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  • 25th October 2017

    The LIFT Placement Programme

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    LIFT are a small, upbeat and creative bunch. Our friendly team will guide you through the day to day of festival making and offer you hands-on responsibilities to expand and enhance your skill set to support your 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


    Our longstanding placement programme 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 Wilcocks - Marketing Officer, Artsadmin

    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 sector and advance their professional careers; LIFT placements have gone on to work at companies, venues and institutions such as: Dance Umbrella, Tate, Royal Court, The Yard, 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.


    The roles available include Audiences & Evaluation, Development & Events, Marketing & Digital, Producing and Technical.