Jobs at the Book Festival



Full time, permanent

Rate of pay: £19,000 per annum + 5% pension contribution and 28 days annual leave (incl. public holidays)

Reporting to the Head of Operations & Finance and working closely with the External Affairs Officer, the Administrator will contribute to the smooth running of a busy festival office and provide vital administrative support to the whole team throughout the year, acting as first point of contact and maintaining a professional, welcoming approach to all visitors to the office. This is a varied role with a broad range of responsibilities at different points in the Festival calendar and is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in the arts and a passion for developing and maintaining effective office and administrative systems. 

Closing date: Wednesday 5 December, 17:00

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 10 December

How to apply for Administrator position
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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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