Opportunity to intern or volunteer with Luxi, June 2013

Luxi produces various events and continues to work with brilliant artists.  We frequently offer the opportunity to emerging producers to intern or volunteer with us.  In return for your help, you will gain insight and experience of producing a range of exciting theatre, dance and cross- artform projects, with the chance to focus on the areas and skills in which you have most interest.

If you are interested, hard working, based in the north east, friendly, enthusiastic, with a good attention to detail,  and at college, university or recently graduated – please email cp@luxicreative.co.uk with a short introduction to yourself, and a CV if you have one.

We thought you might want to know more about what you could get from the experience, here are some thoughts from people who have trained, volunteered and interned with Luxi and company director, Caroline Pearce, in the past:

The HAAM (Higher Apprenticeships in Arts Management) programme was an incredibly valuable opportunity for me. I was well supported by Caroline throughout the programme and was provided with excellent opportunities to experience  arts management across a range of art forms and events. Caroline nurtured creativity and individual interests alongside developing essential skills in administration, project management, budgeting and marketing. The internship directly led to me getting my first permanent job in the arts, which has led to a successful and fulfilling career as a Creative Industries Manager.”  – Roxy Bramley, Creative Industries Manager at Northern Film and Media – trained with Caroline in 2005-6

I worked with Caroline for just under a year as an intern, assisting on the Cultural Ambassadors’ Network at Newcastle City Council. The Network seeks to build stronger relationships between artists and schools in the North East. Caroline was a brilliant mentor, and the experience that I gained whilst working with her was undoubtedly crucial in securing my first paid job in the arts. My work was always clearly structured, and Caroline offered plenty of advice and insights into the Arts Education landscape in the North East. During my placement I got really involved in organising some key events, which provided invaluable networking opportunities (and were good fun as well!) During and beyond my internship, Caroline has been incredibly supportive of my development, and we still keep in touch 3 years on. If you have the opportunity to work with Caroline, I would really recommend a placement with her as a great way to gain some invaluable experience in a professional arts environment.”  – Liz Bacon, Operations Officer, Creative Learning at Barbican Centre – interned with Caroline 2009-10

Caroline is by far one of the best creative mentors I have ever had. She is very honest and dedicated. She was always keen to understand what I wanted to achieve and help build my skills and knowledge to enable me to achieve this. Back then I was just starting my career within the creative industries and I needed guidance to figure out my direction and Caroline was amazing in assisting me to gain lots of experiences in lots of different areas. I feel very privileged to have had such an amazing mentor. There is hardly a day that goes by now where I don’t use a skill that I learnt from Caroline. I would highly recommend her. ” – Nichola McIntosh, Creative Director, hART Factory – trained with Caroline 2008-9

As a mentor Caroline Pearce is supportive, attentive and responsive. As an expert in her field Caroline was able to advise, guide and most importantly challenge my thinking effectively, helping me define and move my work into the direction I wanted it to go.  8 years on, Caroline still remains a great support and often the first port of call for advice and opinions all things career and arts related. ” – Laura Hunter, Arts Project Manager, Freelance – trained with Caroline 2005-6

After completing my undergraduate degree at Northumbria University, I secured a place as a trainee on the Performing Arts Management Internship (PAMI); an opportunity to design and deliver creative arts projects in and around the Tees Valley. Caroline led the PAMI and was my mentor through the 12 month internship. She provided great support and encouragement throughout, with a wealth of experience.  Caroline was essential in guiding me through my first working experience after University. The skills and training I gained then, provided the foundations for developing my career around young people, community driven advocacy work and a passion for inspiring, educating and building confidence in young people.  I joined the BBC in 2007 as an event organiser for BBC Blast, in 2009  I started at Radio 1 as a producer – my dream job. My journey in getting here, most certainly started when I met Caroline. She has continued to be a positive influence and a great source of contacts when I have needed! ” – Clara Raven, Radio Producer, BBC Radio 1 – trained with Caroline 2005-6

I worked at Luxi, alongside Caroline, for only a few days (unfortunately) at Easter 2013.  I was amazed at how much Caroline taught me within that short space of time. I gained an overview of what it is to produce and be a producer within the art; a very important, skillful and fruitful job. With the opportunity of internships now available with Luxi I think anyone with even a slight piece of interest should apply, it’s a fanstastic opportunity with lots to gain. ” – Jasmine Devlin, Student in Fine Art, York St. John University – work experience with Luxi 2013