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We are seeking an enthusiastic young person between the ages of 16-20 to join the Engagement team at the Bluecoat starting in July for 12 weeks on a paid work experience placement.

You will work alongside our participation team who run workshops and events with communities and individuals across the city, helping people to gain access to the great quality arts experiences we have at the Bluecoat and with our marketing team who spread the word far and wide about the work of the Bluecoat.

For more information about the Bluecoat please go to

Who are you?

You are a young person between the age of 16- 20 who is interested in arts, culture, galleries and museums (the Bluecoat has everything from visual art to dance to music festivals!). You’ll be interested in getting some work experience and trying new things.

What will you get?

  • The opportunity to do a 12 week paid work placement working in one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool’s city-centre.
  • The chance to understand how an arts organisation works and what job opportunities are out there
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in the workplace and learn how to operate as part of a team
  • You will be paid at National Minimum Wage or above dependent on your age
  • An employer’s reference for your CV
  • The chance to do a bronze Arts Award (


To apply, please download and complete an application form here and return it to Laura Yates, Participation Manager. 

Deadline for applications:

Friday 17 July 2015 at 5pm

This post is funded by Curious Minds as part of the Trailblaze programme.  As a result of funding restrictions, the post can only be offered to 16 to 18 year olds*, we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are not in education, employment or training, or you are currently studying an entry level or level one college course.  The Trailblaze programme provides additional personal support when gaining employment and during the job itself. Please note you may be required to give evidence of your circumstances as part of the application process.  All applications will be treated confidentially.  If you are interested, but uncertain as to whether you are eligible or not, then please contact for an informal chat about the placement


*We may be able to accept some 19 – 20 year olds dependant on your personal circumstances

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