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Emma Tilley shares her experience as a Marketing Intern

Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury

I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to experience the marketing internship scheme at Richmond Theatre. I am soon to finish my three month placement, which has taught me an incredible amount about arts marketing and I feel much more confident in embarking on the next steps of my career.

From the first day that I began my internship, the team were incredibly welcoming and supportive which made it really easy for me to settle in and feel part of the action! I have really enjoyed working with them and the passion they have for their jobs is very inspiring.

As a passionate dance student in my first year at University of Roehampton, personal highlights of my internship experience include watching Moscow City Ballet rehearse The Nutcracker and meeting the BalletBoyz before their performance of The Talent. Other great moments include discussing the industry and career options with the Company Manager of Bill Kenwright’s Murder on the Nile and also simply going out for a meal with the team at the local pub.

The diversity of my role as an intern has been thrilling and I have been involved in many exciting and rewarding activities such as; overseeing interview requests and press releases with the Press and Media Officer, helping out the theatre’s volunteers with press cuttings and archiving, shadowing the Deputy Marketing Manager with the composition of e-newsletters, contributing as an administrator for the theatre’s social networking page and meeting with the producers and teams of upcoming shows! These experiences and discoveries have been invaluable as they have provided me with a fantastic insight into how a marketing team works successfully alongside other departments in a regional commercial theatre.

I highly encourage those with an interest in arts marketing to apply for the scheme as I believe being an intern at Richmond Theatre involves gaining an incredibly in depth knowledge of arts marketing, making many contacts in the industry, improving your CV for future opportunities and forming long lasting friendships to name a few!

If you’re interested in work experience in any department of Richmond Theatre, contact Jane Metcalfe: janemetcalfe@theambassadors.com