Thanks for your interest in LIFT's Placement Programme.
This longstanding initiative is an opportunity for students in higher education to get hands-on experience in an international arts organisation, it has been developed in response to a need our Higher Education Institution partners have raised and is only open to students who require a work placement as part of their course, providing a contextual experience for those studying relevant subjects.
"When looking for a full time job, I knew the skills I’d learnt were a result solely of my time at LIFT."
To date, our Placement Programme has equipped a cohort of individuals to gain employment within the arts and media sector and advance their professional careers; LIFT placements have gone on to work at companies, venues and institutions such as: National Theatre, Young Vic, Netflix, Barbican, The Yard, In Between Time, Village Underground, Tate, Royal Court, Dance Umbrella, Battersea Arts Centre, Artsadmin, Jerwood Foundation, CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd as well as some going on to become highly successful freelancers.
A number of our placements have also been employed by LIFT after their placement has finished, roles have included: Production Assistants, Festival Coordinator and Marketing & Development Coordinator.
Based at LIFT HQ in East London, successful applicants will work closely with staff members, venues, companies and other external organisations over the course of the placement. The programme is part time and will not exceed three days a week. Days and hours may vary across the course of the placement depending on the role and we offer flexibility in order to fit around academic and other commitments.
‘a festival that lives up to its name… Its adventurousness is theatrical yeast…’ The Guardian, June 2018
LIFT has been at the forefront of ground-breaking international theatre for nearly 40 years, making and supporting radically open work that disrupts convention, has the power to unite strangers, celebrates our shared humanity and bursts open the political and social urgencies of our times. In an increasingly divided world, our fearless appetite for creating and sharing global stories that promote understanding and provide space for risk-taking, thought provoking experiences has never been more vital.
LIFT is committed to supporting cultural diversity in the arts and we welcome applications from people of any race, cultural, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief, disabled and non-disabled people. We’d appreciate it if you would complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. Your answers on this form will not be considered when allocating roles at LIFT.