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4 May 2022

We’re hiring – grab the chance to be part of one of Scotland’s best festivals

Six temporary jobs are available with Wigtown Book Festival – offering wonderful opportunities to be part of one of Scotland’s best loved events.

The roles suit all sorts of different talents and interests:

  • Operational Director (maternity cover) – a hugely important post at the very heart of the organisation that requires someone with plenty of experience in managing and supporting a small team.
  • Event Assistant (Children and Young People) – this is ideal for someone with an interest in arts administration, and a desire to help the festival achieve even more in its work to encourage young readers.
  • Event Assistant (Marketing and Administration) – an opportunity to help market the festival to existing and new audiences.
  • Box Office Supervisor – as far as the public goes, the Box Office Supervisor can very much be the face of the festival, and they will play a critical role in making it run smoothly.
  • Event Crew – It’s quite a challenge to get all the venues ready for the festival and then take everything back down again at the end. We need two people to help with this crucial work.

    Anne Barclay, Operational Director, said: “This year’s festival will be very special as it hopefully returns to being mainly in-person, with Wigtown welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the country and overseas.

    “It’s something that people love to be part of, so we are delighted to be able to offer a whole range of opportunities to join the festival’s small and dedicated team.

    “If you think it’s something that would suit you, take a look at the website and find out more – we’d love to hear from you.”