Brighton Early Music Festival Trainee Scheme

The BREMF trainee scheme is aimed at graduates who are looking to pursue a career in Arts Administration.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and our lack of live events we are not advertising graduate trainee opportunities in 2020, but are always happy to hear from people who are interested in volunteering with the Festival.

Trainees meet some Brighton locals!

Each year we offer Festival traineeships to at least two (more usually four or five) graduates who are keen to build a career in Arts Administration.

Applications for the 2019 scheme have now closed.

Details of the 2021 scheme will be available here in due course .

BREMF Trainees commit to 10-15 hours per week computer based work from home as well as attending at least 8 Festival events in Brighton between 25 October and 10 November 2019. The placement includes experience of marketing, project management, production and concert management

The BREMF Festival Trainee programme offers experience and training, as well as support with job applications including interview advice and references. Unusually, BREMF trainees commit to only 10-15 hours per week, arranged flexibly to suit your schedule, plus weekends and evenings at Festival events, making a Festival Traineeship 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.

“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.”

Past BREMF trainee

“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.”

Rachel Taylor, past BREMF trainee

Key points about the Festival Trainee scheme
  • Download full details   
  • Runs July – November each year
  • 10-15 hrs per week from home plus weekend events
  • Gain experience in a wide variety of tasks
  • Unpaid, but all expenses reimbursed