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Year 10 & 12 Volunteering

Unpaid Volunteer

What we offer

A series of five challenges over one week that will help you to gain a better understanding of

  • the range of jobs within the cultural sector
  • QUAD’s programme and what we do
  • the skills and qualities required to work in the visual arts

Day-long challenges might take place in the areas of:

  • Arts review
  • Creative planning
  • Digital engagement
  • Marketing and social media
  • Workshop documentation

Who we are looking for 

Students from either Year 10 or Year 12

Students full of enthusiasm and curiosity, with a real interest in the behind the scenes working of a visual arts centre and all that it involves.

The ability to use a computer and internet are beneficial as well as the confidence to work with the public. Be prepared to give anything a go. You may be asked to work with another student – not necessarily from your school – on joint tasks.

To apply 

We strongly recommend interested students visit our building and take a look around the rest of our website before applying.

If you like the sound of what we have on offer, applications for a work experience placement should made by students on the form below. Please download a copy and return it either by e-mail to or by post to: Work Experience, QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS by Monday 4 March 2024.

For a paper copy of the application form please call 01332 285444.

We have a high volume of applications for our work experience placements and we regret we are unable to accept more than 2. We always recommend that you apply to more than one business to ensure you have a back-up plan. 

Due to the nature of the team structure and staff availability QUAD placements are for students in Year 10 and 12 only, focussing on helping to make decisions and providing insights into potential future careers.

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