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3 entry-level jobs to kick-start your writing career

Writing careers are particularly attractive to students and graduates but can be incredibly competitive to get into. Take a look at these three alternative entry-level jobs that are guaranteed to kick-start your writing career.


What does a Senior Technician do for a theatre?

Chris Last is the Senior Technician at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. He explains his creative journey, what skills are needed for this role and offers advice for this career.


Being a Marketing and Sales Officer

Lauren Forde is the Marketing and Sales Officer at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains why her role is important to the theatre, what skills are needed for the work and how you can get into a marketing career.


Being an Education Projects Coordinator

Hayley Murrow organises and delivers all the educational projects that happen at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains more about her role and journey and offers tips for a creative theatre career.


Production & programming for a theatre

Natalie Sinnadurai is the Production & Programming Administrator at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains what she does for her role and what work experience, education and training are helpful for getting into this career.


Being a Theatre Manager

Matthew Abercrombie is the Theatre Manager at Theatre Royal. He is responsible for all front of house activities and many other non-technical activities. Find out from him what the role involves and how to get into this career.


What does an Associate Artist do?

David Whitney works for Theatre Royal as their Associate Artist and looks after their youth groups, workshops and productions. He explains more about the role and what skills are needed for this area of work.


Being a creative team coordinator

Lizzie Croucher looks after the community projects and programmes at DanceEast. She explains more about her role, the skills needed to do the job and offers advice to young people wanting to work in this area of the creative industries.


Work experience with a video production company

Vlogger Josh Hewitt vlogs about his work experience with video production company doublejump


Work experience with a digital agency

Adam Bradley, a computer science student vlogs about his work experience with digital agency 31 interactive


Work experience with a creative media arts centre

Chris Stewart, a business studies student, vlogs about his work experience with creative media arts centre Fab Lab


Work experience with a children’s media company

Amy Love, a cosplayer, vlogs about her work experience with children's media company Dog Ears


How to record a podcast

Radio presenter and producer Keith Law explains how to record a podcast. He also explains what a typical working day for him looks like and offers tips for getting into radio.


How to make a storyboard

Illustrator and animator Daniel McGarrigle explains how to make a storyboard. He also explains what a typical working day for him looks like and what it's like being a freelancer with this job.


How to design a product

Director of Bigsmall Stephen McGilloway explains how to design a product. He also explains more about what product design is and how to get into this career.


How to create a video on iMovie

Photographer and filmmaker Denzil Browne explains how to make a video on iMovie. He also explains more about his role and offers advice on how to get into the industry,


Getting started in the creative and cultural industries

In this animation, see advice from industry professionals being put into action as young people move towards working in the creative and cultural industries.


Moving forward from a creative apprenticeship

As part of their Curious Futures work, Curious Minds put this animation together where industry professionals gave their advice about how young people can move forward from a creative apprenticeship and look for other opportunities in the creative and cultural sector.


Becoming a technical manager

Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.


Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq on surviving in art

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq's art focuses on being an Asian Muslim deaf woman living in a Western world, and explores how deafness and disability affects our lives. Here is the story of how she worked twice as hard to be on a par with her hearing peers and the advice she has for future artists.


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