Hesse Student Scheme

Work experience at the Aldeburgh Festival: 7 – 23 June 2019

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.

Applications are now open for the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival.

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. Hesse Students are given the chance to attend a wide variety of Festival events. Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided.

Places will be available for one week, from Friday 7 June to Sunday 16 June or Sunday 16 June 2019 – Monday 24 June 2019 or for the whole Festival, 7 – 24 June 2019.


What does being a Hesse Student involve?

Students are called upon to assist with the day-to-day running of the Festival. The roles vary widely from year to year depending on the events taking place. However, 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. Due to the nature of the work successful Hesse students will be expected to stay in Snape Maltings accommodation for the duration of the festival.

At the end of each week, Hesse students traditionally put on a performance of their own, which always attracts an enthusiastic audience.

Person Specification

We are looking for individuals with excellent interpersonal skills, a willingness to help with all kinds of tasks no matter how big or small. A good sense of humour and a love of music is essential. Although candidates do not need to have a detailed knowledge of music, some jobs, such as page turning, do require a high level of competence. A full UK driving license is also desirable but not essential.


For further information, contact Karen Dickman, Producer, Learning and Inclusion at Snape Maltings by email kdickman@snapemaltings.co.uk or phone 01728 687 152.

To apply, complete an application form and return along with a CV, by Friday 29 March to the address shown on the form. Skype interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April.