Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Internship in Event Management

Kendal Community Theatre is seeking an intern, from the historic county of Westmorland,to work with the directorial team – Director and Production Manager – of A Passion for Kendal, an original community passion play to be performed in Kendal on 6th & 7th April 2012.

The intern will work for a period of between 1 and 3 months coordinating the fringe events taking place around the production.

This position would suit a newly-qualified or soon to be qualified person in an appropriate arts discipline.

Job description

The internship will be to organise the fringe and group activities that will accompany the production. It will be an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in large-scale event management. The range of fringe events/activities will be determined by the directing team in conjunction with the Intern but may include dance groups, street performers and food stalls.

The major part of the intern’s work will be to coordinate the siting, scheduling and, where necessary, licensing of the fringe events. As the Passion Play will take place in several locations it will be essential that fringe events are not performing simultaneously.

Person Specification

  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Effective communications skills
  • High level of initiative and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to work independently, seeking advice when necessary. 
  • Able to work under pressure with evidence of ability to prioritise workload appropriately.
  • Evidence of interest in, and participation in, an arts discipline.
  • Available to work during the period January to early April 2012.


  • The intern will be paid reasonable travelling expenses and provided with an allowance for lunches.
  • Working expenses – e.g. photocopying; computer supplies; telephone costs will be agreed in advance.
  • The intern will not be required to pay for any production costs in advance
  • The intern will be expected to work reasonable hours, some of which will be in the evening, and will be expected to organise his/her time.
  • During the week of production, the week before and the week after, there is likely to be a heavy time commitment which will include anti-social hours and evening work.
  • Time management will be part of the process and the intern will be managed by the production director so that the work-load is planned in advance and not excessive.

A more detailed job specification and work pattern and will be agreed after the appointment is made to make best use of the skills of the intern.


To apply for the internship please send a CV and cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the position

The Internship will be advertised locally – principally around Kendal and South Lakeland and the former county of Westmorland. A Passion for Kendal is conceived as a community project and Kendal Community Theatre would want to give preference to local young people seeking a career in any branch of the performing and creative arts.

To learn more or for an informal discussion about the internship contact:

Chris Taylor
Director, Kendal Community Theatre

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