The Big Music Project has part-funded several music industry internships and we are aiming to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people from across the country who want to get into the music business. We’re sitting down with each of our interns to find out how they’re getting on! Here’s Myriam from GMAC Film.
Hi Myriam! How long have you been in your role for now?
I have been here for nearly 3 months now!
Okay, awesome! So what’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?
Well I turn on my computer, check my emails and go through my to-do list. I check all the rooms are in order for any events that have been on the night before or are going to be on that day.
So what exactly are your day-to-day tasks?
Day-to-day my tasks vary. Some days I’ll be organising a room booking or be testing projections for screenings. On other days I will be adding things to our website and social media. I liaise with the managers to help them in any projects they are doing and assist with whatever they need done – whether that be collating evaluation material or balancing petty cash tins.
What’s your favourite thing you do each day?
Handle room bookings! We get some really exciting people come in to use our spaces and it’s cool to see it come from an enquiry to a packed event.
That is quite exciting to see! Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like about it?
I’m currently managing the monthly short film event GMAC Film run to support local, independent filmmakers, so writing copy for that and receiving submissions has been really cool!
What kind of challenges do you face day-to-day?
Prioritising tasks can be really difficult as it can get really hectic in the GMAC office, but that’s the only thing.
What have you learnt about the world of work?
Making good impressions on people is really important. In the GMAC Film offices, we work with all sorts of people in the Scottish Film and Television Industry so a good impression is really important in dealing with everyone as you may end up working with them one day.
Ah I see! So Myriam, what advise would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?
Don’t be afraid to look in an area that you might not have considered before because you could be surprised by how much you learn. Stay looking too because it’s easy to get disheartened!
Good advise! What do you want to do next?
Hopefully, I’ll be staying on at GMAC Film for another three months, and working on a couple of projects with them which I am really excited about.
Good job! In an ideal world, where will you be in five years time?
Hopefully still writing and either pursuing that full-time or working in production.
Thanks Myriam and good luck!