Careers in Culture – Careers in Live Performing Arts
> Get hands on experience
Everyone who hires in the live performing arts wants applicants who already have experience, whether volunteer or professional. Remember to ensure that any volunteer work you do fits under the guidelines of the unions or professional associations involved in the productions. Use the following checklist to consider other ways to get hands-on experience.
Mentors and Internships
Working in the field in the area of your interest is a great way of gaining expertise from already-seasoned workers. Look around in your own workplace to find a skilled and cooperative mentor, who is happy to share his/her expertise and experience. You’ll have to be resourceful to find an intern position; if you do, it will provide excellent new experiences, often in a different company.