Careers advice

Want to find out more about working in art galleries, or combine a career as an artist with gallery work?

Galleries are great places to work — there’s the chance to see exciting new exhibitions, opportunities to meet artists and talk to the public about their work, and a diverse mix of people to work with. 

These pages will give you an idea of what is involved in working in or with galleries, particularly through gallery education, whether you are still at school, in further or higher education, or if you are looking for a change in career.  

If you can’t find the information you need on these pages, send an email to or call us on 020 7729 5858 and we will do our best to help.

Engage at Tate Exchange

In March 2017, we ran a free careers event in the Switch House of the Tate Modern, open to anybody interested in a career in gallery or visual arts education. Run as part of Tate Exchange, and a peer-led professional development event, experienced gallery and visual arts professionals spoke about their career paths and experiences, and offered one-to-one coaching sessions and advice.

Take a look at our highlights film here: