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Work Placements

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) offers work experience to outstanding individuals who gain invaluable practical experience within the field of arts management. These placements are usually offered to postgraduate music students over a period of one or two academic years.

Candidates will be expected to have an enthusiasm for historically informed performance as well as a broad understanding of world and contemporary music and to be committed to bringing the best of their skills and abilities to the organisation. Excellent communication and organisational skills, good IT skills and the ability to prioritise and work to meet deadlines are essential for the role.

Tasks may include assisting with artist contracts, organising travel and accommodation, providing marketing and box office support - all working part-time across the academic year. The flexible nature of the post allows the candidate to continue with their academic studies and the NCEM is sympathetic to the candidate's own rehearsal/performance commitments.

Please note out of pocket expenses are covered.

To apply please send your CV to Dr Delma Tomlin MBE at delma.tomlin@ncem.co.uk with a covering letter outlining the reasons you believe you would be suitable for the position.


Lucy Dearn - NCEM Workplace 2010/12

During my time with the NCEM I learnt an invaluable practical skills set, which has greatly aided me in my application for future positions. As a direct result have been lucky enough to secure a PhD studentship at the University of Sheffield. The PhD requires both practical and academic knowledge of classical music concert series and the arts organisations that run them. The NCEM provide me with a detailed insight into the running and workings of a prestigious art organisation, an experience that I will draw upon in time at Sheffield.