The Festival Internship presents an opportunity for a young professional entering the cultural sector to acquire practical skills in programming and marketing cultural activities, collaborating with cultural organisations, and working alongside a team of volunteers.
Queens Hall Arts and Hexham Book Festival have a history of close collaboration, successfully overseeing internships in the past. Both organisations are committed to providing mentoring and professional development support for the selected candidate.
Focused on supporting the Hexham Book Festival and the Northumberland Jazz Festival, scheduled for May 2024, the intern will play a crucial role in enhancing the appeal of the programmes to a young audience. The goal is to complement existing events and cultivate a younger attendee profile.
The internship will be 25 hours per week for 16 weeks, paid at the National Living Wage. The start date will be Monday 12 February 2024. It is expected that most of the working week will be based in Hexham.