Application forms will be available to download from Monday 17 December. From that date, please email your completed application forms to email@example.com.
Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 1 May.
Want to take part in the courses?
Apply to be a Steward!
We particularly like to receive applications from students and recent graduates who would like to participate in the Summer School, but for whom the cost of attending is otherwise prohibitive. We will give priority to those applicants who can bring their musical skills to our courses and benefit from the programme on offer.
Applicants must be physically fit. Experience of customer service/stewarding and knowledge of Health & Safety and First Aid procedures is highly desirable, but is not required. All stewards wear black for their stewarding duties.
Stewards arrive on Saturdays by 3pm, in time for a steward’s briefing, and leave the following Saturday after breakfast.
Would you like to help others have a great time at Summer School?
Apply to be a House Parent!
House parents are expected to be on call throughout the week – however, they will have time to attend courses and concerts when duties allow. One of the principle duties of the House Parent role is being on a rota for driving a minibus between Foxhole accommodation and the Great Hall, for which a Category D driving licence is required.
All House Parents will be subject to a DBS background check. As part of this identity check we will ask you to provide a selection of supporting documents.
Are you interested in a career in Arts Management and Administration?
Apply to be a Production Volunteer!
We’re offering this excellent opportunity, to applicants with extensive musical knowledge, to rub shoulders with some incredible artists and get right to the heart of the Dartington experience. Duties include setting up spaces for courses and events, liaising with musicians and artists, back-stage performance management, writing programmes, running hospitality, moving pianos and harpsichords, page-turning…and anything else that needs to be done! You will be provided with full board and accommodation and will be able to attend concerts around your schedule (Please note that Production Volunteers are not able to take part in courses).
Although extremely rewarding and great fun, the work is demanding both physically and mentally so please consider carefully before choosing to apply. Applicants must be completely fluent in English and a driving licence is highly desirable.
Production Volunteers arrive by 11am on Saturdays and leave after 12pm the following Saturday. Week 1 PVs arrive on the afternoon of Thursday 25 July, and Week 4 PVs leave after Sunday lunch in a local pub on Sunday 25 August.