b-side Internship

Are you interested in a career in the arts? Currently registered unemployed? Aged between 18 and 24 years?

If the answer to all those questions is YES then you might be interested in applying for our paid internship opportunity for the following position:

Festival Production and Marketing Assistant,

Based: b-side offices Dorchester, Dorset and on site Portland, Dorset

April – October 2014– 30 hours/week x 26 weeks

£5.00 - £6.30 per hour (depending on age)


  • Assist Festival Producer and Festival team in all aspects of festival management which may include attending meetings, taking minutes, general admin, evaluation and monitoring, supporting the PR and marketing of b-side Festival
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for various aspects of the festival, preparing and operating rotas
  • Preparing staff rotas during festival periods
  • Specific duties will include the maintaining and contributing to the social media activity for b-side (facebook, Twitter and blog) 


  • An interest or experience in marketing 
  • An interest or some experience of event management
  • Knowledge/experience of using design software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Competency in using social media
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent with using Microsoft Office package software
  • Able to work under own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Interest in the Arts and Culture
  • Conscientious worker with good attention to detail


How to Apply


This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.

You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

If you wish to apply for this position through Jobcentre Plus quote the following LMS reference: WMT/25990

Creative Dorset is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.


email your application to producer@b-side.org.uk to include the following:

  • An up to date CV
  • Please also tell us where you heard about the vacancy.
  • Please tell us where you are currently registered unemployed
  • Your cover letter should include details about why you are applying for the role and let us know a little bit about your career aspirations.
  • A short statement (no more than one side A4) outlining your suitability for this position and what you think you could bring to the b-side team
  • Any additional information or images that you think will add to your application
  • Interviews will be held and the successful candidate will be expected to start work as soon as possible.
  • Contact details: Sandy Kirkby, Festival Producer 07770 856 253 producer@b-side.org.uk

DEADLINE: 5pm April 11th

Interviews will be held in Dorchester.