Work Placements

We offer work placements across a range of departments including curatorial and exhibition design, front of house, education and marketing.

Please note demand for work placements at The Atkinson is extremely high. Get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Live Briefs

We offer exciting opportunities for students to work on ‘Live Briefs’ at The Atkinson, from exhibition design to documentary photography. We work with students to set them a brief that suits them and our programme.

‘Live Briefs’ at The Atkinson are a unique opportunity for your student to expand their practise, develop their skills and gain great work experience.

Recent examples of ‘Live Briefs’ include photographic community portraits featured in our Lord Street exhibition and behind the scenes photography of the Folk Festival.


Please email to discuss the opportunity for developing ‘Live Briefs’ or work placements for your students.