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School Work Experience

Please read the information and discuss it with your teacher before you apply.

Glasgow museums offer school work experience for fourth year pupils. This lasts for 4 or 5 days and will give pupils an insight into different jobs within the museum. Pupils will have the chance to shadow staff and assist them with tasks and activities.

Work experience is available at the following venues:

  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • People’s Palace
  • Riverside Museum
  • St Mungo Museum and Provand’s Lordship
  • Scotland Street School Museum

Placements will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to Glasgow schools, but schools out with Glasgow can apply.

The placement timings are:

  • 10am – 3.30pm on your first day
  • 9.40am – 3.30pm every other day


All pupils will be given an induction on the first day. This will cover general conduct, health and safety and lunchtime arrangements. It will also be an opportunity for staff to find out what the pupil’s aims are during their work experience.

Additional support needs

Pupils with additional support needs will be sent an extra questionnaire. This will allow us to find out more about the pupils’ needs. We will adapt their placement. We can offer a shorter day for pupils with additional support needs if required.

Dynamic youth awards

Glasgow museums is accredited to offer dynamic youth awards. Pupils can choose to complete an award during their weeks’ placement. In order to take part in the award scheme, pupils must be paired. This allows for peer review and support. Therefore, schools who wish to take part in the award scheme must send TWO pupils for the same week to the same venue. Please complete the relevant section in the application form.

If a pupil is already taking part in youth achievement award at school, they can complete a challenge during their placement. Let us know in advance so we can help to set targets and gather evidence.

To apply for school work experience with Glasgow Museums please e-mail and ask for an application form.