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SAE Institute is pleased to announce our partnership for the second year with Sound City Music Festival as their 2023 Principal Creative Media Education Partner.

Emerging across the streets of Liverpool back in 2008 as a heralded celebration of new and exciting music, Sound City has become an essential date in the diary for music fans far and wide to come together and discover the sounds of the future.

Nestled in a European capital of music culture, its storied alumni who have made those first steps at Sound City reads as a who’s who of the biggest and brightest names in modern music (from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The xx, Alt-J and Courtney Barnett to The Wombats, Royal Blood, Catfish & The Bottlemen and many more).

Continuing to champion and elevate the sounds that’ll come to define the years ahead, Sound City celebrates its 16th Year in 2023 by doing what it does best. Pointing to the here and now.

“It is my great pleasure to announce this creative partnership between SAE Institute and Liverpool Sound City for its second year. Working together, we are able to provide our students with invaluable experience of the music industry and a chance to apply their skills and passion. SAE Liverpool campus has been in the city for more than 20 years and I believe this partnership further strengthens our commitment to both the city and creative students of the future.”

Steffan Davies,
SAE Europe Managing Director

Placement opportunities


Gain valuable industry experience through SAE and Liverpool's Sound City partnership. SAE students and alumni can apply for a range of placement and internship opportunities!

Applications are now closed

Sound City Digital Assistant Placement Info & Responsibilities:

Description

  • 3 month placement within Sponsorship for Sound City
  • 1 x day a week – w/c 20th Feb – 15th May
  • Full Sound City weekend

As digital assistant you will support the team with various day to day administrative tasks that all aid in setting up and running label and artist campaigns. From working with data to social media, updating the face of Sound City , you’ll be given an insight into how an events company
and festival is run. You must have an enthusiasm for the music & digital industry and finding new digital trends, be outgoing and show initiative and work well in a collective. We look forward to welcoming you as part of the team!

Digital Assistant General Role Responsibilities
– Assist marketing team in collating assets (photos/videos/speaker/artist copy)
– Updating SC website
– Aiding in publishing of sponsorship newsletters / social media posts
– Pulling together social media stats over run up to the festival to increase ticket sales
– Creating tiktok & curating exciting campaign ideas

Personal abilities:
– Must be polite and work well within a team environment
– Keen attention to detail
– Ability to work independently & show initiative
– Good time management
– Good organisational skills
– Basic knowledge of social media
– Basic computer skills
– Keen interest in the music industry

Sound City Event Industry Placement – Logistics/ Events Assistant Info & Responsibilities:

Description

  • 3 month placement within Sponsorship for Sound City
  •  1 x day a week – w/c 20th Feb – 15th May
  •  Full Sound City weekend

The Logistics / events team is a dynamic group of detail-oriented individuals who execute our festival & conference programs. The team works closely with many other departments, from production, sponsorship, conference & marketing to ensure all deliverables are met and managed to deadlines. We-re looking for someone who enjoys working directly with customers/ artists , but also likes the behind-the-scenes work that makes an event come to life, as this role lives in the middle of these two worlds! Are you enthusiastic, a great communicator, love to collaborate, adaptable to many different situations and people, ready to juggle multiple projects, detail-oriented, and excited to work in a fast-paced environment? If so, get ready for the ride!

Before SC weekend
– Aiding either production / Sponsorship / conference team
– Liaising with partners via email / phone – responding to queries etc.
– Collating information into excel worksheets
– Learning logistics of events
– Liaising with speakers / AIM / Venues via email / phone – responding to queries etc.
– Collating information into excel worksheets
– Learning logistics of events
– Sending artist advances – liaising with venue managers & artist managers

During SC weekend
– Hosting sponsors over the festival weekend – making sure their events / showcases / Q&A’s run smoothly
– Aiding in set up & take down of conference & festival sponsors
– Delegating volunteers to aid sponsors over the SC weekend
– Meeting and Greeting different partners, external companies, performers
– Assist the sponsor showcases – Making sure all the sponsor branding is in place
– Aiding Conference Director & Project Manager in ensuring smooth running of event
– Delegating responsibilities to volunteers
– Aiding in set up & take down of conference & festival sponsors
– Meeting and Greeting different partners, external companies and performers
– Assist the sponsor showcases – Making sure all the sponsor branding is in place
– Assisting Festival & Production Manager in ensuring performances go ahead smoothly

Role requirements & personal abilities
– Basic experience with word doc / google sheets & drive
– Ability to work under pressure & fast pace environment
– Good organizational skills
– Self Motivated & strong initiative to work independently & within a team
– Problem solving skills
– Reliable

Sound City Film Industry Placement Info & Responsibilities:

Description

  • 28th – 30th – Sound City Weekend – various locations, City Centre & Mountford Hall
  • 8 hour shifts

Here at Sound City we are looking for individuals who have an eye for capturing content in a live fast paced environment. This role will be a high demanding job over the 3 days of the festival, with tight deadlines on task based briefs, filming various acts and stages to the best of your ability and producing high quality content – giving you a first hand insight into how film and media content is produced for live events.

Role Responsibilities
– Filming content across Sound City Festival – live acts/interviews/street
– Producing and editing footage to be shared on various Sound City social media platforms in various formats – Tiktok /IG/FB
– Working closely with the marketing team & Culture City on setting deadlines & goals for finished content
– Content created will be able to be used for your showreel & CV
– MUST Bring own equipment / hire out from SAE

Role requirements & personal abilities
– Basic knowledge of editing software
– Basic Knowledge of filming shots & history
– Basic Knowledge of filming equipment
– Basic knowledge of social media platform image film requirements
– Good eye for design & shots
– Ability to work under pressure & fast pace environment
– Good organizational skills
– Self Motivated & strong initiative to work independently & within a team
– Reliable

Sound City Audio Engineering Assistant & Shadow Placement Info & Responsibilities:

Description

  • 28th April – New Music Friday, various venues Assistant placements 12 hour shift
  • 29th – 30th April – Stanley Theatre, Mountford Hall 12 hour shift ( shadowing)

Sound City are looking for individuals who are passionate about live sound and audio production. Over the Sound CIty weekend you will be under the guise of the venue sound engineers & stage managers in ensuring the best experience & sound for bands. You will be dealing with a variety of genres, so will really be able to increase and put your skills and knowledge to work. This role will be a high demanding job over the 3 days of the festival, communication, reliability, a strong work ethic and knowledge of live sound is needed.

Role Responsibilities
– Aiding Sound Engineers & Stage managers in ensuring tight running of the stages
– Shadow engineers behind the desk – potential to work desk – shadow ops will not be able to use desk
– Ensuring correct placement of mics/band equipment on stage/mark-up with gaffa tape/wires are organized/patching mics
– Ensuring safety & organization of music equipment offstage
– Liaising with stage manager / Artist liaison & other stagehands

Role requirements & personal abilities
– Good knowledge of Audio Production
– Good Knowledge of Music equipment
– Keen interest in live sound
– Ability to work under pressure & fast pace environment
– Good organizational skills
– Self Motivated & strong initiative to work independently & within a team
– Reliable

 

Application Process


Now closed


For more information

Please contact Alice Ameerally, Events Coordinator at SAE Institute
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