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Posted 05.01.18

Jamboree 2018 internships available for Plymouth College of Art students

By Lauren Taverner Brown

A limited number of Jamboree 2018 internships are now available for Plymouth College of Art students to apply for. Jamboree 2018 will take place at Dartington Estate in Devon, on 28 June - 1 July 2018, and is a four day artist-led professional development and networking event that has been devised and created by artist duo LOW PROFILE.

Jamboree 2018 will bring together 150 visual artists, curators and programmers from around the UK in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Through a programme of participant-led presentations, micro-exhibitions, activities and discussions to share practice, LOW PROFILE hope that attendees will meet new people, find out about each others work, build new relationships and make connections that lead to new projects.

The internship roles available are an exciting opportunity for Plymouth College of Art students to improve and build upon skills in reporting, event production and management, communications, marketing, social media and documentation. 

Details can be found below - the deadline for all applications is 5pm on 27 January 2018.

Jamboree 2018 is developed in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company and Plymouth College of Art and is part funded and supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

Jamboree Observers - 4 positions available

Jamboree 2018 is looking to work with four current Plymouth College of Art students who are interested in developing arts writing/reporting/blogging; communications (social media/marketing) and documentation (photography and videography) skills, to help share content and findings from the Jamboree event.

The Jamboree team will be looking to work with the four Observers from March-July 2018, for up to ten days (including attending the four day event). You will receive training and guidance but will also need to be proactive and self-confident. The position is unpaid but covers x3 nights camping costs and a daily per diem towards on-site catering during the event.

Your tasks will include:

  • Speaking to and interviewing Jamboree attendees
  • Developing posts for the event's a-n blog and Jamboree social media accounts
  • Writing responses to and reflections on the Jamboree programme
  • Documenting the event via writing, photography and video

What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated people
  • Students wishing to develop art writing or documenting skills & experience
  • Confident communicators
  • If you have previous experience in blogging, social media, or marketing, this would be brilliant, but not essential

How to apply:
Please send brief covering letter, identifying your relevant skills and experience for this role and outlining why you are interested in the position and what you are hoping to gain from it. Please also let us know which course you are on and which year you are in at Plymouth College of Art. Please send this information to: jamboree.comms@gmail.com using the subject heading “Observer role”.

DEADLINE: 5pm on 27 January 2018. Interviews will be held at the beginning of February.



Jamboree Internships - 4 positions available

Jamboree 2018 is recruiting four current Plymouth College of Art students for internship roles. These internships will suit students interested in developing event production skills and will provide valuable training in the planning, prep and delivery of Jamboree 2018.

Internships will require up to twelve days commitment from March – July 2018, including attendance at the four day event. The position is unpaid but covers x3 nights camping costs and a daily per diem towards on-site catering during the event.

Your tasks will include:

  • Supporting the planning and preparation of the Jamboree Programme strands (Seminars, Screenings, Talks, Walks, Communal Making, Camp Shop, Miniatures Exhibition & Info tents)
  • Supporting the planning of event logistics including campsite preparation, catering, transport and risk assessments
  • Working as part of the Jamboree 2018 Production team to ensure smooth delivery of the event including staffing the Camp Shop and Miniatures Exhibition

What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated people
  • Organised and reliable individuals
  • Students wishing to develop production skills & experience
  • If you have previous experience in organising your own events or working with others on their events this would be brilliant, but not essential

How to apply:
Please send brief covering letter, identifying your relevant skills and experience for this role and outlining why you are interested in the position and what you are hoping to gain from it. Please also let us know what course you are on and what year you are in at PCA. Please send this information to: artistsjamboree@gmail.com using the subject heading “Internship role”.

DEADLINE: 5pm on 27 January 2018. Interviews will be held at the beginning of February.