How To: Find Vacancies and Experience in Creative Careers

When it comes to finding careers in the creative industry, just knowing where to look can be difficult. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of places where you can find vacancies in the creative fields, in addition to links on finding advice and information about careers in creative industries.


Creative Access

Creative Access is a company who seek to support those throughout the entire process of job applications- from job seeking to interview preparation. They seek to support individuals from underrepresented communities to access creative careers and leadership opportunities. 

Creative Access


Disover Creative Careers

Discover! Allows you to explore careers in the creative industry, even allowing you to filter results so that they are tailored to your interests, skills and field. From theatre to animation to journalism and so much more, this site allows you to find out more about different creative careers to see which is the best fit for you. The site also posts up-to-date opportunities such as internships, placements, masterclasses, and courses.

Discover Creative Careers


 Arts Council England 

Arts Council England is a public department sponsored by the government which offers a range of creative careers. The site enables you to job opportunities in the arts, even allowing you to add filters by field (e.g. Music), salary, region, and more. 

Jobs and careers | Arts Council England 


Creative Lancashire 

Creative Lancashire keeps an up-to-date resource bank of current vacancies and opportunities in the creative field in the Lancashire area. Creative Lancashire’s site also has information and opportunities on current opportunities in areas such as funding, business development and training, and more.

Creative Lancashire › Jobs


Creative Resource 

Creative Resource prides itself on being at the forefront for the creative and marketing sector, with advice on interviews and graduate job hunting, a section on current job vacancies, and a CV drop section which allows you to submit your CV (and if relevant, your portfolio) so that they can let you know when relevant jobs become available. 

Creative Resource 


The Guardian Careers Search

The website for the Guardian newspaper has an up-to-date list of current vacancies in Arts and Heritage, among many other fields. It allows you to filter down the opportunities further by specific fields (e.g. Theatre), location, job level, salary and more, allowing you to focus in on and find the opportunities which work best for you.

Arts & heritage jobs in North West England 


University of Leicester Jobs Desk

The University of Leicester has the most extensive free listing of vacancies for museums and galleries in the UK. This up-to-date listing is a great place to find vacancies across the UK in this field. 

Jobs desk | Museum Studies at Leicester 


Creative Access Advice for Preparing for a Creative Role

This aforementioned site not only provides support in the application process, but also offers pages such as this with valuable tips on how to get a role in and prepare for a role in a creative industry. This list gives ten pieces of advice aimed at giving you the best chance of breaking into the industry.  

Top 10 tips for preparing for a role in the creative industries 


Feel like you’re lacking experience in the Creative Field?

If you feel like you want to work in the creative industry, but feel you don’t have the relevant experience to do so, don’t let that stop you! There are plenty of ways to break into the industry and gain relevant experience. To find out some tips, check out these links below. 

How to break into the creative industry without relevant experience  


Voice Mag

Voice Mag have a whole host of interviews with people from a range of creative careers: