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Curious Minds Young Associates programme: Ages 18-15

The Curious Minds Young Associates programme began in March 2016, with the aim of up-skilling and developing a group of emerging arts professionals. Now we are recruiting for the latest cohort. We are looking for ten young leaders from creative backgrounds, aged 18 to 25 years old, who are ready to take on a new challenge and become the next generation of leaders and changemakers in cultural education. We are particularly keen to welcome applicants for this opportunity from people who are currently under-represented in the arts and culture sector.

Please note that the Young Associates programme is a training and development opportunity, not a permanent job with Curious Minds.

This year’s programme will take place from September 2022 to December 2022. Successful applicants will take part in high-quality training led by experienced industry professionals. Focussing on key areas such as project management, facilitation skills, access and inclusion, youth voice, to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work creatively with children and young people.

How to apply

Please read through the Recruitment Information before applying.

Then, please complete the online application form and send your statement of support as a PDF document to Also, you can find the questions to Part 2 of the application form here if you would like to go through them outside of the actual form.

If accessibility is a barrier, we are happy to receive an audio application, no more than ten minutes long, as an alternative. We also ask that you complete our inclusion survey to help us in our commitment to diversity. Deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 20 June 2022.

Following this, we will invite shortlisted applicants to attend an in-person recruitment workshop on Saturday 2 July 2022. This will include participating in an arts activity, team games and an informal one to one interview. If you already know that you are not available on this date, please state this with your application and we will make alternative arrangements. Otherwise we will expect you to be available barring any illness or emergencies.

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