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Arts Admin - Work Experience Post

From September 2017 to June 2018

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) in York is offering an opportunity for an under-graduate student to join us for half a day a week to work alongside marketing, box office and operations staff.

The student must be available to base themselves at the NCEM for a regular half-day (minimum 4 hours) a week, plus there may also be small tasks that are possible to carry out from home. 

The successful student will gain an invaluable insight into the workings of a small arts organisation and be part of a small but dynamic and hard working team. He/she will get plenty of hands-on experience. This would be an ideal post for anyone looking for a career in arts admin.  

We are looking for a student who has the following skills:
  • Ability to write well
  • A confident communicator
  • Familiar with Word and Excel spreadsheets
  • Regular user of social media - Twitter/Facebook/Instagram
  • Good telephone manner
  • Strong organisiational skills
  • Research skills 
  • Team player and also the ability and initiative to work alone
  • An interest in all sorts of music
  • Willingness to use the photocopier and make tea! 
This is a non-paid position but pre-approved out of pocket expenses would be covered (receipts would be required) and the NCEM would be willing to provide future job references. 

The post is available from September 2017. Interested students should email Melanie Paris, Marketing Director at and attach a cover letter detailing why they are suitable for this post, and an up-to-date CV. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 26 April 2017. Interviews will take place at the NCEM during the week beginning Monday 8 May 2017.