Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast. It was created in 2020 when the two long-established charities which formed the legacy of Britten and Pears’ life and work, Snape Maltings (formerly Aldeburgh Music) and Britten-Pears Foundation came together.

Our Hesse Student Scheme was created to provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience during the annual Aldeburgh Festival which was founded by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier in 1948. Since 1967 the Festival has been held at Snape Maltings with events also taking place at other Suffolk locations.

Once again, we are inviting young people (18 – c25 year olds) with a love for music and an interest in a career in the Arts, Music, Heritage or Events Management, to be part of our 2023 Hesse Student Scheme. You will gain first-hand experience of one of the world’s leading classical music festivals, helping behind the scenes, supporting the artistic teams and having an amazing opportunity to attend a wide variety of Festival events.

The scheme offers the chance to help with the day-to-day running of the Festival, meet Britten Pears Arts staff at all levels – including dedicated sessions to enhance your time with us.

The scheme runs from 7 June until Sunday 25 June 2023, and students can attend for one or both weeks.

More information and application details can be found here.