Work Experience – Lighthouse

Lighthouse is the leading arts venue in the South West and the largest regional venue in the UK. 

The venue presents over 1300 live and screened performances each year in its four auditoria and is the home of the BSO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Lighthouse is an exciting, vibrant place to work and we would like to offer a workplace experience to Year 10 students in 2018.

The successful candidate will spend one - two weeks at Lighthouse spending time in all departments to give a full picture of the roles and varied duties it takes to deliver the diverse programme we offer. Time will be spent in Programming, Marketing, Stage Door, Finance, Ticket Sales, HR, Technical and Customer Service/Front of House. You will be supported by a member of each team to give a full understanding of the day to day running of a theatre. 

Students will be allocated a mentor who you will be able speak to about any concerns you might have whilst on placement. Parents or teachers may also contact this person if they have any questions or concerns.

Hours and Days

You will usually be asked to work Monday to Friday but you will be given the option to work a weekend day. Please be aware students will be expected to work a full working day (9.00am-4.30pm) and it is your responsibility to make any travel arrangements. There is some flexibility on the hours worked to fit in with transport arrangements.

If you are interested in helping with a show/ performance, there may be days when we ask if you can work a later shift.

What to do next

Due to the popularity of work experience placements and to give you an understanding of a recruitment process we will require students to go through a competitive process to secure their placement. Therefore, as places will not be guaranteed you are advised to arrange a secondary option as a back-up.

If you would like to apply for a work experience placement during February, March, April, May 2018 please click on the documents below and follow the recruitment process. Please show clearly the weeks you require in the stated months.

Please note any requests for work experience with Lighthouse outside of these months will not be considered.       

If you would like to have a chat or ask any questions prior to sending your CV, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone on 01202 28000 or email

Closing Date for applications is 15th December 2017

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