News/August 2022

About the role

Have you ever wanted to work on a film shoot? Test a mobile game? Or work with artists?

Blast Theory is a company that makes interactive art: we turn websites and mobile apps into thrilling entertainment experiences; create feature films where actors and stories respond to you in real time; design events where your phone guides you on real-life adventures through the city; and make mobile games that invite you to reimagine yourself and your future.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund a four-month, full-time placement for a Studio and Production Intern to work with the friendly Blast Theory artists and team. As part of the role you will learn new skills in office administration; production; marketing and communications; events support; and video editing.

We’re looking for someone with an interest in working with an artist group, and an enthusiasm for learning. You don’t need any professional experience, and you don’t need to have a degree or formal training. But if you’re curious about Blast Theory’s work, and want to learn new skills, we’d love to hear from you.

As Studio and Production Intern you’ll be working in some of the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Creative research and development
  • Testing and preparing equipment
  • Artwork production and artistic support
  • Studio and events support
  • Marketing and communications

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About Blast Theory

Blast Theory make interactive art to explore social and political questions. The group’s work places the public at the centre of unusual and sometimes unsettling experiences, to create new perspectives and open up the possibility of change.

Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group draw on popular culture and new technologies to make performances, games, films, apps and installations.

Blast Theory have shown work at the Venice Biennale, Tribeca Film Festival, ICC in Tokyo, Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, the Barbican and Tate Britain. Commissioners include Channel 4, Sundance Film Festival and the Royal Opera House.

Working at Blast Theory was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The work speaks for itself, whilst the people are some of the kindest & compassionate I have met. 

The culture at Blast Theory is a melting pot of collaboration, professionalism & playfulness. Whilst here I have felt comfortable being myself, and expressing my thoughts & opinions freely. – Amber Gibbins (Kickstart Intern, 2021-22)

Key information

  • Internship dates: 3 October 2022 – 27 January 2023 (4 months)
  • Workplace: Blast Theory, Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1DN
  • Pay: Real Living Wage, £9.90 per hour
  • Application deadline: Monday 19 September, 10am
  • In order to apply you must be 18+ and have the right to work in the UK.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from people who are less represented in our sector: particularly people of colour, those with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities such as dyslexia or autism), and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

While we recognise that there may be some restrictions that apply to specific disabilities, we’ll try our best to make reasonable adaptations to accommodate your needs. If you have access needs, please use the Reference and Disclosure Form to give as much detail as you can so we can make your interview/time with us as comfortable as possible.

How to apply

Download the Studio and Production Intern Job Description

Please fill in the application survey, which you can find here.

You will need to complete the following:

Part 1 – Online – About You

Answer a few simple questions including your name, email address and phone number in the online form.

Upload a recent copy of your CV. This should be 2 pages max.

Please answer all questions as fully as you can.

Part 2 – Online, Video or Audio

Please answer the following questions in written form or in a video or audio recording. If making an application by phone suits you better, please contact [email protected].

  1. Tell us a couple of reasons why you would like to intern with Blast Theory.
  2. Why would you benefit from a paid internship?
  3. How would you describe your current skills?
  4. What skills and experience are you hoping to get out of the internship?

Applying with a video or audio file

You can record the video or audio on your phone: we are not expecting snazzy production values. Your video or audio file can be up to 5 minutes long. Start your application by filling in the online survey about you and submit your video or audio file after.

Part 3 – Online

  1. Please complete the Reference and Disclosure form
  2. Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

After the deadline, we will make a selection (a ‘shortlist’) from the applications we receive. We’ll invite shortlisted candidates for an informal interview. The interview will take place at our studios in Portslade. We will pay for your travel costs within reason.

If you’re invited to interview, we will explain everything you need to know in an email.

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