Festival Internships 2017

Want to work in the arts? Gain some experience? Work with world class international artists and writers? AND have fun? Look no further – applications for our festival internships for 2017 are open!

Every year, Buxton Festival offers a number of festival internships for people who would like to work in the arts and events industries. The internships are a fantastic opportunity to experience working for a prestigious festival in a variety of different arts roles. Past interns have secured jobs with a variety of prestigious institutions, including Wembley Arena, the Lowry Theatre, and even here at Buxton Festival! During your internship, you will have the chance to see as many Festival events as you can get to, from world-class opera to celebrated chamber groups and the famous faces of our book series. Being a festival intern is rewarding but also very hard work. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic and hardworking people who thrive on long days and can withstand the pressure of the festival. This year, placements will run from the 3rd to the 26th July in Buxton.  The placements are unpaid, but we do provide accommodation in Buxton, and £500 towards your food and travel expenses.

For our 2017 festival, we are offering the following internships:

Music/opera intern x 3, your duties will include:

  • operating the Festival opera surtitles (some additional rehearsals w/c 24th June)
  • working with the Concerts Manager
  • stewarding events
  • page-turning
  • front-of-house duties
  • venue set-up
  • general ‘running’
  • admin in the Festival office

Book series intern x 1, your duties will include:

  • liaising with authors
  • author meet and greet
  • venue set-up
  • stewarding events
  • front of house duties
  • general ‘running’
  • admin in the Festival office

Concerts Assistant x1, your duties will include:

  • working with Concerts Manager, Technical assistant and artists
  • co-ordinating stage builds and venue set-up
  • page-turning
  • stewarding events
  • front of house duties
  • general ‘running’
  • admin in the Festival office

Artistic Admin and Marketing Assistant x 1, your duties will include:

  • managing social media accounts during festival and festival events
  • updating and writing blogs
  • supporting the Executive Assistant
  • admin in the Festival office
  • front-of-house duties
  • venue set-up
  • general ‘running

Competition for these exciting roles is strong and places are limited. If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter detailing which role you are applying for, and any relevant skills and experience you think you could bring to the role to Graihagh@buxtonfestival.co.uk.

Closing date – 24th February 2017

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