Work here

Opportunities to work and develop a career at Britten Pears Arts and Snape Maltings are amongst the most varied that you will find.

Whether you are just stepping on to the career ladder, looking for a new challenge or a better work-life balance, or you want weekend or casual work, there are roles in arts administration, retail management, fundraising, and much more here.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Britten Pears Arts.

With prior agreement, initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or video meeting.

Current Vacancies

Britten Pears Arts

Programme Manager – Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Full-time, Permanent

Website & Digital Content Manager
Full-time, Permanent

Administrator; Music Programme
Full-time, Permanent




Kitchen Assistant
Part-time, permanent

Seasonal Catering Staff
Please email us here to express interest in seasonal catering roles.

More Opportunities

Hesse Students at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2009

Hesse Student Scheme

Established by HRH Princess Margaret of Hesse and the Rhine in 1959, this is a fantastic opportunity for young people with a love of music to be part of Aldeburgh Festival which takes place in June each year.

Our Hesse Students assist with the day-to-day running of the Festival in exchange for tickets and accommodation.

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Work Experience

We would love to hear from students who are interested in gaining work experience with us. We have a limited number of placements, mostly of one or two weeks duration, which can be music or retail based and are unpaid.

Depending on the time of year we may also be able to offer a more tailored programme to suit a particular need or interest, eg: buying, arts admin. If you would like more information please contact our HR Manager, Helen Fletcher:

Front of House Manager in the Hoffmann Building


To help with the running of exhibitions and concerts at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and other venues we have a wonderful team of volunteer Ushers and Invigilators. Invigilators provide a presence at exhibitions and ushers check tickets, sell programmes and show people to their seats, attending the concert for free in return. We also have qualified volunteer first aiders who attend concerts.

Recruitment and training takes place early in the year and we have a waiting list at other times. For more details about becoming an usher, please call 01728 687100 or email

Aldeburgh Young Musicians - Afro-Beat Grooves with Afrik Bawantu

Casual & Freelance Work

Snape Maltings is always looking to recruit casual staff to work across several areas within the organisation, from back-stage and technical staff, to chaperones for our young musician programmes.

To find out more about current casual and freelance opportunities, contact our HR Manager, Helen Fletcher:, who will be able to put you in touch with the right department.