HowTheLightGetsIn 2019



Want to get a taste of working in media and the arts from within the world’s largest philosophy and music festival?

We’re on the hunt for enthusiastic and dedicated young people to join our Kick-Starter Programme, a skills development programme for young people interested in the media or creative industries who are looking to gain valuable experience for their future careers. You will volunteer alongside our fun and friendly festival team to produce HowTheLightGetsIn London 2019, a unique event which sees world-leading thinkers and performers gather at our beautiful festival location at Kenwood House, Hampstead. Not only will you learn new skills and meet new friends and contacts, you will also get the unique experience of seeing festival debates, live music, film, and comedy from behind the scenes as part of our team.

Places on the Festival Kick-Starter Programme are available to people aged 18+ from around the UK and beyond. We currently have opportunities for those looking for experience in any of the following areas:

  • Events Production
  • Hospitality
  • Press & Marketing*
  • Education & Development
  • Filming & Broadcast Media

All applicants must be available between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd September. Please note that whilst we will make every effort to place you in your preferred area of skills development, this may not always be possible and we reserve the right to offer you a place in a different area of the Programme if necessary.

*For those interested in Press & Marketing, we also run a Student Ambassador scheme ahead of the festival. For information about how you can get involved, click here.

Please apply using the form below. Include your CV and a short cover letter (no more than 150 words), expressing your interest and your preferred area of skills development.

If you have any questions about the Programme, please email

We look forward to seeing you at HowTheLightGetsIn!

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