23 November

Festival Assistants

VAULT Festival 2017 - Festival Assistant - Hands on festival and events experience and guidance in the arts world


VAULT Festival is looking for passionate individuals who are keen to gain hands-on experience in delivering complex live events, particularly in the arts industry.


This is a voluntary position for those aged 18+, perfect for those interested in pursuing a career in event management, festival production or arts management. The Festival Assistants would be with us from the first day of installing the festival (January 16th) to the last of the get out (March 10th), so they will get an incredibly detailed and comprehensive experience.


As part of the Festival Assistants programme, we will offer:

  • Access to a series of Festival Assistant workshops taking place throughout the duration of the festival with the Festival Directors, the festival team (including Front of House, Stage Manager, Tech, etc.) and other partners;

  • The opportunity to shadow one of our core team members, to gain an insight in a specific department;

  • Constructive personal feedback on their work. One-to-one sessions will be scheduled after the completion of ten shifts;

  • A Festival Pass which allows the Festival Assistants to see any show (if not sold out at close of doors) for free;

  • Travel and food expenses are covered.


Please visit www.vaultfestival.com/festival-assistant for the full role description and application form or email us on getinvolved@vaultfestival.com for any questions.


What is VAULT Festival?

VAULT Festival is a 6 week underground festival of theatre, music, art and comedy. The festival takes place in the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo Station from January 25th to March 5th 2017 and is open 5 days a week – Wednesdays to Sundays. Last year the festival hosted over 200 visiting companies and saw over 40,000 people through the doors. This is our fifth year and this is set to be the biggest and most exciting festival yet.