The Hesse Student Scheme is an amazing opportunity for 18-25 year olds who love music and are interested in a career in the Arts to attend events and help behind the scenes at one of the world’s leading classical music festivals.
The scheme offers a chance to help with the day-to-day running of the Festival, meet Heads of Departments at Snape Maltings and learn about the work behind running an internationally renowned arts organisation. The scheme offers the chance to attend a wide variety of Festival events and provides bed and breakfast accommodation for students.
What does being a Hesse Student involve?
Students are called upon to assist with the day-to-day running of the Festival. Typical duties include assisting with our Bandstand on the Beach and Festival walks, helping our events team at pre-concert receptions, bus conducting on coaches, page turning for rehearsals and concerts, programme selling and helping with office duties.
At the end of each week Hesse students put on a performance of their own, which always attract an enthusiastic audience.
We look for students with excellent interpersonal skills, a willingness to help with all kinds of tasks no matter how menial and a good sense of humour. A love of music is essential, and though candidates do not need to have a detailed knowledge some jobs, such as page turning, require a high level of competence. An ability to drive is particularly useful.
Places for the Aldeburgh Festival 2017 are now all taken. Check back in early 2018 for a chance to apply for the next Festival.