PUSH Festival Intern 2023

We’re looking for an Intern to support with the PUSH Festival at HOME 2023. This role will work closely with the festival production team and wider HOME team to support the delivery of the festival.

Push Festival is our annual celebration of the North West’s creative talents. Over two weeks, our stages, screens and spaces will be dedicated to showcasing fantastic works from around the region, as well as offering opportunities for creatives to meet industry professionals, share ideas and inspiration and develop their skills. The programme will be announced at the end of 2022 with calls for commissions, submissions and opportunities published at various times throughout the year.

You will have an interest in roles such as event delivery and festival production. You will also need to have an interest in culture and be keen to explore a career in the creative areas such as film, art and theatre. A general interest in HOME and the creative arts will also support your application to the role. You will have an interest in developing your skills in roles behind the scenes of an arts centre and in the production of a cross-art form festival. It will be great if you already have some understanding of volunteering, working within or visiting an arts centre or live event venue.

This is a part-time, fixed contract, entry level role at the following rate and you need to be 18+ to apply.;

Salary: £9.90 per hour 

Contract Period: Total hours of fixed term contract: 128 hours, 16 hours per week, Monday 9th January 2023 – Friday 3rd March 2023

Deadline for applications: Friday 16th December at 12 noon

Interviews will take place at HOME (2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN) on Wednesday 21st December

Start date: Monday 9th January

Push Festival Intern Job Description


  1. Working with the Push Festival team to communicate with Push Festival artists to coordinate and confirm key practical details, including rehearsal times, technical riders and risk assessments
  2. Providing general administrative services in support of the work of the festival including:
  3. Assisting the festival producers in the coordination and delivery of rehearsals, events and performances as required, including but not limited to: sharing information to internal contacts, filing and general communication to external contacts, producing artists itineraries, hospitality arrangements, financial records keeping, booking complimentary tickets for artists and guests, compiling results of audience and artist surveys
  4. Assisting the festival producers in the coordination and delivery of rehearsals, events and performances as required, including but not limited to: meeting and greeting PUSH artists and guests, setting up spaces for workshops and events, assisting the event producer with any duties required during events
  5. To work with the PUSH producers and the HOME Communications team to support and develop the reach of PUSH marketing, including: researching promotional networks, generating digital content and social media activities, supporting the distribution of PUSH materials across the city
  6. To support the team in gathering feedback from Push artists post festival and all necessary post festival administrative duties.
  7. To assist with the support of HOME Volunteers and/or Student Placements who may also be involved in the delivery of PUSH Events and Activities
  8. Other relevant duties as the PUSH team requires



  1. Interest in developing skills and experiences in the creative sector
  2. Interest in the processes that support the running of a contemporary arts festival
  3. Enjoys variety and would welcome the opportunity to work with different aspects of the HOME programme
  4. Friendly and open personality, able to communicate with a diverse range of people in person and by email
  5. Ability to work both as a team member and on own initiative
  6. Good timekeeping and time management skills
  7. Organised and motivated
  8. Committed to the principles of equality and diversity
  9. Some experience of administrative tasks in either a voluntary or paid capacity
  10. Experience in organising events or projects in either a voluntary or paid capacity
  11. Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly word and excel
  12. Excellent communications skills, written & verbal
  13. Use of emails


  1. Interest in festival production and programming
  2. Interest in contemporary theatre, art and film
  3. Ability to work under pressure and multi-task to tight deadlines in a busy office
  4. Experience of working in an office environment
  5. Some understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  6. Data Protection/GDPR Knowledge#
  7. Experience and/or understanding of the HOME programme and/or PUSH Festival programme
  8. Social media and website updating
  9. Public facing and/or customer service experience