Careers and Opportunities
Courtauld Careers Service
At the Courtauld we have access to impartial and confidential careers support through our dedicated careers consultant, Karen.
You can book one-to-one appointments about anything in relation to careers guidance (e.g. exploring career options both inside and outside of the arts, finding internships and jobs, CV/application checks and guidance on further study) on Thursday mornings or Friday afternoons.
You can also book interview practice sessions to help you prepare for upcoming interviews.
Visit the Careers page on the VLE to learn more about the services here.
Courtauld Institute Careers Programme (CICP)
In addition, a comprehensive careers programme runs every year, designed to cater to the varied needs of a diverse student cohort.
Students may attend as many or as few sessions as suits their needs. Those with a minimum of 5 ‘Careers Interactions’ (either 5 events or 5 individual appointments, or a mixture of both) will complete the programme, achieving CICP+, and be invited to the Alumni Networking event in March.
Session 1: Your career options, careers thinking and how your careers service can help - 17 October 18:00-19:30 LT1
Session 2: How do I choose a career? - 24 October 18:00-19:30 LT1
Session 3: Alumni Panel Session: Exploring careers in the Arts - 14 November 18:30-20:00 LT1
Session 4: Alumni Panel Session: Broader applications for your Arts degree - 28 November 18:30-20:00 LT2
Session 5: How to use Linkedin and other social media in your job search* - 5 December, 18:30-19:30, SR2
Session 6: How to stand out in a competitive jobs market - 16 January, 18:30-20:00, LT1
Session 7: Interview practice session* - 6 February, 18:30-19:30, SR2
Session 8: Improve and practice your networking skills* - 20 February, 18:00-20:00, SR2
Session 9: Alumni Networking event (for CICP completers) - 12 March, venue TBC
*Practice-based sessions for maximum 30 participants to complement the information sessions. These sessions require registration.
The department of Public Programmes runs a programme of events to enable adults and young people, whatever their background, to benefit from the Courtauld Institute and Gallery’s unique resources.
The dedicated team manages the schools, community, outreach and public events for The Courtauld Gallery and a wide range of short courses, study days and lectured for adults based within the Institute.
Students can get involved through the gallery talks and youth programme (please get in touch if you have any previous experience in this area) and the student ambassadors scheme.
Become a Public Programmes Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors are employed to volunteer to help run public events for The Courtauld Gallery and to observe and assist in education projects and workshops. This is perfect for those interested in developing their CV and gaining experience in Gallery Education and public engagement.
Previous Student Ambassadors have gone on to work at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, and much more:
* Paid and voluntary work experience in a world renowned gallery
* Free career development and training
* Share your passion for Art and Art History
* Gain experience in working with a wide variety of audiences – schools, young people and adults
See the VLE for further information and application forms or come and meet the team at Freshers Fayre or in the Public Programmes Office.
Jobs outside Courtauld
We recommend that you do not work more than ten hours a week during your studies so that you do not put yourself under too much strain. The Courtauld alumni office receives exclusive job opportunities from prestigious organisations, who specifically wish to target Courtauld students and graduates. An average of 240 opportunities are posted by the Alumni Relations Manager each year. The alumni team are currently creating a new website, where Courtauld students and alumni will be able to access these job adverts more easily, but until this is launched, please join our alumni LinkedIn community, where all jobs will be advertised in the interim. You will also find a selection of opportunities from the University of London’s JobOnline vacancies Board on the VLE’s Careers page where you will also find further resources.
If you are worried about finding work come to the Students’ Union and we’ll be able to help you look for a job.
The Courtauld Association unites all current students, alumni, and past and present staff of the Courtauld Institute of Art under one umbrella. The accompanying online community allows users to network with other members, make connections with old friends, search for and post job openings, stay up-to-date about upcoming and recent events, join area and interest groups, share notes and photos, along with providing numerous other features.
Contact The Courtauld Association