Kickstart Scheme: Communications and Events Intern vacancy
King's Lynn Festival is proud to be a part of a group of arts and cultural organisations based across East Anglia who have joined forces to create over 140 different employment opportunities for unemployed young people, under the government’s new Kickstart Scheme.
The Kickstart Scheme, initially announced in Autumn 2020, is providing £2billion of funding across the country for businesses to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Creative Arts East is leading the consortium which aims to give young people a step on the ladder to further employment and a ‘foot in the door’ to the creative sector; an industry that, prior to the pandemic, contributed £10.8 billion a year to the UK economy.
As part of the scheme, King's Lynn Festival is offering a Communications and Events Intern placement. The intern will play a key role in supporting the Festival team providing an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within arts communications and event management. Work will be varied including both hands-on practical tasks and administration based activity. It offers an insight into the workings of a long-standing Festival and through a regional training programme the intern will be able to access new skills, networks and contacts throughout the creative and cultural sector.
Current eligibility criteria for Kickstart applicants:
- Aged 16-24
- Claiming Universal Credit
- In receipt of no other earned income