14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


As part of its aspirations to deliver training and development opportunities for young people, the Festival offers year-round work placements. These are arranged in advance and in discussion with the Festival team. Examples of ways to participate include:

  • Project support: this forms the core focus of many work placements. The Festival provides opportunities to engage with a range of community projects. Recent projects include assisting with the administration of the Schools' Poetry Competition and helping to design a programme of performance events for the Carnival Parade.
  • Marketing: from time to time there are opportunities to assist the Marketing Department.  Recent projects have included developing publicity material, assisting with the administration of the 'Big Eat Out' and 'Big Sleepover' schemes for local restaurants and hotels and supporting the on-going development of the Festival's database and archives.
  • General administration: more general opportunities are available to provide experience of working in an arts organisation and/or an office environment.

The Festival's priority is to offer opportunities to young people with whom it has developed a relationship (such as volunteering at the Festival) or that are studying at local education providers with whom the Festival has a strategic link.  If you would like to register an interest please contact Liz Flynn, Participation Manager, by email Liz@canterburyfestival.co.uk


Join the Family Friendly Events Team

We are looking for enthusiastic young people (under 25) to join the Canterbury Festival team to help work on the Family friendly events. There’ll be lots of hands on experience of working in the performing arts, and it’s a great insight into the workings of one of the largest arts organisations in the region. Alongside the experience which you can add to your CV, you can also gain an Arts Award Silver.

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