Channel 4Talent has four paid freelance opportunities as it is recruiting for a new 4Crew production team in 2015/16: Director, Production Manager, Presenter and Social Media Manager. Maybe you can follow in the footsteps of our 2013 Graduate Aleysha Minns 4Crew Production Co-ordinator and LSFM final year student Rosie Turner 4Crew Social Networker?
Mikaela Smith is a 2014 graduate from the Lincoln School of Film & Media and works at Blueprint: Film with alumni also from this School – David Brook (Class of 2003, Media Production) and Chris Searson (Class of 2009, CLM/Photography). Mikaela got in touch about a paid Blueprint Film Internship Opportunity 2015 for an experienced programmer to develop a mobile app for iOS and possibly Android.
I am currently a Film Production & Admin intern at Blueprint: Film (it has been doing many workshops with the Media Production students over the last couple of weeks!) and I actually got my job through the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability website. NOW we’ve got a fantastic opportunity to develop some apps with a great client, and are looking for a paid intern to assist on the projects. It’s a great opportunity for someone that is confident in App development and programming to do a 6 month, full time internship that pays above the minimum wage. The start date is flexible, but we’re looking for candidates to start between July & September 2015. CLICK HERE about the brief for the role, which has all the details and contacts to apply for this internship! Continue reading
Opportunity for a paid part-time Communications and Marketing Assistant Intern. It’s posted by our 2014 Graduate Catherine Chibnall, Online Media Assistant at the University of Lincoln College of Arts:
Lincoln Drill Hall is looking for a dynamic intern who is passionate about events, arts, communication, digital, culture, people and Lincoln. This fantastic opportunity is available to recent graduates of the College of Arts as part of RADAR, our Creative Graduate Accelerator Scheme in partnership with Threshold Studios. This part-time role will involve working with the Drill Hall Marketing Manager and team to deliver a number of marketing tasks from online communications and social media to management of print materials and assisting with live events. Continue reading
I’ve returned to Uni (Lincoln School of Film & Media) after working as Assistant Art Director for a few days on a feature film called ‘Adrift in Soho’ (2015), which was being shot in Nottingham. It’s an adaptation of a Colin Wilson novel of the same name. It follows the life of a young writer, Harry Preston, who after being discharged from the RAF, moves to London in search of adventure. He fancies himself as a writer and so moves towards Soho, an area known for its creativity and finds himself involved with the many creatives of the Beat Generation. The screenplay was adapted and written by a very interesting and eccentric Uruguayan, named Pablo Behrens – who also directed the film. A very warm and capable Dane, named Martin Koblyarz, shot the film and the films art direction and production design came from a very captivating and adept Englishman, named Steven Blundell – whom I was understudy to.
I’ll tell you how I came to find myself as an Asst. Art Director at the age of twenty on a feature.
I was slightly late. On my first ever paid gig I was slightly late. The first Assistant Director (who also happens to be my mentor) called me to ask where I was. I arrived a couple of minutes before 8:30am when I was meant to be on set by 8:15am. I was upset at the fact I had just broken rule 1 of ‘never be late’ and slightly nervous as I hadn’t met any of the crew before apart from Jonathan Sidwell (my industry mentor) and slightly out of breath as I had basically just ran from Baker Street tube station to Marylebone. But the crew could not have been nicer. Nobody said anything about my lateness and Jonathan immediately introduced me to everyone there and got me straight to work. Making coffee.
This is what I had expected the day to be. Running around fetching this, that and the other, maybe looking after a few divas, picking out all the green M&M’s. But apart from the first few jobs of make coffee, help this guy, help that guy, go find somewhere to get lunch from (where I had to ring my dad to Google maps of the area), I was stood around watching and learning most of the day. Which was amazing. I feel like I helped quite a bit and got to do an important job of audio playback and clapperboard. I also got to sit behind the director and watch his every move. I also feel like I impressed the crew quite a bit, I asked when I didn’t understand something. Then when I got asked to go on the set as a stand in, I asked if I should take my shoes off Continue reading
To the left you will see a picture of some books. More specifically a picture of some books on the elongated book case that makes up one wall of the Knight Hall Agency office space, each of which earned their place by having their screen adaptation rights picked up by the agency. All great reads I’m sure, but the reason I just spent the last month interning there was to get a glimpse of what happens behind those books, in the very cool hidden meeting rooms that lie beyond. Here is where Knight Hall’s four agents entertain noteworthy figures from all over the British (and occasionally American, French, Scandinavian) TV and film industry, as well as their impressive roster of accomplished screenwriters and playwrights.
