Marketing Intern Job Description

Job title: Marketing Intern

Period of project: 26 weeks – approx mid April to mid October 2017

About Open House Festival

We are a small but dynamic charity, based in Bangor County Down, who deliver handpicked music and arts in special places. We run a month long festival in Bangor during the month of August, as well as a year round programme of events.

Job description:

You will work as an integral part of our core festival team during the build-up, delivery and evaluation of our annual festival in Bangor. You will report to our Marketing Manager, in the planning and delivery of our marketing campaign. This will include printed materials, social media, business relationships, press and PR. However, you will also be expected to work alongside the Festival Director, Festival Manager and Festival Admin and Box Office Manager, helping with general office duties including customer services, box office sales, and the set-up and delivery of festival events. You will gain valuable first hand experience of all aspects of the planning and delivery of a medium sized arts festival, including hands-on management of music and arts events.

Who should apply

This paid internship is a development opportunity for a young person aged 18 - 24 with the necessary personal skills and qualities, but lacking relevant work experience. It may be your first paid role in marketing, or in a creative organisation. It may be a step on from studying, volunteering or short term paid work. We know how difficult it is to find well-paid, full-time, regular employment in this sector, particularly for graduates – many employers will only recruit people with considerable experience. We want to train and mentor a talented young person, and we aim to help you gain long term employment in the music and arts sector.

Reporting to: Marketing Manager

Liaising with: members of the Festival Team including Festival Manager, Marketing Manager and Office Manager.

Terms and conditions

Six month (26 weeks) full time paid intern position.

Payment will be £5,500.


Based at our offices on Queens Parade, Bangor seafront (open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday). Hours will vary depending on demands of the job, particularly during the festival period (1 – 31 August). You will be required to work evenings and weekends when needed.


You must:

· be currently unemployed, or working in a non-related role / sector

· have a proven interest in music and the arts

· have excellent communications skills, including the ability to write in a clear, grammatically correct way

· have some 3rd level qualifications, such as a degree, HNC or HND

It would be preferable if you have a driving licence and access to a car when needed during the month of August.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. There is an age restriction on this post as it is funded by the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme, who aim to attract more young people into the creative sectors.

This post is supported by the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme through Arts Council NI Lottery funding and Help Musicians UK.


Monday 10th April 2017

Apply to enclosing your CV and covering letter telling us why you’re the best person for this job