Work experience at Southbank Sinfonia
Southbank Sinfonia helps young musicians embark on successful careers in music. We are also very happy, where possible, to help young people take a first step in musical administration. Occasionally, we are able to offer short work experience opportunities to recent graduates, or individuals studying Music at university or college, who are particularly interested in pursuing a career in music administration.
This can help give you an insight into the working processes behind the scenes at a thriving orchestra. Candidates may have the opportunity to shadow our Operations team as they organise the orchestra’s daily ventures and support other members of the administrative team on activities relating to education and outreach, marketing and fundraising. Though unpaid, this experience may prove a useful addition to your CV when applying for jobs.
Opportunities may arise lasting a day, a week or sometimes on longer projects, and will mainly take place at our base in central London and/or at our performance venues and usually between late January and late October, the orchestra’s annual season.
If you are interested, please submit to Hannah Horsburgh, Projects Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) an up-to-date CV including any relevant experience, accomplishments and education, and a covering letter outlining your career aspirations and what an opportunity like this could offer you. Please also give an indication of when in the next few months you may be available. Please note we cannot often offer placements like this owing to our busy schedule, but your submission will be kept on file so we can consider you when the next work experience opportunity arises.