Some of Knight Hall’s more recognisable names include award winning writers such as Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty, Slum Dog Millionaire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, A Behanding in Spokane) and Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland, The Eagle, How I Live Now) I could go on but after seeing just one of these names I was quickly into my Yahoo account and firing off an email begging for an internship. A response came almost immediately (not a brag, they just happened to be checking through internship emails at the precise moment mine hit their screens) and after a quick interview I was offered a place. I spent the next couple months working in a shoe shop to save up (London is expensive, who knew?) and in mid-August I set off. Continue reading
Remember that LSM graduates can get free employability advice from University of Lincoln Careers for up to 3 years after graduating. Here’s the Careers & Employability site and you can follow @UoLCareers.
LSM’s Senior Academic Subject Librarian Faye Cleminson wanted to flag this job opportunity to our graduating students or recent alumni interested in a 12-month fixed paid internship. The University of Lincoln’s new Library Events and Media Intern “will work closely with staff from the Academic Subject Librarian and Customer Services teams to develop and deliver a variety of events and media content, designed to increase students’ awareness and use of the Library and its services.” The closing date is 15 June 2014. You can read the job details here and you’ll need to apply online. Good luck and let us know if you are successful! You can see other job and career opportunities on the University’s site.
If you’re a recent graduate with a 2.1 or in your final degree year and on target for that classification, then how about a paid internship at the British Council in London? You must be available for 12-weeks this Summer. Interns range from the Arts (Film Assistant and Music Assistant) to Digital (Content Assistant) and from Education (Digital Assistant) to Corporate (Communications Assistant). The British Council said:
“To grow and develop as an organisation it is vital that we continue to bring fresh ideas and creativity into the British Council. This year we will be taking on 10-12 interns over a 12 week summer period from 16 June – 5 September. As one of our interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. As part of the programme you will join a specific department and work with a dedicated line manager. You will also partake in group training and receive vocational training as part of the scheme. Deadline for all applications is midnight, 9 April. Please note that you must be available on 6, 7 and 8 May for further assessments.“
Go to the site here and click on the internship you’re interested in and apply. Good luck and let us know how you get on!
TAM TAM is a Digital Design Ad Agency based in the Netherlands and said it’s “looking for top international interns.” The internships are a minimum of 12 weeks in the area of interaction, motion and/or graphic web design with one of its professional teams. Interns will get a monthly allowance, 750 euros & a little extra!; training & coaching by a senior graphic designer; working on challenging projects for customers; help/advice on housing; and support about integrating into the Dutch culture.
Tam Tam said: “The possibility to start your internship is all year round. Whenever it suits you best. Working on real projects for leading Dutch customers on state-of-the-art online applications in a fast paced, young, professional environment. You’re given the freedom to take initiative and to have fun working with other Tammos (pet name for our 120 employees).” Interested? Apply now at Tam Tam’s site here!
From Chris Heighton, Arts Development Officer:
The Altered partnership is recruiting a new Curator, which will be a 1-year freelance paid contract. The Curator will lead the artistic direction and management of a one year touring programme of artworks around several or more of Lincolnshire’s parish churches. The closing date’s 5pm on 31 March 2014.
‘This post will not be salaried. There will be a set fee for project delivery, which will include all travel, sustenance, labour, communications and material expenses. The maximum fee available for this is £10,000; to be paid in agreed installments. The outputs and outcomes of the project may be delivered by either an individual or company. Continue reading