Arts, Design and Media resources

SHARE
Share on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Share on LinkedIn
WRITTEN BY
Jaime Cox
TAGS
artsDesign and Media job and placement resources
UPDATED
8:53am 23 Apr 2018
Arts, Design and Media job and placement resources

General Websites

  • Arts Council England (ACE) - funding for organisations and individuals involved in the arts, regional arts information, news, publications and job vacancies
  • ArtsHub - job vacancies and career profiles
  • AA2A - project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England
  • Artsjobsonline - arts-related job vacancies
  • Adzuna - vacancies in Art & Design in the UK
  • Creative Choices - information about the creative industries, case studies, job profiles and vacancies/opportunities
  • Creative Skillset - empowers creatives to develop skills and talent by providing investment for individuals and businesses to grow
  • Craftscouncil – information, events and opportunities relating to crafts
  • Artquest – advice, information and opportunities for visual artists
  • The Guardian - section on jobs based in arts and heritage
  • Mad - resource for marketing, advertising and design jobs
  • New Art West Midlands – creative opportunities in the midlands
  • National Museums Directors' Council - list of public galleries and museums
  • IKON gallery - internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue located in Birmingham and recruiter in
  • Eastside Projects – making art public in the midlands
  • Target jobs – for industry information around marketing, advertising, PR and creative roles

Art and Design

  • Artsadmin – provides advice and information on development opportunities, awards and support
  • AA2A - project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England
  • Axisweb - independent charity committed to providing a platform to support artists
  • National federation of artist studio providers – in the west midlands and nationally
  • Turning Point West Midlands – funding, commissions and opportunities within the visual arts in the West Midlands.
  • Dezeen - vacancies in art and design
  • a-n jobs – promotes opportunities, jobs and conversations for the visual arts
  • Arts Council England Jobs - Range of opportunities within the arts sector including positions that require specialist knowledge and skills, and unskilled positions at arts organisations
  • ArtsHub - publishes essential jobs and information for professionals working in the British arts industry
  • Artsjobsonline – search a diverse range of jobs in arts, culture and heritage via web, email and social media
  • Guardian Jobs - Search for your next job from live vacancies, or upload your CV now to let recruiters find you
  • Creative Choices - sector guide to careers in creative and cultural environments
  • The Institute of Conservation (Icon) - vacancy details are available to members.
  • Museum Jobs – job opportunities in the UK and heritage Sectors Worldwide
  • Museums Association (MA) - Largest association representing museums and galleries in the United Kingdom
  • The National Trust - database of vacancies with National Trust properties including internships
  • Artquest - opportunity listings and information on a range of topics including exhibiting and selling work, managing your career and working internationally
  • Association of Art Historians - can provide information about jobs, bursaries, competitions and awards
  • The Crafts Council - directory that lists opportunities, funding and courses
  • The Association of Illustrators - advice on starting out in illustration, professional practice and industry announcements, hosts workshops and events
  • The AWN Career Connections - feature articles, interviews with professionals, galleries, discussion forums and job listings
  • Creative Skillset - empowers creatives to develop skills and talent by providing investment for individuals and businesses to grow
  • Fifteen Design: Journey into the design industry - A useful infographic detailing the graduate journey into design, how to create a great portfolio and apply for jobs
  • Association of Photographers (AOP) - 'How to...' guides and expert tips and advice (for student members) and job vacancies
  • Photoassist - resource for emerging photographers and those looking to get into professional photography
  • Photographers.co.uk - jobs vacancies section and lists of photographers you could contact speculatively about opportunities
  • New Art West Midlands – creative opportunities in the midlands
  • Tanktv – an online platform for artists' moving image

Architecture & Design 

Architecture 

Landscape Architecture

 Interior Design and Product Design

  • British Institute of Interior Design - The British Institute of Interior Design encourages and supports creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education
  • Network Design - placement services for interior design, design management and product design positions
  • Design Week - Design Week is the UK's leading Design website specialising in design news and jobs including furniture, product and interior design
  • Dezeen – jobs in interior Design and design, including internships and assistant Job roles.
  • Adrem – job recruitment agency with specialist consultants in sourcing interiors and product jobs
  • Careers in Design - Specialist recruitment of interior, product and furniture designers
  • Condé Nast  - Publisher of titles including GQ and Vogue. Their careers page has various roles including PA and Editorial, Styling and Design
  • The Design Directory - examples of work from consultants appear in the Directory
  • The Chartered Society of Designers - The professional body for designers and the authority on professional design practice. It is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers with members in 33 countries and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines

Conservatoire

Music (Production and Performance)

