Brighton Early Music Festival Trainee Scheme
The BREMF trainee scheme is aimed at graduates who are interested in finding out more about a career in Arts Administration. Past trainees have gone on to work at Spitalfields Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music and the Voces 8 Foundation.
Each year we offer Festival traineeships to between two and six graduates who are keen to build a career in Arts Administration.
Our 2023 scheme is now OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS with a deadline of 26 June 2023.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Monday 26 June. Interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday 30 June 2023.
Key points about the scheme
- Download full details of the 2023 Graduate Trainee scheme
- Trainees commit to around 8hrs per week from home, plus helping out with weekend events
- Gain experience in a wide variety of tasks, from marketing to production
- Unpaid, but all expenses reimbursed
- Deadline 26 June 2023, interviews 30 June 2023
- Get in touch if you have any questions
The scheme explained
BREMF Trainees commit to around 8hrs per week of computer based work from home as well as attending at least 5 Festival events in Brighton between 16 September and 28 October. We aim for all trainees to gain experience in marketing, project management, production, and event management
The BREMF Festival Trainee programme offers experience and training, as well as support with job applications including interview advice and references. As the trainees commitment to BREMF is part time, arranged flexibly to suit your schedule, plus weekends and evenings at Festival events, a Festival Traineeship is easily compatible with other paid work, and accessible to those who can’t afford to take on a full-time internship. Travel expenses and a meal allowance are provided for event days.
I am so grateful that I had this opportunity. I'm sure this experience helped me in my interview for my current job, and I know that it will be helpful in the future for whatever I do next. I've been exposed to so many parts of working in the arts which I've never encountered before, and I'm really thankful for that. It was a privilege to be involved in such an exciting festival, and to work alongside an amazing and supportive team.
The BREMF Traineeship scheme has literally changed my life. During the internship, I was able to work alongside some of the most experienced practitioners within this field to develop my skills in arts administration, events management, marketing and publicity…. I was lucky enough to forge a completely new career within the arts as a direct result of working with BREMF.