INTERNSHIP SCHEME

The Founder-Director of the English Music Festival is currently offering part-time internships of a minimum of six months. These can commence at any point during the year. The work will average between 5 and 12 hours a week (depending partly on the amount of time the intern has available) and can be done from home, although occasional meetings in London or Oxfordshire with the Director might be necessary.

 

Although this is a voluntary post, all expenses incurred in the discharge of the intern’s duties will be fully reimbursed.

 

This internship would be especially appropriate for those wishing to begin a career in arts, concert management or PR. Benefits include:

 

  • The opportunity to be involved with the running and management of a prestigious music festival
  • Establishing contacts with artists and agents
  • Establishing contacts with other festivals and concert organisations
  • Familiarisation with the funding bodies and sponsors involved in the arts
  • Establishing contacts with journalists and critics
  • The opportunity to develop projects on an autonomous basis in line with the Festival’s vision

 

We strongly encourage past interns to remain involved with the Festival and are delighted that previous participants in this scheme have returned as volunteers or staff at Festivals long after their internship ended. Many have also gone on to careers in the worlds of music publishing, performance and academia.

 

Please download the Internship Scheme information document using the link below for full details of the Scheme, the opportunities available and the benefits it offers.

 

To apply for a place on the EMF Internship Scheme, please use the link below to download the Intern Application Form, complete it and send it to us by post to Em Marshall-Luck, Founder-Director, The English Music Festival, PO Box 123, Clunton, Craven Arms, SY7 7BP, or by email to em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk, along with a copy of your CV. The form is an interactive PDF and so can be completed in any standard PDF viewer; or, if you prefer, it can be printed and filled in by hand.

 

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who made the 2021 May Festival such a success: to all those at St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for hosting the concerts and events and for their invaluable help and advice before and during the Festival; to the artists, for their superbly emotive and engaging performances of some wonderful music; to all those volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose financial and moral support means so much to us and to our musicians as we work together to re-start live music-making.

With the artists’ permission, some of the concerts at the Festival were filmed, as were the talks; and we expect to have these ready for viewing on this website in late June or early July. We will be making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers. More details will be available soon.

Join us on Saturday 10 July for a day of concerts in the glorious surroundings of Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital including sonatas by Elgar and Parry alongside Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending; a concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of Cornish composer Judith Bailey; and an evening choral concert with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Tallis. The full programme is available here; and tickets can be purchased through our online Box Office.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.