  • Musical Chairs - Performance, teaching and admin jobs in classical music
  • Association of British Orchestras - national body representing classical musicians. Has a jobs board
  • Corps of Army Music - opportunities for musicians in the British Army
  • Music Producers Guild - join for free to access the Members Directory and latest events
  • UK Music Jobs - vacancies in production, technology, teaching and performance
  • Rhinegold - jobs board covering the whole industry including teaching, performance, technology and creative
  • Music Week - industry magazine advertising vacancies in music marketing, management and production. Also has a member directory for direct applications
  • Youth Music Network - site aimed at young people with a small range of entry-level roles in music education, marketing and production
  • Vocalist - jobs board for singers, musicians, producers and bands
  • Star Now - auditions and jobs in music - mainly for musicians, performers and producers

Performance and Arts

  • Arts Hub - listing arts and creative jobs including internships and work experience. Jobs bulletin with 100 new listings each week is emailed free to members weekly. Free to join. Covers theatre, dance, visual arts, film, tv and radio, writing and publishing, design, music, fashion and the creative industries.
  • The Stage  - hugely popular industry magazine listing auditions for a range of performance roles
  • Creative Choices  -provides tools, knowledge and networks as well as a jobs and events board.
  • Arts Jobs -dedicated jobs website from the UK Arts Council
  • Casting Network - jobs board for actors
  • The Knowledge - site for performance-related jobs. Create a free profile to search for opportunities
  • Spotlight – lists professional acting jobs and auditions. Also has 'Contacts' handbook.
  • Casting Call Pro - information on work in a range of countries
  • Get into Theatre - includes voluntary and work placement opportunities.

Fashion and Textiles

  • Careers in textiles - search the latest jobs and research employers
  • Print and Pattern Jobs Blog - design jobs and freelance opportunities
  • Condé Nast  - Publisher of titles including GQ and Vogue. Their careers page has various roles including PA and Editorial, Styling and Design
  • The Design Directory - examples of work from fashion and interior textiles consultant
  • Drapers Jobs - jobs in buying, administration, garment technology, marketing, wholesale and design
  • Fashion Jobs - jobs in retail management, design, marketing, communication and merchandising
  • Fashion Personnel - fashion design, product design, pattern cutters, fabric technologists and merchandisers
  • Fashion Workie - job available in fashion design, buying merchandising, retail, modelling, journalism, marketing, styling and visual merchandising
  • Tagged Resources - specialist skill sectors including Supply Chain, Merchandising, Buying, Design, Product Development, Technologists, Quality, and Sales and Marketing roles
  • Retail Human Resources - for jobs as buyers and merchandisers
  • Denza - roles in UK and internationally in fashion design, textile design (Print design, Embroidery design, Embellishment design) and homewares, garment technology, pattern cutting and visual merchandising
  • Fashion United - jobs in the UK and internationally as a designer, buyer, retail fashion manager, merchandiser and technologist, including internships and traineeships
  • People Marketing - fashion recruitment specialist in international markets across Europe, Asia, Far East and evolving markets in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and beyond
  • Michael Page – in the UK and international roles for fashion buyers, merchandisers, designers and technicians
  • International Fashion Jobs – jobs and internships in the fashion capitals across the world
  • Talisman Fashion – UK and international vacancies in buying, merchandising, design, marketing, digital and ecommerce
  • Quest Search – bases in UK and Dubai recruiting for buying, merchandising, ecommerce and digital, fashion design and marketing
  • In Design Recruitment – specialising in international recruitment in fashion design, knitwear and accessories

Online databases, directories, Association, Guilds, trade fairs and events:

Jewellery 

Media & English

General Websites

  • Eye The Prize - An innovative platform and community for the arts and creative industries. They help people unlock the gateways to success and advance their creative careers.
  • Media Muppet - internships, placements and graduate jobs across the media and broadcast sectors
  • Mandy.com - good source of media jobs (including research) in UK and worldwide
  • Media UK - media directory and jobs in broadcast and editorial
  • Media Moose entry level media jobs and networking opportunities
  • The Guardian - large UK source of media jobs
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau - agency, includes jobs in media and journalism
  • PFJ - large media recruitment agency with a specialist graduate site for roles in media, media sales, digital and marketing
  • Grapevine - large jobs board for roles across the broadcasting and media sectors
  • Go Think Big - site aimed at students offering work experience and internships across media and editorial for companies such as Bauer, Grazia and 02
  • BIMA - British Interactive Multimedia Association - useful jobs and membership sections
  • Media Volt - jobs board covering a wide range of media roles
  • Only Media Jobs - media jobs board focussing more on the Business side – Account Executives, Media Planning, Media Sales etc…
  • Media Talent Bank - a collective of creatives, media organisations and freelancers. Lists West Midlands based opportunities
  • Production Base - online network covering TV, radio, film, theatre and production. Users can create a free profile and search on the jobs board for opportunities.
  • ArtsCultureMedia - jobs across visual, culture, performance, media and education

