Job Description


For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. The International Festival presents a programme featuring the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

The Edinburgh International Festival is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We believe that an inclusive culture is the foundation for a successful workplace, and we strive to grow our diverse representation across our staff, our artists, and our audiences.

We actively encourage applications from currently under-represented groups. We have identified ethnic minority backgrounds, and disabilities as the key areas we would like to focus our recruitment efforts in.

The Edinburgh International Festival Production Casual crew recruitment pool

The Edinburgh International Festival is welcoming expressions of interest to join our Production Casual crew recruitment pool in all areas of:

  • AV
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Stage & Carpentry
  • Wardrobe, Wigs, Hair and Make-up

We are building a team to help us deliver this unparalleled celebration of the performing arts, which brings some of the most exciting and creative artists working today, to audiences from around the world. Our dedicated, expert technicians work across the city’s venues delivering quality technical support to our visiting companies, which has become synonymous with the International Festival.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

We are keen to hear from highly skilled individuals who have experience of festivals, national and international touring productions, dance, and live music. With extensive knowledge in their field and practical experience of delivering productions. Dynamic problem solvers with great communication skills and ability to contribute effectively to a team. We encourage candidates from broad and diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we would also welcome applications from those with prior knowledge and experience of the Edinburgh International Festival.

How to apply

Please submit your details by visiting be added to the pool, please note that The Edinburgh International Festival will only recruit for our seasonal technical roles from the pool.

If your skills and experience meet our requirements, candidates will be contacted regarding available opportunities for the Edinburgh International Festival 2024. This will be on a rolling basis at our earliest opportunity.

The Festival runs for three weeks in August (2 – 25 August), the closing date for these roles is Sunday 25 August at 9am.

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.
Registered charity number SC004694.

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