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 present a programme featuring 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 are collecting data to measure the effectiveness of our recruitment methods, to ensure that they are fair. We strive to ensure our opportunities are accessible to people from all backgrounds. 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 core crew recruitment pool

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

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

We want you 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 crew work across the city’s venues delivering quality technical support to our visiting companies, which has become synonymous with the Edinburgh 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 in 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.

Pay Rates

Pre-festival weekly rate - £694.37 - £830.59

Festival weekly rate - £833.24 - £996.71

Rates paid will be dependent on level of experience.

How to apply

Apply by clicking the button below and submitting your details for the correct role. 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 (2nd Aug - 25th Aug 2024), we would expect all individuals to commit to being available throughout this period as well as a week either side for build and break.

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Registered charity number SC004694

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