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Work Experience and Placements

At WaterBear, experiences within the music industry are at the core of all we do. Through our many partners and contacts, our incredible careers and industry team are continuously seeking new and exciting opportunities to help students build connections, and support their chosen pathway into the industry.

Jobs in Industry

At WaterBear, students and alumni have access to a variety of careers advice, mentoring and work experience opportunities. We work with our many music industry partners to create opportunities based on the interests and career goals of each student. Career development is very important to us, and we strive to support students in building a solid list of contacts and a rich portfolio whilst studying at WaterBear and beyond.

Work Experience and Placements

Every musician at WaterBear is offered regular work experience opportunities across a broad range of areas - performing at events to interning at successful record labels through to working at festivals. We regularly update our job opportunities board which students can access via Canvas, our online learning portal, and alumni can access via Discord. These valuable opportunities will enable students to build industry contacts and arm them with invaluable skills and experience within areas such as:

· Social media and marketing

· Live events and festivals

· Sound engineering and production

· Teaching

· Record labels

· Performance and session musician opportunities

Mentoring and Careers Advice

At WaterBear students receive mentoring to receive guidance and support from mentors aligned to their interests and careers goals. Mentors are music industry professionals who will help students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and work with them in planning an individual career path to help them achieve their goals. Students can also book 1-1 personalised career advice and discuss areas such as work experience, internships, and how to best present their CV and portfolio.

Our Musicians in Industry

We are extremely excited to announce we have performance and crew opportunities for our WaterBears at Glastonbury 2024! Our friends at the Croissant Neuf stage have offered us slots on their bandstand in one of the oldest and most famous fields at the festival. We are looking for acoustic/stripped back performances, either solo or duos, in any genre, but the music needs to be upbeat, lively and family friendly. Students interested in live production can help run a stage on the Croissant Neuf main stage and the bandstand itself, with responsibilities including sound engineering, stage management, monitoring and more. 

All applicants, please note you must be available between Tues 25th - Sun 30th June, you will need to be able to make your own way to the festival and back, be happy to camp whatever the weather and all applicants must be over 18. 

Head over to the Opportunities page on Canvas for more information on how to apply! 

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If you’re considering a career in the music industry, you may be wondering what opportunities a degree in music will create for you? Today we want to highlight some of the biggest opportunities available when you come to join us here at WaterBear. We have a dedicated Opportunities team whose sole purpose is to find and create opportunities for our students, meaning there will always be new and different options available! 

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2023 has been a fantastic year for WaterBear, but what’s in store for 2024? Expect more work and performance opportunities, more masterclasses with music professionals, a lot more gigs, and industry-leading tuition across our city-wide campuses in Brighton and Sheffield and online. All of this, plus our guaranteed small class sizes and 1:1 mentoring to ensure your education is tailored and relevant to your career in music. See you again soon, for what could be the best year of WaterBear yet! 

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- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

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WaterBear Education Ltd, Hanover House,
118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1143 992720

Why We're WaterBear...

- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

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