Marketing Internship Opportunity



April – October 2022

Hours of work: 24 hours p/week (3 days) with flexible working optional

Salary: £9.90 p/hour (real living wage)

Location: Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries & home working

Responsible to: Youth Development Officer and Projects & Communications Manager

We are looking for a Marketing Intern to join our core team for six months and gain experience in marketing for a performing arts organisation. The intern will be responsible for handling the Stage iT social media accounts, receive direct mentorship from our Projects & Communications Manager and see a marketing plan from start to finish. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about marketing, and the performing arts, who would like to gain industry experience.

The intern will work closely with the team to promote our annual Arts Festival and Arts Live programmes. They will run the Stage iT marketing campaigns, with support from our Youth Development Officer.


  • Collecting and creating content for Stage iT social media platforms; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok
  • Creating a monthly social media and newsletter content plan, writing and sharing posts
  • Utilise our database of young artists to make new online content to promote and celebrate their work
  • Gain insights and practice into collating online statistics and analytics to contribute to reports
  • Support the collation of audience and participant surveys
  • Keep on track of marketing trends and bring creative ideas for online content
  • Support the team with promoting our 2022 Arts Festival programme and Arts Live programmes

Your profile:

  • A team player who can work well with others and confidently contribute to meetings
  • Be open-minded and creative with ideas
  • Passionate about the performing arts industry and gaining experience in a marketing role
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Knowledge of how to use social media
  • Must be aged between 16-24
  • Based in Dumfries & Galloway

The internship will commence in April 2022, with three-days of induction training with the Youth Development Officer. The intern will then be required for the duration of our next Arts Festival, from the 20th – 29th May 2022. After the Festival, the intern will commence a 24 hour work week with the team.

The D&G Arts Festival Internship is available to young people aged 16-24, supported with funding from the National Lottery: Young Start and the Holywood Trust.


To apply, please email by Wednesday 16th March, 9am with the following information:

We welcome applications in alternative formats, such as BSL, Braille, sound or video recording or transcribed by phone. We have a budget for removing barriers you might face to apply and to perform the role. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this in more detail or submit your application by phone.

As a rural organisation, working in an urban-centric performance sector, we recognise the urgent need to centre the work of marginalised people as an essential act for achieving equality in society. Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is especially welcoming of applications who face marginalisation, including D/deaf and/or disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people of colour, working-class, and people from any related background or identity. If you feel you are often excluded from opportunities, we would like to hear from you and support you.

If you would like to discuss your application before you submit, please contact us and someone from our team will get back to you by email:

Deadline: Wednesday 16th March, 9am

Application assessments: w/c 20th March

Selections made: w/c 27th March


Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival supports people in some of the regions most remote and rural areas to experience world-class performing arts. We bring the best of local, national and international productions to audiences across Dumfries & Galloway. We support communities to stage shows, invest in our performing artists, introduce our young people to live performances and engage people of all ages, with our imaginative programme.

We achieve this through our three key strands; our 10-day Arts Festival, the year-round Arts Live programme and young people’s programme, Stage iT. For over 40 years, we have produced an annual 10-day ‘Arts Festival’ in May, which is the UK’s largest rural performing arts festival. Since 2016, we have provided a year-round touring performance programme called ‘Arts Live’. We have created a network of venues, artists, and promoters who we encourage to stage events by offering training and support. Our ‘Stage iT’ strand is run by young people, for young people to stage events in the region.


Stage iT is a strand of our work run by young people, for young people. We work with young people aged 14-26, supporting them to take ownership of staging events in the region, curating their own programme of events and providing them with opportunities for training and mentorship. We create the foundations for a career within the performing arts industry in the region. The strand is overseen by our Young Promoters Group, a group of young people who are passionate about the arts and what we do.