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Danny Stewart, lighting and sound technician

Danny started out working front-of-house at a theatre. From there he got into the technical side of staging opera and live events.


Ziza has learnt to prioritise tasks and keep on top of multiple projects .

Ziza Sery-Bi, cultural venue operations apprentice

Ziza has been working at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) since January 2012 on a Cultural Venue Operations apprenticeship.


Molly Brookfield uses the archive collection to create visually stimulating and historically significant exhibitions. Copyright: The Wiener

Molly Brookfield, exhibitions

Molly engages visitors with exhibitions on the Second World War, working with the world's oldest holocaust collection. She explains the ways that working with the archive is keeping her busy.


Leigh Johnstone, artistic director

As artistic director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Leigh Johnstone makes sure the theatre the company creates reflects its aims.


Once she had set herself up in a rented workshop space, Amy began creating and selling her own jewellery collections.

Amy Keeper, designer and maker

For years Amy believed that she needed to be good at drawing to succeed as a jewellery maker. Then an evening class gave her confidence, and she began to turn a hobby into a career.


Ed Cooper, electrician

Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.


Ella won the award for her dedication and passion for transferring her craft skills.

Ella McIntosh, Pewtersmith

Ella McIntosh is a pewtersmith and owner of THIS IS PEWTER. She works out of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and runs a workshop programme called ‘Give it a Bash!’. In 2018 she was awarded the Craft and Jewellery Skills Award at Creative & Cultural Skills’ annual awards ceremony.


Scott Treeby, live events apprentice

Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.


Katie Goodfellow, Public Relations and Digital Account Manager

Katie Goodfellow is a Public Relations and Digital Account Manager at Represent in Scotland. She works with clients to understand their goals and challenges, and put in place a communications strategy which works for them.


Maggie Saxon, manager and consultant

From usher to finance director and beyond, Maggie Saxon just couldn't stay away from the Royal Exchange Theatre. She left her job as a banker to work full-time in theatre.


Iconic Eye is a brand new Rock project founded by Greg Dean.

Greg Dean, musician

Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.


Brian Reilly, lighting managing director

Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.


Anna Jordan, artistic director

Having originally trained as an actor, Anna Jordan is now artistic director of the Without A Paddle theatre company.


Bev Paskell, technician

Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.


John Liddell, head of costume

John Liddell is the head of costume for Scottish Opera. In this short video clip he talks about the role of a costume maker and the choices people have to make for a costume career.


Mole Wetherell, artistic director

Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.


Gallery Attendant, Sean Halliman, provides customer service to all museum visitors - including the Duchess of Cornwall. Image: Sean Halliman

Sean Halliman, gallery attendant

Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.


Bethany Haggar, freelance make-up artist

Bethany is a freelance make-up artist at the beginning of her career. She explains the highs and lows of her job so far and how others can get started.


(Image: interns, apprentices, graduate actors and placements at West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Beth Knight, fundraising and development apprentice

Beth is fundraising and development apprentice for West Yorkshire Playhouse. She discusses the skills she's picked up from the role and provides tips for working in theatre.


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