Internship: Member Services Assistant

An exciting full-time internship opportunity has become available at the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) for a passionate, hard-working and highly driven individual looking to gain key skills and experience.

The SMIA is a trade body that exists to strengthen Scotland’s music industry internally and to champion our industry both domestically and internationally. Delivering a wide variety of services, projects and events, SMIA activities include music industry training, sector, research and networking events, as well as producing the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, Scotland’s national music prize. With members including artist managers, promoters, record labels, studios, distributors and more, the Member Services Assistant will report to the SMIA’s Projects and Operations Manager and assist in the development and delivery of many SMIA services and activities geared to support our growing membership.

Funded by the Big Music Project in partnership with UK Youth, this internship is for a minimum of six months, with the potential of extension subject to funding and candidate performance. The SMIA, UK Youth and the Big Music Project are dedicated to breaking barriers to the creative industries and making it easier for young people to get their foot in the door. This internship is funded to provide employability opportunities aimed at young people aged 18-25, and is open to people from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from BAME applicants, female identifying applicants and those from lower income backgrounds. A university degree is not required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing key support on tasks including:

  • Planning and delivering SMIA events
  • Communicating with members
  • Managing SMIA social media
  • Creating and curating SMIA member resources
  • Securing new membership benefits
  • Office administrative duties

Key attributes sought for the Member Services Assistant include:

  • A passion for music
  • A strong desire to work in the music industry
  • A reliable self-starter with excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and dependable
  • Flexible and able to prioritise own workload
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word etc.)
  • Enthusiastic and professional

The internship will be based in the SMIA’s Glasgow office. Occasional travel to events will be required and associated transport, accommodation and subsistence expenses will be covered.

To apply for this role, please email a CV and cover letter to

Please also complete this Equality and Diversity Monitoring form. Without completing this form, unfortunately we may not be able to consider your application.

Deadline for applications: Monday 11 September 2017 at 5pm