Sound and Music: Education and Communications Internship

Chris Joseph

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Deadline for applications: Noon, Wednesday 20th April 2022

Title of Post: Education and Communications Intern

Duration of internship: 6 months

Probation period: 1 month.

Line management/supervision: Weekly 1-2-1s with the Head of Education

Hours: 4 days/week (this could be flexible depending on the circumstances of the selected applicant), 7 ½ hours/day excluding 1 hour for lunch. The holiday allowance is (6.5 days if 3 days/week, 9 days if 4 days/week) plus bank holidays

Pay: National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage (age dependent)

Key dates:

Deadline for applications: Noon, Wednesday 20th April 2022
Date for interviews: w/c 25th April 2022 (27th/29th)
Start date for internship: As soon as possible: to be mutually agreed with the selected intern

Sound and Music is the national charity for new music, with international links. We are unique in having a UK-wide remit for the development of new music which we do through artist development, audience engagement and a thriving, diverse and growing education programme, delivering high quality projects of national and strategic importance.

Sound and Music is offering an internship which is designed to provide a stepping stone into the arts and music industry. It is not suitable for people who have already gained experience in this field.

The internship will suit an individual with a passion for music and learning, communication and coordinating arts events, with some administrative and digital skills to help us to deliver activities and fulfil our ambitions. You will sit within the education team and work across the Education and Audience Engagement programmes, which involves supporting projects, helping with communications, insight
gathering, doing research and general administration. As a small organisation with fewer than 20 employees, you will gain valuable insight into how the organisation operates and get a chance to participate in and observe closely how different strands of the organisation (for example, artist development and fundraising), come together to work towards the same goal of maximising the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in arts learning, in a charity or an arts organisation, to gain significant experience and skills. Now restrictions have been removed, Sound and Music have adapted to a hybrid model of working. There is an expectation on staff to attend set ‘in person’ days at our offices. These are arranged and agreed by Senior Management to fit their team’s needs.

Sound and Music has a supportive ethos and we will support the Intern to work in an environment they are comfortable with, including working remotely if this is desired or necessary; we will endeavor to work with the Intern so they can have a positive experience working with the whole team.

If you have questions about the role or the process, please contact Wendy Attewell, Sound and Music’s HR consultant, on 


Download the full job description below:

Job Description .pdf


Job Description .doc


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