Production core crew recruitment pool


Closing Date 1 July 2024

Fixed Term

About Us

Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival has existed to promote the exchange of ideas and deepen understanding between cultures through an unparalleled global celebration of exceptional performing arts. We are the original festival and bring some of the most exciting and creative artists working today to audiences from around the world.

Each August, we present the finest and most original performers and ensembles from the worlds of opera, music, dance and theatre over three weeks in venues across the city of Edinburgh. Throughout the rest of the year, we devise bespoke experiences to inspire our audiences and communities, to unlock their creativity and cultural curiosity. Our vision is simple: to provide the deepest experience of the highest quality art for the broadest possible audience.

About the Role

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.

How to Apply

  • Apply: by submitting your details for the correct role HERE. Please note that the Edinburgh International Festival will only recruit for our seasonal technical roles from the pool.
  • Deadline: 5pm on Monday 1st July
  • 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 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. 

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

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