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Festival Intern at West Cork Chamber Music and West Cork Literary Festivals

Employer West Cork Music
Job Type Arts Administration
Location Cork and the South
Specific Location Bantry, Co. Cork
Salary Expenses paid
Closing Date 30th March 2018
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West Cork Chamber Music Festival 29 June-8 July 2018
West Cork Literary Festival 14-20 July 2018

West Cork Music promotes and runs the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival. The music Festival runs for 10 days with approximately 5 concerts, 3 masterclasses taking place each day, a total of 76 events. The Literary Festival runs for a week with readings, workshops, seminars, children’s events and interviews in another packed daily programme.
The Festival Manager Intern is responsible for providing hands-on support to the West Cork Music team that runs these festivals. This position focuses specifically on event management with a wide range of activities. This role will be an integral part of the team in the lead up to and during both the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival. The intern in this position needs to be able to work with many different kinds of people and be able to adapt to a lot of different situations.
The Internship will last approximately six weeks, commencing in early June and conclude in late July – specific dates will be agreed with successful candidate.
• Work with the Festival team in Bantry in producing and coordinating schedules and a wide range of festival documentation
• Assist the Festival Managers with programme documentation prior to the festivals
• Assist in artist coordination prior to and during Festivals
• Assist in publicity and marketing
• Other duties as assigned
• Must have flexible schedule and be available for the whole period
• Ability to work as part of team in busy environment
• Detail oriented, well-organized, self-motivated and can follow instructions
• Responsible individual with a “can-do” attitude and flexibility
• Use of Microsoft Office Suite is an advantage
• Interest in music and/or literature, arts administration and event planning
• Own transport would be an advantage
• Accommodation will be provided
• All external expenses will be covered to the value of €800
• Meals (lunch and dinner) provided during the Chamber Music Festival 1-9 July
• Gain experience in non-profit development, event and festival management
• Opportunity to work behind the scenes in a major international festival
• Be part of an experienced team with a wide range of skills
• Real world knowledge of planning and running international festivals


To apply for the above listed position, please submit a cover letter, along with a CV to [email protected] Please include Festival Intern in the email subject heading. The Updated Deadline is 30th March 2018

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