Curatorial Trainee

This is a unique opportunity to secure a recognised professional qualification from the University of Leicester whilst undertaking paid work and on the job training at the Attenborough Arts Centre.  The successful applicant will be enrolled (full fees paid) on an 18 month distance learning postgraduate diploma with the renowned University of Leicester School of Museum Studies.

In addition to the diploma the successful applicant will have three days a week paid work as a curatorial trainee at the Attenborough Arts Centre working alongside the Visual Art Officer on the exhibition programme this includes on the job training and mentoring.  It is expected that the Diploma will start in April 2020 and run to September 2021 whilst the paid on the job training starts January 2020.

The Attenborough Arts Centre is an expanding public arts venue close to the centre of Leicester that is managed by the University of Leicester.  With over 100,000 visitors each year the centre is a lively and vibrant part of the culture of the city and region.   It has a progressive programme of inclusive theatre, music, dance, spoken word and exhibitions.  As a part of the Arts Council of England’s National Portfolio Organisations the centre receives regular grant aid.

If you are interested in applying for our role, please apply on our website.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Jeremy Webster

Contact Email


Start Date

22nd November 2019

Closing Date

5th January 2020