Talent and skills development is embedded in Frequency’s ethos. During each festival we create paid internship opportunities for recent graduates to engage directly with industry in order to develop their skills and employability. This benefits both employers and interns by increasing workforce capacity and developing emerging talent and skills in the creative industries.

RADAR is a creative graduate accelerator scheme devised by Threshold Studios in collaboration with the University of Lincoln, offering paid internship placements and mentorship for creative graduates looking for a head start after University.


RADAR Creative Graduate Accelerator Scheme is open to University of Lincoln College of Arts graduates from within the last three years.

Current Vacancies

We are looking to recruit for the following RADAR internship roles for Frequency Festival 2021. The roles take place throughout October until mid-November (with an induction in September). The roles will be a combination of part-time and full-time hours.

  • Audience Engagement and Marketing Assistant

    This role will support the delivery of engaging, lively digital-led marketing campaigns that connect with audiences in an authentic way. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the use of social media / digital tools, passionate about data-driven campaigns, and understand digital trends.

    Download the full details and Job Description below:
    Audience Engagement Marketing Assistant (pdf)
    Audience Engagement Marketing Assistant (word doc)

  • Digital Marketing Assistant

    Working closely with the Frequency Festival Marketing Manager, this role focusses on the delivery of content-led campaigns that will excite and engage audiences. We are looking for someone that is experienced in the use of social media and other digital tools, with a flair for design and content creation.

    Download the full details and Job Description below:
    Digital Marketing Assistant FREQ21 (pdf)
    Digital Marketing Assistant FREQ21 (word doc)

  • Media Production Assistant

    Throughout this internship the Media Production Assistant will work closely with a film / media production mentor. This role will be a vital part of documenting key moments and events of Frequency Festival 2021. This is an ideal development opportunity for someone looking to develop their media production experience, especially in a live setting.

    Download the full details and Job Description below:
    Media Production Assistant FREQ21 (pdf)
    Media Production Assistant FREQ21 (word doc)

  • Production Assistant

    This development opportunity offers invaluable experience for a dynamic entry-level Production Assistant. The ideal candidate will be passionate about culture, media and the arts. This role will support all facets of the Production of Frequency Festival 2021, working alongside an experienced Production team during pre-production, delivery and take down of the festival.

    Download the full details and Job Description below:
    Production Assistant JD (pdf)
    Production Assistant JD (word doc)

How to Apply:
To apply for one of our internship roles, please email your CV and cover letter (no more than one page) to Nathalie Baker – nathalie@thresholdstudios.tv.

Please apply by Application dates for all the above roles

With all of these roles we are offering bespoke support and development, so we are not looking for the ‘finished article’. As a RADAR intern you will receive three tailored mentoring sessions with an experienced creative professional, supported by Threshold Studios and University of Lincoln College of Arts.

We are committed to using skills development to improve accessibility, representation and equality within the creative sector. We welcome and encourage applications from people from a diverse range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. If you wish to have an informal chat with a member of the team about the role please email us at the above address.

We are happy to support remote-working if preferred during the earlier stages of the internship. There will be a need for the successful candidate to be in Lincoln during some of the run-up to and duration of the festival though. This can be discussed further if you are shortlisted for an interview.

This internship will commence at the beginning of September and run until mid November 2021 with a combination of part time and full time hours.

For any queries about our internships please contact nathalie@frequency.org.uk.

Why Apply?

Past participants in the RADAR scheme have gone onto a range of exciting careers such as creative advertising, web development, participatory arts, graphic design, as well as post-graduate study.

“Not only do you receive a great work opportunity but the support that you get alongside this for your personal development is amazing. The team are genuinely interested in you as a person and helping you on your way to the big, scary world of post-University work.” – Emma Dawson, RADAR Intern

We are now looking to open dialogue with educational institutions about schemes to boost employability and encourage graduate retention by connecting graduates with opportunities with SMEs in the creative and cultural sectors.

“We value our partnership with Threshold Studios immensely for their commitment to the talent development of our students, staff and graduates in particular. We’ve been absolutely delighted to work with them to develop the RADAR scheme, a bespoke internship and mentorship programme for those new graduates seeking distinctive paid and supported opportunities in the creative arts, with a high success rate for employment in the media and cultural sector.” – Dr Sarah Barrow, Head of School of Film and Media, University of Lincoln

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