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  • LIFT Placement Programme 2019

    14th November 2018

    Applications for the LIFT 2019 Placement Programme are now closed.

    The LIFT team are a small, upbeat and creative bunch who will guide the LIFT Placements through the day to day activity that goes into creating our world-famous biennial festival, our pioneering work in Tottenham, artist residencies, international networks and more. Available to those currently in education, this opportunity provides students with practical, hands-on experience and sector training that will expand and enhance their skills and support their career development.

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    When looking for a full time job, I knew the skills I’d learnt were a result solely of my time at LIFT.

    Jon Kennedy - Social Media Manager, Cameron Mackintosh


    This longstanding initiative is an opportunity for students in higher education to get hands-on experience in an international arts organisation, it has been developed in response to a need our Higher Education Institution partners have raised and is only open to students who require a work placement as part of their course, providing a contextual experience for those studying relevant subjects.

    Each placement provides additional rather than essential support to the LIFT department in which they are based while gaining an overview of the organisation in general. As well as practical experience, the programme provides participants with guidance and structured feedback and opens doors to many professional networks and opportunities.

    I can't recommend this placement enough, especially if you want some real hands-on experience.

    Selma Willcocks - Marketing Manager, Village Underground

    The LIFT Placement Programme is offered in the wider context of LIFT’s training mission which is to enable all LIFT personnel to develop their expertise, realise their potential and approach with confidence and skill the process of producing and delivering international work and festivals.

    To date, our Placement Programme has equipped a cohort of individuals to gain employment within the arts and media sector and advance their professional careers; LIFT placements have gone on to work at companies, venues and institutions such as: National Theatre, Young Vic, Netflix, Barbican, The Yard, In Between Time, Village Underground, Tate, Royal Court, Dance Umbrella, Battersea Arts Centre, Artsadmin, Jerwood Foundation, CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd as well as some going on to become highly successful freelancers.

    Key dates:

    • Application deadline, 10am, Monday 3 December 2018
    • Interviews – week commencing Monday 10 December 2018

    We’re currently recruiting for two rounds of placements. Please specify your preference on your application:

    • Placement round one: 14 Jan – 5 April 2019
    • Placement round two: 6 May – 26 July 2019

    Placements we offer:

    • Creative Europe (Round One only)
    • Development
    • Marketing
    • Participation

    To apply, please ensure you have read the Person Specification for all placements and the individual placement details in the information pack online, before completing the online Placement Programme Application and Equal Opportunities form by 10am on Monday 3 December.



    Here’s three of our former placements who have gone to secure jobs in fantastic arts organisations. Lara’s now the Assistant Producer at The Yard Theatre, Selma’s the Marketing Manager at Artsadmin and Francis is LIFT’s very own Partnerships and Development Manager (formerly Marketing & Development Coordinator.)