Creative Pathways Internship (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Monday, 28th June 2021
Job Type
Administrative Professional & Managerial
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
£16795 to £17682 per annum depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The creative industries offer stimulating, rewarding careers where no two days are alike. However, many students don’t know how to access the breadth of opportunities that exist, or require more information and tailored opportunities to help kickstart their career.

Funded by the Office for Students, Creative Pathways is a University of Nottingham initiative led by Lakeside Arts to help our students overcome these obstacles and to support diversification and graduate retention in the creative sector.

The Internships offer seven graduates the chance to work for six months in one of Nottingham’s leading cultural institutions: City Arts, Dance4, Lakeside Arts, Nonsuch, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Playhouse, UNESCO City of Literature.

Internships start in October, are exclusively for students who meet one or more of the eligibility criteria and who graduate no later than July in the 2020-21 academic year.

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The seven Internships provide practical vocational experience across a range of arts administration, learning and engagement, marketing and communications roles. Training and skills development will include event planning, organisation and delivery; finance and fundraising; budget administration and management; together with an awareness of the importance of marketing, publicity, communications and PR. In addition, insight may be gained into operational areas including Box Office, Front of House, Technical and Production depending on the host organisation.

A strong and demonstrable interest in and involvement with the arts or broader cultural sector is critical to success. We are looking for potential rather than explicit experience or pre-existing skills.


Creative Pathways Internships are exclusively for students meeting one or more of the priority groups listed to ensure that students from backgrounds underrepresented in Higher Education can fully access the opportunities available to all students, and to improve social mobility. You must also be a home fee-paying student at the University of Nottingham with a permanent UK address; want to gain practical experience to support your career development in the creative sector

· Have been in local authority care/looked after

· Have a declared disability

· Be from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic group

· Be a mature student (21 or over at the start of your course)

· Be a young carer

· Be under 25 and estranged from your family

· Be in receipt of a core bursary

· Be in receipt of a Nottingham Potential Bursary

· Be a refugee

· Your home address is in a neighbourhood where participation in Higher Education is low. To check:

o Enter your home postcode (where you lived before University) into the ‘Contextual offers’ postcode-checker on the University of Nottingham’s website:   If ‘You may be eligible for a contextual offer’ displays, this indicates you meet the criteria

The roles are available on fixed term contracts for 6 months. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rachel Feneley, Learning Officer or Shona Powell, Director; email or Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route.