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UEA are looking for a Publicity, Operations & Events Intern, Ref: 578AC

If you’re looking for hands-on experience of events organisation and arts-focused administration then apply now for this great opportunity to put your creative skills to work in supporting and publicising the Music Centre’s exciting range of activities.

The Project
UEA Music Centre seeks to recruit a graduate intern to assist with the organisation and delivery of a range of events and related publicity tasks.

You will provide professional and pro-active support in the arrangement and delivery of the UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir concerts (four events), the Chamber Choir concerts (two events), the Music Award Holders concert and the UEA Open Days.

You will create and implement effective publicity plans for the UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir concerts, the Chamber Choir concerts and the Music Award Holders concert.

The role will also involve assisting with the running of UEA’s Chamber Choir and helping with the organisation and delivery of the music scholarship auditions/interviews, as well as general support of the Music Centre Administrator.

Specific tasks will include:
 A range of event organisational tasks  (e.g. bookings for venues and catering)
 Creating publicity materials
 Publicising events through social media
 Recruiting volunteer helpers for events
 Creating systems to register and monitor choir members
 Co-ordinating auditions and interviews

UEA Music Centre are looking for the following skills and qualities:
 Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently communicate with a range of individuals and organisations face to face, by phone and via email
 Experience of event organisation and/or support
 Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, email and databases) and experience of office administration procedures
 Good organisational and time management skills
 Ability to work well as a member of a team as well as being able to work independently
 Creativity with a willingness to put forward new ideas and suggestions
 Experience in the use of social media and some experience of using web authoring packages

Ideally, you will also have some prior experience in the preparation of publicity materials and some understanding of music or performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain in-depth experience of events management and arts-focused administration.  Working closely with the team, you will have the chance to experience managing projects and working to tight deadlines.  You will also have the chance to develop publicity materials and see your own ideas put into action to have a tangible effect on the impact of the Music Centre events. This is an excellent chance to gain a wide range of transferable office skills and the role will also allow you to network with a wide range of both internal and external organisations.

The Organisation

UEA is ranked in the top 1% of HE institutions in the world and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

UEA is a UK top 15 university, ranking 14th in the highly respected Guardian University Guide and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

UEA Music Centre offers a focal point for music on campus, in the City of Norwich and in the wider community. Staffed by a dedicated Director of Music and Music Centre Administrator, the Music Centre provides a vibrant meeting place for musicians, hosts practice and rehearsal spaces and runs UEA’s flourishing Symphony Orchestra, Choir and Chamber Choir.

This internship is based on the UEA campus, Norwich
This is a paid UEA Graduate Internship at £7.69 per hour paid monthly (subject to tax and NI)
Duration: 26 weeks / 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility around working hours will be required with occasional evening and week-end working)

Closing Date:  10 August 2015
Interview Date: 20 August 2015
Start Date:  14 September 2015

Please note: the above skills are not expected to be shown in a commercial context, but rather through the skills gained from your degree and other activities.

How to apply
This graduate internship is available for recent graduates. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please click the appropriate link below:

UEA Graduates:
Non UEA Graduates:

You will be asked to upload your up to date CV and a relevant covering letter stating your suitability for the post.

Please remember to make a copy of this job description, as the link will not be available after the advert closes.

For general enquiries please contact Kerensa Rands on 01603 593917 or email

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to increase your chances of success, visit our helpful tips page on producing a good covering letter and CV.

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