Discover! Industry Insight events are designed to give students aged 16 – 24 an opportunity to understand specific job functions within the cultural sector by providing interactions with real employers who will guide them through a ‘deep dive’ of various roles through online events, resources and takeaway tasks.
As part of the recent pilot programme, we commissioned a series of films exploring specific job roles and career journeys. In some cases, these films were supported by additional bespoke activities such as online presentations, Q&As and online workshops - you can also explore a wide range of resources on the Discover! Creative Careers website.
Offstage and Scenic Production
Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Workshops Manager
Workshops Manager Ebrahim Nazier shares his career journey and how he moved from working in architecture to running the theatre workshop and building sets. During this film, Ebrahim also introduces the functions of carpentry and metalwork in relation to set building and highlights some of the key skills involved.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Company Manager
Ruth Morgan is the Company Manager at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, she’s responsible for getting everyone in the right place, at the right time and making sure everyone has what they need. In this film, she talks through some of the various elements of her busy role, from making and sourcing props to communicating with the creative teams and performers.
White Light Ltd
White Light Ltd are the complete technical solution specialist operating across the events and entertainment industry. In this film we meet the Managing Director Bryan Raven as he discusses how apprenticeships have become a key part of their recruitment process, we also hear from previous apprentices and now employees, Daniel Davies and Ellie Richards.
Royal Opera House Production Workshop
Filmed at the Royal Opera House’s Production Workshop, members of the team introduce us to the various processes involved in realising the grand opera sets from design to stage. During the film, we meet Production Manager, Sarah O’Connor, Model Room Draughtsperson Flo Hazard, and Nathan James, Draughting Assistant Manager, as they work on the design for Rigoletto.
The World of Making
Owner Felicity Irons and Rush Weaver Demi Green showcase the craft of making furniture and homewares with bulrush, a longstanding heritage craft that is rarely taught.
Conservation, Curation and Collections Management
University of Cambridge Museums
In this film we meet Morgan Bell, Collections Manager at Whipple Museum of the History of Sciences, Sophie Rowe, Conservator at University of Cambridge Museums and Liz Hide, Director of Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, as they introduce their various roles across the museums.