Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Lakeside team members working at Wheee! Festival

Work & Volunteer

At Lakeside we are always on the lookout for creative and motivated people from a wide variety of backgrounds to fill our employee, volunteer, internship or traineeship roles.



Location: Lakeside Arts, University Park Campus
Hours of Work: 70 hours per year (approx. 4 hours per week in term time)
Salary: £8.91 per hour + holiday pay
Application Closing Date: Friday 8 October 2021
Interviews: Monday 4 October, times TBC

Lakeside Arts is recruiting four student Arts Administration Trainees for the academic year 2021-22 to work alongside the Head of Music Programmes to deliver an exciting programme of University music making, including administering the University Philharmonia or Choir.

Through mentoring and training the successful candidates will develop skills in: event management, ensemble management, marketing and music librarianship.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent people skills. They will also be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and may have experience managing an ensemble in a University context. Third-year and postgraduate students considering a career in arts administration are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note, only current University of Nottingham students are eligible to apply for the Traineeships. Please complete the application form below and send to by 5pm on Friday 8 October. For more information please email Head of Music Programmes, Catherine Hocking at:



Lakeside regularly recruits Assistants to help a professional artist lead our youth theatre and Gallery Arts Groups to help run our busy and exciting year-round programme. To see current vacancies, please check our recruitment page regularly.

Our two on-site cafés are run by Caterlink. For more information contact Andrew Clarke on 0115 846 7179 or email


Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Nottingham are invited to enhance their CVs by gaining work experience at Lakeside Arts. There are paid opportunities as part of the Front of House team, Nottingham Advantage Award volunteer opportunities and a number of opportunities for students to volunteer on a one-off basis at Lakeside to help us deliver special events and festivals.

Paid internships and graduate training schemes are also available. Team working, marketing, working to deadlines, customer service and public engagement are just a few of the diverse range of transferable workplace skills that can be gained here.

Please revisit this page for up to date news on current opportunities.


The University of Nottingham Museum is currently supported in its work by a team of 40 student and community volunteers. Museum volunteers undertake a wide variety of work in areas of collections care and development and the education and public programme.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Clare Pickersgill: