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As I end my three-month placement within the OAE as the Marketing and Press trainee, I have compiled a list of the 5 reasons YOU should apply for the position.
1.The people. The people who work here are great! I mean seriously wonderful, they are helpful, kind, funny and passionate about what they do. You will learn so much from them about press, promoting events, and audience development within orchestral music.
2. The orchestra. You get to attend all the OAE concerts to enjoy world-class period instrument performances, as well as get an insider’s look into how the orchestra runs. (And who knows, you may get to meet Madonna or Jude Law…they have both been to OAE concerts in the past!)
3. The food! The office is never short on food, chocolate and hot drinks. You will literally never go hungry or thirsty while at work.
4. The office. The OAE office is located at King’s Place, which is a short walk from King’s Cross station, and our giant windows overlook Regent’s Canal. It is a great office environment to work in and there are several charming places to eat within a short walk.
5. The experience. The office is a small network of people who all work closely together. The OAE could not run without every department working together as a team, and you get to become part of that team! You can also tailor your internship to your interests. Obviously, you will be mostly focusing on marketing and press, but if you want to learn more about the education department or development, you have that opportunity also.
So apply! Do it! You won’t regret it!
Marketing and Press Trainee