The Edinburgh International Festival Technical recruitment pool

Closing date:
9 April 2021


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.

We believe that being inclusive and diverse across all areas of our work helps us bring the best international festival to Edinburgh. 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 committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their backgrounds and life experience.’

The Edinburgh International Festival Technical recruitment pool

The Edinburgh International Festival is welcoming applications to our Technical recruitment pool in all areas of:

  • AV
  • Carpentry
  • Lighting
  • Stage crew
  • Stage Management
  • Sound
  • Wardrobe
  • Wigs and Make up

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 technicians with a can-do attitude, 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 national and international touring productions. 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.

How to apply

Please submit your details by visiting where you can submit an application. Please note that The Edinburgh International Festival will only recruit for our seasonal and temporary technical roles from the pool.

The deadline for submission to the pool is Friday 9th April 2021, successful candidates will be contacted regarding available opportunities for the Edinburgh International Festival 2021.

The festival runs for three weeks in August (7th Aug-29th Aug 2021) the festival 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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