Work Placements & Work Experience at BALTIC

BALTIC offers placements and work experience for students at schools, colleges and universities. Our placements are usually within the Learning & Civic Engagement Team and offer an opportunity to experience a wide range of learning events and activities and take part in the planning, preparation and evaluation that goes into these.

About Learning & Civic Engagement at BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art exhibits a changing programme of outstanding, inspiring contemporary art. The building is open 362 days a year and admission is free. Up to 500,000 people visit annually. In addition to commissioning and producing exhibitions and performances, BALTIC delivers an extensive programme of learning and civic engagement, prioritising working with the most disadvantaged. Last year’s activities engaged with 273,916 individuals.

BALTIC’s mission is to create greater understanding of the world through contemporary art that has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. We also aim to practice this mission in reverse; for individuals and communities to have power, relevance and meaning at the heart of BALTIC.

A significant part of all Learning and Civic Engagement (L&CE) programming is the importance of building relationships, earning trust, and developing shared values that are shaped around the idea of reciprocity. With an ethos of mutual learning, exchange, playfulness, hospitality and care, L&CE aims to find points of connection with people, working together with professional artists on creative projects that have a civic purpose and champion people as agents of change.

School Work Experience (2019/20 Academic Year)

Our school work experience placements usually last for 1 week, although we are able to support a more flexible approach.

Our experiences will usually include an opportunity to shadow an artist or gallery workshop, research time in exhibitions, some prep work around a particular L&CE programme and the chance to earn a Bronze Arts Award.

We receive a high number of requests for work experience to be undertaken in May, June and July 2020.

To register your interest, please fill out the online form by one of the following dates:
• Friday 28 February
We will contact you by 31 March to let you know if you’ve been successful.
• Friday 22 May
We will contact you by 30 June to let you know if you’ve been successful.
• Friday 25 September
We will contact you by 30 October to let you know if you’ve been successful.
• Friday 27 November
We will contact you by 31 January to let you know if you’ve been successful.

If you are interested in a placement outside of these times please note this on your form.

University Placements

We have a number of developed placement partnerships with regional universities, however, we’re always looking to support students to develop their passion and expertise for Gallery Education, and in return work with you to develop our own critical rigour and increase our capacity.

If you are interested in a placement within the Learning & Civic Engagement Team at BALTIC, please fill in the online form linked here.

If you have any questions regarding work experience or placements, please contact us at recruitment@balticmill.com