Unpaid opportunities


We recognise the value in people having access to proper work experience, where it is properly managed and mutually beneficial.

However, we believe that work experience should never be used as a way to avoid national minimum wage regulations. We realise that there is a growing concern in the art and culture sector about its reliance on unpaid roles, and so we do not advertise these on our site. If you are looking to post about an unpaid role, this may be removed from the site unless it is clearly for a collaboration, partnership or short term festival or event volunteer.

We reserve the right to remove any posts without further notice to you which, in our reasonable judgement, do not comply with our terms and conditions.


Arts Council England and Creative & Cultural Skills have published these guidelines for internships to help clarify the legal obligations of arts and culture organisations offering internships.

We will not accept postings for unpaid internships unless they are part of a recognised further or higher education course.