Thank you for your interest in joining the Festival Team. We have roles available for Volunteer Stewards and also paid Venue Managers.

Come and join us. Meet new people, get involved, have fun and be part of something special. As a volunteer you will have opportunities to see Festival events for free.

Please fill in our Online Form to register your interest. We will contact you as soon as we can. If for any reason you cannot fill in the online form please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Volunteer Stewards are vital to the smooth running of the festival, helping to welcome visitors and assist with events.


  • Atttend a festival briefing in early February.
  • Meet and greet speakers.
  • Help on the bookstall; help manage the book signing queue.
  • Help with refreshments.
  • Take tickets on the door; manage the queue; show people to seats; manage the roving mic for audience questions.
  • Rearrange seating configurations when required.
  • Check stage is set up correctly and provide on-stage refreshments for speakers.
  • Check the Green Room / seating areas in the venue are clean and tidy.
  • Keep events strictly to allocated times.

Our Venue Managers are paid temporary members of the team.


  • Atttend a festival briefing in early February.
  • Meet and greet speakers.
  • Be familiar with the festival programme, facilities at the venue, access to other venues.
  • Brief the stewards on event specifics at the venue such as looking after speakers, stage set-up, doors open / late arrivals, managing the queue, seating arrangements & reserved seating, accessibility needs, audience flow through the venue and book signing, keeping the venue clean and tidy.
  • Ensure the audience is seated prior to the event and that the venue is clear ahead of the next one.
  • Troubleshooting.

Venue Manager Rate: £12.50 per hour

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