Jobs at the Book Festival

Vacancies

Development Assistant 2019

Contract: Temporary, full time, 4 July to 6 September 2019

Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour, paid weekly in arrears by bank transfer (plus holiday pay).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a wide range of events at one of the biggest book festivals in the world. This role is focused on sponsorship delivery which offers priceless fundraising experience in a unique festival environment.  

Closing date: Thursday 30 May, 5pm

Interviews: week commencing Monday 10 June

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Author AV Assistant 2019

Contract: Full time, fixed term, 17 June to 27 August 2019

Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour, paid weekly in arrears by bank transfer (plus holiday pay).

This is a fantastic chance to join the Programme team, work with the Technical team and liaise with authors to ensure the right thing happens on the screen behind all of our events.

Closing date: Thursday 30 May, 5pm

Interviews: week commencing Monday 3 June

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Spiegeltent Supervisor 2019

Contract: Fixed term, 1 to 27 August 2019

Rate of pay: £11.25 per hour, paid weekly in arrears by bank transfer (plus holiday pay).

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop their skills in front of house or venue management. The role is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the front of house operations in our beautiful Spiegeltent, liaising with artists, tech team and catering staff to make sure the doors open on time.

Closing date: Monday 3 June, 5pm

Interviews: week commencing Monday 10 June

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Information about temporary Festival staff recruitment

We employ over one hundred dedicated and enthusiastic temporary staff each year including short-term staff during August and longer term staff from April/May to September. We expect hard work, commitment, an interest in the arts and a positive, enthusiastic attitude. In return you get a fantastic learning experience that is loads of fun and the opportunity to make valuable contacts. Additional perks include discounted books and access to some of the world's greatest author events. Because of the huge number of applications we receive, and the relative shortness of the contracts, relevant experience is a must.

Please be aware that:

  • We are unable to contribute to accommodation, living and travel expenses.
  • We do not appoint without interview.
  • All candidates will be asked to show evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK if selected for interview.
  • We do not accept speculative applications for positions which are not listed on this page.
  • We do not offer work experience, internships or volunteering opportunities.
 
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