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Offering paid opportunities

Paid opportunities are so important for young people to build knowledge of the industries they love.

Thank you for offering our young people a paid opportunity with you! These experiences are so important for our young people to build their knowledge of the industries they love, without financial barriers getting in the way. Unpaid opportunities have been part and parcel of the arts for decades and they are unfair to young people who are not in a position to take them up. Thank you for taking the steps to change that.

I want to create a bespoke paid opportunity for Arts Emergency

If you want to set up a bespoke paid placement with us, for example an internship, traineeship or creative brief, we would love to hear more! We will ask you to:

  • read and agree to our Code of Conduct for Organisations
  • provide an opportunity where the pay is at least your area’s Living Wage or the average freelance rate for your industry
  • send us a job description or brief with the salary, deadline and location clearly stated
  • work with us to create an application process that is accessible
  • let us know what pastoral care will be in place
  • email the rejected applicants and offer short feedback

Contact our Community Manager, Korantema

Examples

  • Charlotte spent a month in Paris as an intern with Shakespeare & Company, a bookshop and events venue. Accommodation and flights were covered and she had a stipend of €400 for food and travel. The internship involved working in the bookshop and producing an event with spoken word performer and poet Kae Tempest.
  • Five young people were given writing commissions by Boundless Theatre paid at £150 per piece.
  • The National Film and TV School gave a place to a young person paid at London Living Wage to attend their six week immersive scriptwriting course.

I want to advertise a paid job in your newsletter

Our Young Community newsletter goes out to over 800 young people on the 1st of every month. If you want to advertise a paid opportunity, please read the following notes then fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

We will ask you to send us a job description or brief. It’s really important that these are written in an accessible way, with the salary, deadline and location clearly stated. Read our blog with detailed guidance on how to write a good job description.

We will only advertise roles that are at least your area’s Living Wage or the average freelance rate for your industry. Consult the Living Wage website for their current rates. We won’t advertise roles where the salary is undisclosed.

Our newsletter is sent out on the 1st of every month. Please make sure you have sent us your opportunity by the 27th of each month otherwise we can’t guarantee it will be included.

Complete the form at the bottom of this page to submit your job advert.

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We ask that it is at least your area’s Living Wage or the average freelance rate for your industry. Consult the Living Wage website for their current rates.

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