Brighton Early Music Festival Trainee Scheme

The BREMF trainee scheme is aimed at graduates who are looking to pursue a career in Arts Administration.

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 2017 scheme have now closed.

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 during the Festival period in October - November. The placement includes experience of marketing, project management, development, production and concert management.

The BREMF Festival Trainee programme provides support with preparing with future job applications in the classical music sector, as well as giving trainees practical hands-on experience and lots of opportunities to get involved with the Festival. 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 placement. 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.”

Marion Bettsworth, 2016 Festival Trainee now working for The Sixteen

“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, 2014 Festival Trainee now working for the Carousel Singers

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