Placement opportunities

Placement experience is all but essential at the beginning of an exciting career in the cultural sector, and Creative Manchester can pair you with the pick of the crop.

Our network of local arts and culture partners should make us your first port of call for finding interesting, challenging and CV-building opportunities.

Contact the Creative Manchester team and let us know what you are studying, what area you are seeking experience in, and when you are available for placement opportunities.

Rebecca Duncan, MA Arts Management, Placement Student

Aside from getting the chance to work with some brilliant people, the work placement with Creative Manchester provided an environment for me to really develop my event management skills. I was given the freedom to create and implement my own project plan, including being trusted to liaise with event partners and marketing suppliers. This is quite uncommon for someone early in their career in the creative industries, so now I can take the experience forward to make my mark in the sector.

Rebecca Duncan / MA Arts Management, Placement Student

MIF placement 2019

Take a look at how drama students got involved in the Manchester International Festival in summer 2019.

Grainne Flynn / BA Drama, MIF Placement Student

All the students from Drama and English got an opportunity to work with Rimini Protokoll on their show Utopolis. There were three of us on a team and we all assisted a different member of Rimini Protokoll. My role became part of the production team but also as a voice in Utopolis. Because of so many opportunities that the University has given me, but also this placement, it's made me realise that there are so many different routes you can go down.

Grainne Flynn / BA Drama, MIF Placement Student