Join our team as a temporary marketing intern

About us

sound is a new music incubator based in north-east Scotland encouraging new music creation and discovery. We run the annual soundfestival, as well as year-round activity supporting a wide range of composers, engaging with local communities and providing educational opportunities.

We aim to give composers the opportunity to experiment, develop and create new works, and to have these works performed and heard. We encourage audiences of all ages and backgrounds to experience all kinds of new music and cross-art form experimentation. 

We are strongly influenced by our geographic location, covering both urban areas and remote rural communities, and respond to its specificities and gaps in provision. We often work closely with local arts and other community organisations to share ideas and deliver joint activity to the benefit of the local area. 

The Marketing Internship

We are offering a paid marketing internship (or a University/College placement) to a talented and dedicated individual who wants to develop a career in an arts marketing role. You will work closely with our Marketing Manager and be involved in a wide range of marketing activities in the lead up to and during soundfestival 2019. We will provide guidance and support and give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

You will:

  • support the implementation of soundfestival’s marketing strategy and audience development initiatives;
  • assist in all marketing and communication activities including creating and coordinating content across a variety of social media channels, web and print;
  • assist in the maintenance of sound’s website & databases;
  • assist in the implementation of research and evaluation surveys;
  • assist at soundfestival events.  

You will have:

  • excellent communication skills; 
  • excellent IT skills and be confident using social media and CMS;
  • an ability to work as part of a small team and show initiative;
  • experience of meeting deadlines and handling multiple priorities;
  • an interest in contemporary music / the arts.

Working arrangements

You will work 1 day (or the equivalent of) a week in the lead up to the festival, and as much as you are able to commit to during the 10 days of the festival which runs between 23 October-3 November.

Start date: negotiable (end September/early October)

End date: 8 November

Our office is located at the Barn in Banchory where you will be based in the lead up to the festival. We relocate to an office in Aberdeen during the festival.

This position is offered either as a paid internship or as part of a University/College placement.


You must be over 18 to apply for this position.

Please note we are unable to provide support towards travel or accommodation.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role to:

Deadline for applications: Friday 6 September
Interviews will be held during week 16 September