Young Trainees Programme

5 part- time ‘traineeships’ for local young people aged 16 to 25.

Download the job description here.

Open to anyone in the age group from all backgrounds who is interested in video, sound, music, photography and events. You need to have some connection with Bloomsbury or the local area – for example live locally, study, attend community activities or have family connections.

You will be offered trainee payment at £11 per hour to cover a programme of 100 hours over the project period but you would have to commit to the whole project from August to early November.  Sessions will take place outside school/college times.

You will have skills training in photography, sound, video filming, digital projection and an introduction to Bangladeshi heritage as the project marks the 50th anniversary of Bangladeshi Independence. You will work on festival events with industry professionals.

We hope to run the sessions in person but some may need to be online.  We can help with kit to get you online from home if you don’t have online connection from home.

To apply please write up to 500 words or a 2 minute video telling us why you are the perfect candidate. Previous experience is helpful but not essential.

Closing date for application Friday 16 July 5pm

Please send your application to 



We have a number of different and wide reaching opportunities for volunteers, ranging from technical, administrative, marketing and stewarding. As a volunteer you will get to immerse yourself in this year’s festival as well as the local community and get to know new people. If you are interested in culture, science and exploring Bloomsbury, then this is a great opportunity for you.

The volunteer roles are designed for anyone of any age 18+ who has an interest in supporting the festival and/or gaining additional skills and work experience.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2021 Festival please send an EMAIL, detailing your interest and experience.


Each year we consider applications for food, beverage, organisation activities and craft stalls for events as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Details for the 2021 Festival will be available in due course.