Paid Internship Position With Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Up For Grabs

Are you interested in a career in the arts & events sector? Would you be interested in a six-month, full time, paid role? This week sees the launch of a new Paid Internship position with Glenkens Community & Arts Trust (GCAT). The role will be working on a variety of projects and will be a great introduction to the sector. Applications sought by 27th May.


A key focus of the Galloway Glens Scheme is to provide useful and contemporary work experience in the region, supporting the overall aim of encouraging our young people to plan their career here in Southwest Scotland. To date, the Galloway Glens Scheme has worked with a variety of intern hosts, including Galloway Fisheries Trust and Natural Power Consultants to offer positions in a range of sectors.


The successful applicant will work with GCAT to research, programme, promote and stage a new Arts strand aimed at young adults in Dumfries & Galloway, to be included in the main CatStrand Arts Programme and the CatStrand Young Creatives programme. This could include gigs, film, workshops and creative sessions. Alongside this programme creation and delivery, you will get practical experience in running an arts programme in a small venue. It will leave you well placed to work in other venues and grow your career in Arts Management.


For more information on the role and how to apply, visit here
: https://gcat.scot/visual-arts-live-events-and-creative-learning-internship/.  Applications sought by 27th May.


Helen Keron, GCAT’s Executive Manager, said:

“Supporting youth interns has been a key part of GCAT’s work for some time now, thanks to our Creative Scotland and Holywood Trust funding, so we were delighted to be able to take it to the next level with this support from the Galloway Glens as well. Offering a full time, paid position means that we can offer a young person some fantastic hands-on experience of working in Arts Management at the CatStrand – I think they’ll have a great time while they’re here, but also hopefully it will be just the first step of a fulfilling career in the area.”


The intern position is being 50% funded through the Galloway Glens Scheme, with support from Creative Scotland and the Holywood Trust. Jan Hogarth, Galloway Glens Education & Community Engagement Officer, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be supporting this exciting creative internship opportunity with Catstrand. There are so many talented and creative young people in this region and this is an important opportunity to channel an individual’s creativity into the curation of events and projects that build on the excellent youth arts programme at Catstrand. I’m looking forward to imaginative and challenging performances and visual content.
We are so lucky to be able to support these positions, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and support from partners including Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Team” 

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