Jump to navigation

Crafts Council

Home // News & Features // Paid placement for 18-25 year olds at Crafts Council

Paid placement for 18-25 year olds at Crafts Council

  • Aged 18-25 and based in London? 
  • Month-long placement starting 5th of August 
  • Boost your CV and gain experience in a national arts organisation 

Here at Crafts Council we want to help nurture the next generation of arts professionals and help them kick start their career. Based in our friendly Learning and Talent Development Team, our August placement will focus on planning and developing a lunchtime and after school craft scheme for two schools in Islington and West London. This is a really great opportunity to work both within a national arts organisation, directly with a local school, and with another school in West Yorkshire.   

During the placement, you will gain experience planning educational craft sessions and workshops, learn how to plan activity guide young people through their creative choices and build their confidence. You will also learn how to work with other craft educators to deliver the programme outside of London.

If you are interested in furthering your career in arts education either within a school, or within an arts or heritage organisation then this placement is designed with you in mind!


  • Four week placement, 1.5 days a week (Monday- Friday) at Crafts Council HQ in Angel, Islington. We’ll work with the successful applicants to decide which day of the week they work
  • Placement starts 5th of August 
  • London living wage (£11.20 per hour)

Who can apply:

  • You need to be aged 18-25 and based in London
  • You don't need a degree, or to be planning to go to uni 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Packages is helpful but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Positive attitude and willing to learn

How to Apply:

Email us including the subject line ‘Young People's Placement’ telling us how the role is going to help you- We don’t want to know what you can already bring to the table, we want to know how you need to develop! Relevant experience or courses is also helpful to hear, but this placement is all about working on the skills you need to move forward in your career.

Email: Rosie Mitchell, Young People's Producer at r_mitchell@craftscouncil.org.uk by Friday 12th of July 2019.

The Crafts Council is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity.  We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including disabled applicants and applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.