Festival Content Coordinator with Hidden Door

Hidden Door is a not-for-profit arts production organisation set up in 2010 by David Martin, a visual artist and art lecturer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Location: Edinburgh

£7.85 per hour. Part-time, 2 days per week for 16 weeks
Ideal start: ASAP

In 2015, Hidden Door will be transforming another Edinburgh venue and providing a unique mix of visual art, music, theatre, dance and cinema. 

The intern will work on projects in the run up to the next Hidden Door Festival from 22nd – 30th May 2015, and will help with the running of the festival during, and for a short time after the event.

As a Festival Content Coordinator Intern with Hidden Door your main tasks will include:
• Being the first point of contact for the contributors (artists, music promoters, theatre producers - there are over 100 different creative projects involved) for the Hidden Door Festival.
• Ensuring all contributors have all the information and support they need
• Gathering information from contributors for the programme, risk assessments, evaluation reports etc.

(This role is on a self-employed basis. Please note that you will be invoicing Adopt an Intern as a freelance/consultant. This is a very simple, uncomplicated process. You will also be advised to register as self-employed with HMRC if you are not already registered. Please note, students in Scotland on a Tier 4 Visa are not permitted to be self-employed and therefore will not be considered for this role.)


The successful intern will have a background and interest in arts management, fine art or curating. You will be a confident communicator who has a professional and friendly manner when dealing with all potential clients and contributors. You should therefore have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will be an excellent time manager, who is able to stick to deadlines and prioritise and busy and varied schedule. You will have a passion for the arts and desire to work in this industry. You will be IT literate with good general admin skills. You must be organised and reliable to succeed at this post. 


Closing date for applications is 17 February 2015, 5pm

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated. 


This Adopt an Intern funded internship has been made possible through the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding from the Scottish Government.  It is part of a "Business Growth Programme" supporting the third sector, micro businesses and SMEs and contributes to our wider focus of boosting economic stability by investing in graduates.  These are paid, meaningful, capacity-building internships, with monitored outcomes.



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