TV and Radio

  • BBC Careers Hub  - links to graduate trainee schemes, work experience and case studies
  • BBC Extend Programme - placements for graduates with disabilities
  • Sky TV jobs - includes graduate and work experience schemes
  • ITV Jobs - general job listings plus graduate schemes in TV Production and Sales
  • Channel 4 - careers and jobs site including work experience placement scheme
  • Channel 5 jobs - Lists general vacancies
  • MTV - 12 month paid internships in London
  • Start in TV - site offering a selection pool service for entry jobs such as unpaid and paid temporary runners. Registration £21 for hopefuls
  • Judy Fisher Associates - employment agency specialising in jobs in media and are "preferred suppliers" to the BBC
  • Traffic Link (Inrix)- training and jobs for traffic and road watch presenters (a useful entry point to media and radio presenting)
  • TV Collective – jobs in the TV and film industry
  • BroadcastGraduate - jobs in broadcast technology and operations
  • The Unit List – TV Production jobs portal & industry community resource.
  • Media UK - dedicated jobs boards for TV and Radio
  • Broadcast Now  site for the national radio industry
  • The Radio Academy - comprehensive list of current radio jobs
  • Global Radio Academy - work experience and internships from commercial heavyweight Global Radio
  • Go Think Big - 12 month paid internships with Bauer radio group

Film

 Marketing, Advertising, PR and Events

Journalism and Editorial 

 

Publishing

Visual Communication 

Animation

  • Association of Illustrators (AOI) - The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards
  • Animated People - specialist recruitment agency in film and games industries
  • Animation Magazine – advertises vacancies in animation, VFX, video games, VR/AR
  • Animation Industry Database - useful directory and source
  • Chinwag Jobs - find your perfect digital job
  • Datascope - Focuses on careers in the gaming industry including online and mobile roles, game, website design & development, and animation
  • Design Week - Design Week is the UK's leading Design website specialising in design news and jobs
  • Mad - Mad Jobs is the leading resource for marketing, advertising and design jobs. Search the latest opportunities from top media and design brands & agencies
  • OPM Jobs - search for a job in any area of the interactive entertainment industry
  • Tanktv – an online platform for artists' moving image

Graphic Design & Illustration

  • Fifteen Design: Journey into the design industry - A useful infographic detailing the graduate journey into design, how to create a great portfolio and apply for jobs
  • New Art West Midlands - visual arts network for the region, creating defining opportunities for West Midlands’ artists.
  • Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) - The Recruitment Space. The professional body for designers and the authority on professional design practice. It is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers with members in 33 countries and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines
  • The Association of Illustrators - advice on starting out in illustration, professional practice and industry announcements, hosts workshops and events
  • Creative Review - job pages for vacancies in the design and creative industries
  • Design Jobs Board - Free creative jobs listings for Graphic Design jobs, Fashion jobs and Architecture jobs
  • Mad - Mad Jobs is the leading resource for marketing, advertising and design jobs. Search the latest opportunities from top media and design brands & agencies
  • Design Week jobs - UK's leading Design website specialising in design news and jobs, including advertising, graphics and branding
  • a-n jobs – promotes opportunities, jobs and conversations for the visual arts
  • Campaign - advertising, creative, digital, campaign and visual communication jobs
  • Manchester Digital - Manchester Digital is the independent trade association for digital business in the North West of England. It brings together creative to technical, from software to media, from telecommunications to marketing
  • Creative Choices - from the Creative and Cultural Skills website, explores the opportunities in the industry and search for jobs
  • Creative Skillset - empowers creatives to develop skills and talent by providing investment for individuals and businesses to grow
  • Creativepool - creative industry network where companies and individuals showcase and share their work, broadcast their news, promote their services and search for jobs
  • Gabriele Skelton – specialist design and creative industries website

 

Photography

  • Association of Photographers (AOP) -  UK based Membership Organisation that promotes, and protects the rights of photographers
  • British Journal of Photography - the latest photography news and features
  • Photoassist - resource for emerging photographers and those looking to get into professional photography, including photography jobs and careers advice
  • Photographers.co.uk - lists photographers to contact about opportunities
  • Creative Review - job pages for vacancies in the design and creative industries
  • Bureau of Freelance Photographers - to help freelance and aspiring freelance photographers to sell their pictures to editorial markets
  • Le Book - LEBOOK has a network of 50,000+ creatives at brands and advertising agencies – all involved in marketing, image-making, and media buying
  • Mandy - Film and production job listings for the UK and the entire world

Theatre and Performance

SHARE
Share on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Share on LinkedIn