Apply to become a Young Producer

Learn more about the National Gallery's Young Producers training opportunity, including entry criteria and how to apply

Or why not come along, meet the team, and discover if the Young Producers training opportunity is right for you at our free taster session evening on Friday 28 September

Find out more and how to apply:

What we offer

How you will learn

Diversity and equal opportunities

Entry criteria

What you will bring to us

How to apply (application form)

What happens next?

Find out more before applying


Access information

Any questions?


What we offer

The National Gallery is recruiting a vibrant team of 10 Young Producers (aged 18 to 25) with broad-ranging skills and interests to deliver activities that will inspire Gallery visitors.

Young Producers is a 10–12 month training opportunity designed to build workplace skills through real experience, collaborating and sharing with creative professionals and peers. Young Producers will be expected to commit 4 hours per week of their time.

Young Producers will learn about and contribute to public engagement at the National Gallery, including activities, events and digital content. They will support the Gallery in connecting young people and other audiences with the collection.

Come along, meet the team, and discover if the Young Producers training opportunity is right for you:

Friday 28 September 2018
Pigott Education Centre, Orange St

How you will learn

This is a highly participative hands-on training programme, offering varied opportunities to experience real-life activities within a cultural sector workplace by:

  • Supporting the Education team in developing and delivering workshops and events for diverse young audiences
  • Collaborating with other Young Producers to engage different audiences with the Gallery’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Collaborating with staff in other teams across the wider Gallery including Curatorial and Communications to enrich the visitor experience
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to the role
  • Attending weekly development and planning meetings.

Diversity and equal opportunities

To participate in the programme, you will need to commit to the following:

  • We value and respect our colleagues and members of the public regardless of their background
  • We work hard to ensure equality of opportunity and encourage diversity.

Entry criteria

  • GCSE grade A to D (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Aged 18 to 25 on 1 November 2018
  • You can demonstrate some experience of participating in and engaging with arts and culture (visual arts, design, film-making, performance, music etc.), for example you might have been involved in your school’s drama club or orchestra or you might enjoy making films on your phone
  • You can demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for learning; although you will be supported you will also need to manage yourself
  • You can demonstrate an interest in working in the creative and cultural sectors
  • You may already have some experience of supporting other people’s learning

What you will bring to us

  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to use your initiative and work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Self-motivation and demonstrable ability to see a task through to completion
  • Ability to act in ways that supports equality and diversity, including those you come into contact with respect regardless of background

The training involves working on projects with National Gallery employees, visitors, the building and the collection. Successful selection for this training opportunity is therefore subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to apply 

Please fill in the form below. You must answer every question, giving specific examples. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Before you complete the form we recommend you take time to read through the entry criteria.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 October 2018.

Please see the National Gallery privacy policy

The National Gallery is actively committed to promoting the equal treatment of people with disabilities and long term health conditions. If you think you might require reasonable adjustments to complete this application form please get in contact, as we will be happy to assist you.

What happens next?

If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to:

Young Producers informal interviews
Week commencing 15 October 2018

Followed by:

Young Producers recruitment workshop 
Saturday 3 November 2018
Pigott Education Centre, Orange St

This fun, interactive session will be an opportunity for you to get to know the Gallery and find out more about the kind of projects Young Producers will be delivering and leading. It will also help us get to know you so that we can match the right candidates to the team. 

Want to find out more?

Come along, meet the team, and discover if the Young Producers training opportunity is right for you:

Open to everyone
Taster session
Friday 28 September 2018
Pigott Education Centre, Orange St

We are unable to reimburse travel for the taster session


What is the time commitment?
Young Producers will be asked to commit at least 4 contact hours a week. This will include attending meetings with other Young Producers and Gallery staff to develop briefs, taking part in training to support your learning, and delivering events and activities.

This should be something that you can do alongside work and/or study, but it will be easier for you to get more involved with the Gallery if you can give some time during office hours. However it is possible that some work could be done from home.

We schedule meetings and training according to the availability of the Young Producers we recruit. You may wish to give more time to some projects and briefs in order to get as much as possible out of the experience, but the additional time you contribute is up to you.

In order to get the best possible experience Young Producers are required to engage with the Gallery for a minimum of 10 months from November 2018 to August 2019. If you are able to commit for 12 months this will enable you to access and benefit from the full programme of projects and training.

What if I don’t live in London?
Young Producers are required to attend meetings with Gallery staff and other Producers on a regular basis, including weekly meetings and compulsory training. You should take this into consideration if you live outside of Greater London.

Travel costs
This is an unpaid training opportunity but the Gallery will reimburse travel expenses and provide materials and refreshments.

Right to work and volunteer
International students must be able to confirm the following in order to take part in the Young Producers programme:

  • The right to work or volunteer in the UK and/or a Tier 4 visa
  • Approval from your University or training provider to take part in additional training outside of your course
  • If you are here on a student visa you must be undertaking your study for the entire duration of the Young Producers training course (until November 2018).

Access information

The National Gallery is actively committed to promoting the equal treatment of people with disabilities and long term health conditions. As a public-sector organisation, all our public buildings and office spaces are fully accessible to those with mobility needs.

We gently encourage disclosure and will work with you to accommodate any additional requirements you may need in order that you are not put at a disadvantage to your peers and colleagues. We will be glad to make reasonable adjustments, both in the recruitment stage, and after, as necessary.

If you would like to discuss adjustments with a member of the team, please call 020 7747 5820 (Monday–Friday, 10–5)

Any more questions?