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Young people

Join the NEW Young Curators group

How to apply

Please email and you will be sent a role description and application form.

You can email the form back to us, or bring it along to our induction day on Saturday 13 September, 2 - 4.30pm.


New Volunteering Opportunities for young people aged 16 - 22 years old. You will work with professional artists and curators to organise and put on large-scale events for other young people at the William Morris Gallery. You will also coordinate our annual exhibition of young people's work. The Young People's Programme is designed and led in collaboration with the Young Curators group, putting young people's opinions at the heart of the Gallery.

The Young Curators group will meet once every two weeks at the weekend to work on their projects and share opinions about art and design.

Benefits of becoming a Young Curator:

Make new friends

Develop your leadership and teamwork skills

Do something enjoyable in your free time

Pursue an interest in the Arts and find out about careers

Work with professional artists and curators

Do the Bronze Arts Award

Who is it for?

Men and women aged 16 - 22 years old with an interest in the Arts or the William Morris Gallery. You may or may not be in employment, you may or may not be studying or training at the moment. No experience is necessary but enthusiasm and good communication skills are essential.

Group tours

Youth and community groups from Waltham Forest can book a free Waltham Forest Welcome when they visit as a group. The Waltham Forest Welcome is available by appointment subject to staff availability, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and includes a personal welcome from the Activities and Events Officer, a brief introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. Together we look at and discuss an object from the collection to practice our critical thinking skills after which the group is ready to explore the Gallery by themselves. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.

To book a tour, register your interest in any of these opportunities or for more information please contact Rebecca Jacobs, Activities and Events Officer 0208 496 1465