Meet The Team

The Concerts team is made up of the Music Programme producer, Creative Marketing & Communications Lead, and eight interns from the University. Our interns are recruited through the CAADS Scheme, learning crucial skills during their placements.

Nick Potter
Music Programme Producer

Nick’s background is in the creative sector in Sheffield – encompassing venue management, music, Public Engagement and more. Originally moving to Sheffield in 2009 to study History at the University, Nick spent his spare time getting involved in student-run music events, and never looked back.

After an internship at The Faculty of Arts & Humanities on the In The City festival, Nick went on to do an MA in Public Humanities, later working for the City & Cultural Engagement Office. He briefly moved away from the University to run The Abbeydale Picture House, a 350 seater Grade 2 listed Art-Nouveau cinema and event space. In 2019, prior to taking on his current role, he worked on Sensoria Festival and Algomech Festival alongside freelance positions. In his spare time he is heavily involved in Sheffield’s grassroots music community and co-hosts a regular contemporary experimental radio show on Sheffield Live.

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Marketing & Audience Development Officer – Maisie Burn

Maisie has worked in communications in arts venues across South Yorkshire for the last 6 years, including Sheffield Theatres, Showroom Workstation and Cast in Doncaster. With a passion for the arts, accessibility and audiences, she loves to shout about these things from the rooftops, so arts marketing was a natural and easy career for her to pursue. Originally from a small town in the North East of England, Sheffield has now been her home for the last 13 years.

Maisie’s passions lie in experiencing live performances of any genre, but theatre has always had a special place in her heart. If she’s not in an auditorium, she can be found chasing her toddler somewhere in the outdoors and fully appreciating the Peak District on her doorstep. She also loves to cook, has an unhealthy obsession for stripy t shirts and has 3 cats with very intense personalities.


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Concerts Administration Officer – Zak Michaud

Zak is a bassist and producer working within Sheffield. After completing an undergraduate and masters degree in Music at The University of Sheffield, he has gone on to work with a number of artists in his career playing gigs and recording across the country.

He is very excited to be a part of the Performance Venues team and hope to gain a lot of experience in what goes into running events, putting together a successful programme and ensuring everyone has a great time experiencing live music.

Marketing & Digital Media Officer – Lydia Bourne

Lydia is from Warwickshire and is currently in her third year studying English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. She has a passion for live music and loves going to gigs in her free time. She also really enjoys photography and tries to take photos as often as she can when she is not busy studying.

After having completed some work experience in social media and marketing over the past few years, Lydia is really excited for the Digital Media Officer role which will help her to apply and develop her current skills but also allow her to gain some new and fun experiences!

Audience Development Officer – Emily Head

Emily is a 2nd year Music BMus student at the University of Sheffield with a passion for live music and gigs. She is originally from Liverpool, which is known for its vibrant music scene. She is a classical singer but studies much more than just performance, including musicology and music psychology.

After spending her first year at university as a Concert Assistant with the concerts team, Emily would like to gain further experience in live music management, and the Audience Development role will help her to do this!

International Student Liaison – Zhongyi Wang

Concerts Assistants

The Autumn 2022 Concerts Assistants are:

Gertruda Briedyte

Poppy Hutchinson

Louise Smith

Abbie Broughton