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Are you a student in Year 11, 12, or 13?

Passionate about music and looking for work experience in the arts?

High Barnet Chamber Music Festival (HBCMF) is looking for students who love music and are interested in running concerts to volunteer with us on our unique Student Ambassador Scheme.

Now in its third year, successful applicants will work with the team across the 2023–2024 academic year, to produce the 2024 Festival.

What is HBCMF?

HBCMF is the premier classical music festival in Barnet. We present concerts of exceptional quality, platforming the best early-career musicians to enthusiastic audiences and young people.

What will the Ambassadors do?

HBCMF is growing quickly, so you will take on meaningful responsibility in the production of the Festival. Your responsibilities may include: interviewing performers; stewarding concerts; drafting and circulating press releases; identifying potential fundraising opportunities; planning a budget. The role will be tailored to suit your strengths and interests, but over the year you will be introduced to all the elements required to mount professional concerts.


How long does the role last?

The role will take an average of an hour’s work a week across the year. The Festival period (July) will be the busiest and preceding months less busy to compensate for this, although we will shape the timetable to accommodate your exams!

Can I use this for my Duke of Edinburgh Award?

This would fulfil the Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering requirements.

What are we looking for?

You need to play an instrument or sing and ideally have studied or be studying music to at least GCSE level or equivalent. Though HBCMF promotes classical concerts we are interested in applicants from all musical backgrounds or traditions. Most importantly, you need to be passionate about the arts and have excellent organisational skills.

Who can apply?

Students in Y11, Y12, or Y13. The role is remote and you do not need to live in High Barnet to apply, though if you are successful you will need to attend the concerts in July, for which HBCMF will pay your travel expenses.

How can I apply?

Submit a C.V. and Covering Letter to by 5pm on Friday 14th October. The C.V. should include one reference, usually a teacher or former employer. (Make sure you ask them before listing them!) If you are shortlisted, we’ll talk to you in a brief interview before a final decision is made.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

C.V. and Covering Letter advice:

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