Certificate for Music Educators Qualification – deadline Sun 9 Feb, 11pm
Children & Young People Programme Traineeship – deadline Sun 9 Feb, 11pm
Sing City Traineeship – deadline Sun 9 Feb, 11pm
Brighter Sound’s Music Practitioners and Facilitators
Our network of professional practitioners, facilitators and artists are essential to the work we do. We have a history of providing opportunities, support and training to people with a range of experience, with whom we work closely to inform and deliver our projects.
We have a Brighter Sound Practitioners Network where members are encouraged to share best practice, learning and opportunities. We also deliver regular training for practitioners, and run an annual traineeship programme.
If you’re interested in being part of the network please join the Facebook group.
For details of our current opportunities for music practitioners, please click here.
We are passionate about offering high-quality and meaningful work-based learning experiences.
For information about any of the below, please contact Freddie Aitken.
Work Experience – Year 10-13
We work with secondary schools and colleges across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside to offer 1 or 2-week work experience placements to GCSE students, and 30-90 hour placements to BTEC and A Level Music and Music Technology students.
Placements work as a central part of the Brighter Sound team to help coordinate, organise and support the delivery of our music projects and creative marketing campaigns. They also have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze Arts Award qualification, learning new skills in the arts, sharing skills with others, reviewing live music events and finding out more about the artists that inspire them.
As we’re a small team we have limited capacity to accommodate work experience students. If you are interested in a placement at Brighter Sound, please contact Freddie Aitken to arrange an informal meeting. This must take place at least 12 weeks before the placement start date.
Professional Work Placements – Universities and Music Colleges
We offer longer term professional work placements to music students at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Placements range from 3 months full time as part of a professional practice module, to 30 hour placements spread out over the course of a semester.
Long-term placement roles include working within the Programmes and Marketing teams, research-based work, assisting on projects, trainee music facilitation, and project management. Shorter placements are project-based (subject to availability), and focused on music facilitation.
Students must apply through their university and college and attend an interview at Brighter Sound. We can offer 3-month placements to three students a year.
Paid Placements – Trailblaze scheme
We are part of the Trailblaze scheme in partnership with Curious Minds and Manchester Metropolitan University, offering one paid 12-week placement each year to an arts/humanities graduate or Masters student. This is organised through Curious Minds and Manchester Metropolitan University. Please contact your course tutor for further information.
Work Experience and Volunteering outside of school, college and university
Flexible placements are available throughout the year, subject to project and staff availability, focusing on a wide range of roles across the company, e.g. administration, marketing, front-of-house, project coordination, music facilitation or event management. Potential learners are asked to send an up-to-date CV, expression of interest and their availability to Freddie Aitken who will be in touch with more information.