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The Telling Intern Scheme

August - October 2023

Gain skills and experience within a growing arts organisation

The Telling Intern Scheme is aimed at anyone looking for arts administration work experience within an exciting, growing music and theatre touring organisation. We are reasonably flexible; we can allocate tasks depending on your other commitments and focus on your interests as long as you can commit to at least 10 hours per week of remote working from August - October 2023 with the option of continuing until December 2023. Please note this is a voluntary role with paid travel expenses.

Artistic Director, Clare Norburn has helped many people secure their first jobs including at Academy of Ancient Music, Royal Albert Hall, British Youth Opera and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

What previous interns say:

"It is an amazing opportunity to gain experience in arts management in a supportive environment. It's definitely an opportunity that will be extremely useful in future endeavours."

"If you like theatre, music, or want to travel around, this internship is for you. You'll work with Clare & Steph who are very supportive all the way!"


"It is a great way to learn about marketing and administration through a company that is making exciting and innovative work."



  • Work experience within a growing arts organisation which would enhance your CV and help you work towards a career in arts admin

  • Valuable interview advice and references from experienced arts industry professionals

  • Gain a wide array of experience from administration and marketing to hands-on event management

  • Hear about our plans first and get an inside picture of how a growing arts organisation works

  • Work remotely no matter your location with the opportunity to join us on select tour stops if convenient

  • One free ticket to each The Telling event in your area

  • Paid travel expenses

How To Apply

To apply, submit the form below by Friday 30 June, 5pm. Interviews will take place from 10 - 13 July and tasks will be allocated to the successful applicants ASAP.

There will also be opportunities to join us live for hands-on experience of set up and working on the door at select dates on our tours from 11-15 October, 23-26 November and 2-16 December depending on your location and availability. We will cover travel expenses.

Main duties

  • Take a lead on planning and implementing social media and e-newsletter marketing campaigns

  • Identify potential new audiences and plan targeting strategies

  • Identify any potential barriers in the local community for people attending The Telling events and brainstorm how to overcome them

  • Build relationships within the local communities of our touring locations

  • Form marketing partnerships with similar organisations 

  • Updating event listing websites

  • Distribute publicity around your local area (if applicable)

  • Shadow the concert manager at select tour stops (if possible)

Person specification


  • Available for 10 hours per week to work remotely from August to October 2023

  • Interest in pursuing a career in the arts and cultural events

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Available for 10 hours per week to work remotely from October - December 2023

  • Knowledge of arts and cultural events and venues in the UK

2023 Intern Application Form

Can you commit to work 10 hours per week within this period?
Would you also be interested in interning from October to December 2023?
Do you have regular access to a computer and the internet?

Thank you for your application. We'll be in touch from 3rd July.

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