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Pitching your PhD Skills for Creative Jobs – ‘Lifting the Lid’ on the Creative Industries & Cultural Sector Workshop 2

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Are you interested in…

  • Understanding possible career paths in the creative industries and cultural sector?
  • Developing research collaborations with creative and cultural partners
  • Building your network of creative and cultural contacts?


Pitching your PhD Skills for Creative Jobs 25 February 2021 11 am – 3 pm

This workshop will explore;

Pitching your PhD for creative industries and cultural sector jobs

Key skills, experience, and attributes needed in the creative industries and cultural sector

Top tips for creative sector job applications, CV writing and interviews

Hacking job applications

Skills and experience you want to develop in order to break into these sectors

By the end of the workshop, you will have;

A better understanding of the types of jobs available in the creative industries and cultural sector and how to find them.

Heard from creative professionals about how their PhDs informed their careers in the cultural sector.

Gained practical advice from sector experts on shaping your CV and interviewing

Practised pitching your PhD skills for creative jobs

Identified your priorities for professional development

More information

These online workshops are designed specifically for you

PURPOSE: These workshops will ‘lift the lid’ on the reality of working in and collaborating with the creative industries and cultural sector. They will help you develop your knowledge, skills and networks to pursue creative jobs and research collaborations.

HOSTS: Workshops will be hosted by experienced cultural leaders Hannah Bird and Dr Ceri Gorton (Co-Directors of Bird & Gorton), who work with organisations including Arts Council England, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Imperial War Museums, The Space, Nesta, DCMS, and the British Council.

BOOK YOUR SPACE: There will be at least 30 spaces available at each of the workshops, which are open to students across all SWW DTP cohorts and will be hosted in Zoom. Each session will be tailored to your interests and priorities, and you will be asked to complete a short registration survey when you book to inform the workshop design.

All workshops include;

Q&A sessions with high level speakers and senior leaders from the creative industries, cultural organisations, as well as national funders and policymakers

Detailed insights into how the creative industries and cultural sector really work – and what this means for you in terms of jobs and collaborations

Top tips from sector decision makers on how to communicate your research and value as a potential non-academic employee or collaborator

Practical activities to develop your understanding and share what you know

Opportunities to develop your own creative network

Follow-up ‘Office hours’ with Bird & Gorton to provide tailored support for questions and ideas that arise as a result of the workshops