Every year festival organisers need thousands of staff to help make their events a success. Festivals provide some of the best seasonal temporary work that you will find anywhere allowing you enjoy live music whilst providing an excellent opportunity to earn money at the same time.
Specialist positions in event management, for example sound, lighting and staging are filled by experienced crews who return year on year to festivals. However some work placement positions are usually available – remember working at any festival is about gaining experience!
The range of seasonal jobs available at festival sites are incredibly varied including stewards, bar workers, litter pickers and camp wardens, however don’t expect to be paid a fortune. Many positions are also voluntary when stewards work for their tickets to the festival; a great way to enjoy the fun and secure a safe place to camp.
Festival jobs can involve longs hours but the positions are often interesting and rewarding as well as being great fun! But, plan early to beat the competition and increase your chance of being accepted. Contact festival organisers directly, search for event contractors and sell yourself as being friendly, reliable and physically fit as the work involves being on your feet for much of the time.