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Mike Gadd sees his award-winning taxidermy as a form of specialised sculpture.

A career in taxidermy

Mike Gadd's job as a taxidermist allows him to combine his love of wildlife with his skills as a sculptor. He spoke about his work.


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.


Bridget Nicholls is the Director of Pestival.

Organising Pestival arts event

Bridget Nicholls was awarded the first Zoo Arts Fellowship at ZSL London Zoo. Her large-scale science arts festival, 'Pestival', was recently awarded Conservation Project of the Year by the Observer Ethical Awards.


Design internships helped Rhiannon gain industry experience after university.

Making an internship work

Rhiannon Jones is a graphic designer working for Warner Music Group. She spoke about how a 3 month internship led to a permanent job in the music industry.


Jodie studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Jodie Whittaker, actress

Actress Jodie Whittaker has worked with Peter O'Toole, Viggo Mortensen and Cillian Murphy. Graduating the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has worked in cinema, theatre and television.


Returning books to the shelves

University libraries experience heavy demands for books around deadlines and exam times, and so employ shelvers. Carla Moore works at Lincoln University Library as she studies for a Masters.


'Diversification is necessary for survival'

How to diversify your writing

In a world where nothing seems certain, diversification is necessary for survival. And in the creative industries, ‘slashers’ are rife: actor/writer, producer/director, teacher/playwright.


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.


Graham Lister is the Production Manager at the Curve theatre.

Designing a modern theatre

Graham Lister, Production Manager, talks about the unique design of the Curve Theatre in Leicester. The exposed nature of the theatre allows the audience to see behind the scenes.


During his studies Jack volunteered for galleries to gain experience (© Max McClure).

Running a nomadic art gallery

Jack Gibbon is founder and director of the Antlers Gallery, a 'nomadic' gallery with no permanent residence and produces temporary exhibitions within different spaces across Bristol.


Brian Mitchell is genealogist for Derry City Council Museum.

Careers in museums

Four people at the Derry City Council Museum Service discuss their careers in management, education, archives and genealogy.


Starting out in illustration

After studying graphic design, John Cei Douglas quit his day job and set himself up as an illustrator. He spoke about his experiences in art college and the struggle to make a living.


Elizabeth Byrne is a classical singer and teacher.

A career in classical music

Classical singer Lizzie Byrne's career has seen her performing with small opera companies and contemporary music groups. She also works on teaching and vocal training.


St George's Bristol is a concert hall and recording studios.

Directing an arts organisation

Starting as promotions coordinator for St George's in Bristol, Suzanne Rolt is now director of the music venue. She describes how she built up leadership skills for her work.


Salary and progression in graphic design

Interested in a graphic design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design looks at typical salaries and progression routes, as well as giving key information and outlining desired skills and experience.


It’s worth thinking about the skills a course will teach you beyond the central subject. (Image: Jake Morley)

The basics of choosing a course

With thousands of different courses on offer in the UK, it can be hard to know where to start. Use this simple guide to get your search going.


Ifeoma was inspired to write a book about Africa.

Writing children’s books

Ifeoma Onyefulu is a children's author, novelist and photographer. She spoke about her inspiration, an unusual path to find a publisher, and why writers shouldn't be discouraged.


Shane Solanki is a songwriter for the Last Mango in Paris band

Understand band agreements

A band agreement is a contract between the individual members of a band which sets out how the band is going to conduct business together.


The legal profession relies on up-to-date and accurate information to research and prepare cases.

Working as a legal librarian

Helen Marshall works in the knowledge and information team at the law firm Harvey Ingram LLP. 400 staff are spread across the head office in Leicester and the four other offices in the Midlands.


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.


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