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Katrina Gilroy is Production Manager at the National Theatre. She describes the theatre production process and the role of production manager.
Ruth MacLeod is the Heritage Officer for the London Borough of Wandsworth. Based at Battersea Library, she looks after the Borough’s archives and local history library. The Heritage Service holds records dating back to 1489.
Candoco Dance Company started in 1991 as a series of workshops and developed into the UK's first professional dance company that integrated disabled and non-disabled dancers.
Matthew Hunt is a clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Ensemble 360, a Sheffield-based chamber group. He spoke about how he developed his career as a professional musician.
As a graduate or school leaver, how do you get that first job in web design? David Beastall, Digital Executive for Renfrew Group International, shared his thoughts and experiences about a web career.
Ed teaches people of all ages to sing, describing himself as "wildly passionate" about music. He explains how he became interested in community work as a profession and how Nina Simone was the person who got him into music.
Antony Barnett is Head of Props at the Royal Opera House. Hired in the mid-1980s as a prop maker, his role has become more managerial in recent years.
Aideen Doran works across video sculpture, animation and drawing. She spoke to Choices about how she develops her business skills and finds support from other artists.
Claire Fowler is Education Officer at Chatsworth, a historic estate in the Peak District, and the Bolton Abbey estate in North Yorkshire. The landscapes vary greatly: from the stately home collection, to a garden, park, moorland, river and farmyard.
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.
Annette Howard’s role as information executive involves gathering and distributing information.
Tatty Devine crafts unique, handmade accessories inspired by rock 'n' roll, 50s Americana and everyday objects. Rosie Wolfenden met her co-founder, Harriet Vine, studying Fine Art.
Rhiannon Ellis began her creative career as a theatre director, and is now Learning & Community Engagement Manager for Theatre Royal Wakefield. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she changed her career to work with people and communities.
Working in performance does not always provide a constant income. Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles and should always consider sources of future income.
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.
Celeste Lazarenko is a successful opera singer. She’s sung roles in a Philip Glass opera and for the English National Opera. She’s performed in Hong Kong, across Europe and in her home country of Australia.
Work experience makes a difference to your career prospects, but can be difficult to find in the competitive creative sector. Sharon Walpole of Moving On magazine gives advice for getting relevant work experience.
A volunteer placement in an arts or heritage venue gives you the opportunity to build contacts and gain experience. But what should you do to make the most of the experience?
Emily Ward is an archive assistant at the National Archives in Kew. She is the first point of contact for people who want to use the archives, which hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records.
After self-publishing her debut novel, Melanie Clegg built up an audience for her writing career. By the release of her third novel, she had sold over ten thousand books. She spoke about her journey.
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