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Students: Apply now for paid student opportunities with LU Arts for 2022/23

If you have a passion for the arts, live music and performance and want to gain invaluable experience in events management, arts marketing or develop your technical skills, then why not join LU Arts’ Student Team for 2022/23.

 There are a range of paid opportunities on offer for current students (UG, PGT and PGR), starting in October 2022.

Speech Bubble Co-ordinator

Speech Bubble is LU Arts’ performance poetry night held in the Students' Union twice a year. It combines acts from professional poet(s) with an open mic slot for students to perform their own work.

You don’t need to be a poetry expert, but enthusiasm for the role and spoken word would be advantageous. You’ll also need to showcase your organisational skills as you will be involved in publicising the event and getting students signed up to perform as well as booking the professional poets. You’ll receive support from the LU Arts team as well as expert advice from Creative Writing Lecturer, Kerry Featherstone.

Student Live Lounge Co-ordinator

If you’re passionate about live music and enjoy music from a range of genres, you might be the perfect fit for LU Arts’ Student Live Lounge Co-ordinator.

This role will lead on organising two events for the 2022/23 academic year, which celebrate and showcase student musicians and songwriters. You don’t need prior experience in managing events, but you will need to show a commitment to representing a diverse range of artists from the University community.

If you have great ideas on how to take the Live Lounge events to another level of success and can demonstrate your organisational and planning skills, then don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work on these popular events.

Cabaret Co-ordinator, London campus

Following on from the success of the Student Live Lounge events at Grow Hackney in 2021/22, this role will lead on organising two cabaret-style events, which will present a mix of music, spoken word and performance. You don’t need to have prior experience to apply for the role, just a love of music and performance and to be based at the Loughborough University, London campus (or an East Midlands-based student who spends part of their studies at the London campus).

You will be involved in publicising the event and getting student performers signed up as well as liaising with the technical team at Grow Hackney. You’ll be supported and guided throughout by the LU Arts teams.

Student Technical Support

If you are more interested in the technical side of things, then there is a vacancy for Technical Support. The majority of this work will be providing technical support in the installation and removal of exhibitions on campus and will require practical skills in using basic tools, painting and assembling equipment/furniture. You should also be familiar with audio-visual equipment as you may be required to support workshops and performances.

Student Photographer

If you would like to gain skills and experience in event photography, then there is a vacancy for a photographer. You will attend LU Arts’ events as required to take photographs which will be used on social media, websites and in marketing materials. You do not need to have your own camera and equipment for this role but should be skilled at taking photographs in a range of environments.


All three co-ordinator roles offer a fee of £400 and are also available to share with another student if you wish to take on the job alongside a friend. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.

For the Student Technical Support and Student Photography roles, you will earn £10.65 per hour. The hours are casual, as and when required.  The deadline for applications is Monday 4 July 2022.

To find out more information about each of the roles and to apply, please visit the dedicated webpage. LU Arts is committed to inclusivity and representing the student community, welcoming applications from students of all backgrounds.