Young Producers

Pathways to an industry career

Lighthouse Academy is delighted to announce two work placement opportunities for 2024. We are looking for two enthusiastic and driven young producers who are at the beginning of their career and are excited to get involved in producing and managing live events.  

This scheme is a new programme for Lighthouse Academy that will provide on the job experience of producing events as part of Lighthouse’s flagship event for 2024, Poole Pride. The young producers will receive regular 1-to-1 mentorship from the Creative Engagement team with a focus on supporting the delivery of their own personal development.  

This is a free to access work placement programme. It is not a paid opportunity. 

Requirements to apply: 

  • 16+ by the start date of the work placement.  
  • Availability across April-June 2024 and must be available on Saturday June 8th 2024. 
  • No previous work experience is required but we want to meet applicants with a proven active interest in the creative industries. Applicants should have a deep-rooted passion for arts and culture and be enthused by the opportunity to deliver a high-quality experience for our audiences. 


How do I apply?

Download the application at the bottom of this page, fill it out and return it to

If you have access requirements and would like to apply with video or audio please send the video to

Any questions please email

Applications close Sunday 3rd March 2024   


Placement Expectations 

Successful applicants will be expected to begin this placement at the beginning of April. The time commitment is expected to be 1 day per week for 10 weeks on average, but this can be flexible and is to be discussed with the successful candidate alongside considering the needs of the project. 

Applicants must be available for the Poole Pride festival itself on Saturday 8th June as well as the day before and after to assist with set-up/pack-down.  

 These placements will be tailored to the applicants where possible and provide ample opportunity to learn new skills alongside the programming and creative engagement teams here at Lighthouse. Successful applicants can expect to have hands-on involvement in delivering elements of Poole Pride 2024. 


There are two different event producer opportunities, please let us know if you have a preference for one of these placements.

  • Exhibition – conference style event producer 
  • Arts event producer 

Both producers will get experience of delivering an event as part of Poole Pride 2024. During their placement they will also have experience in:  

  • Arts Marketing  
  • Technical and operational administration for events 
  • Budgeting  
  • Programming  
  • Live event management  

Application Form