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Join Ilkley Literature Festival

Festival Assistant

Ilkley Literature Festival has a five day a week Festival Assistant post over the summer, which is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to work in arts administration, marketing or arts or events management.  Previous Fest Assistants have gone on to an exciting range of arts jobs including becoming the Festival’s own Administrator!

Click here for the full Festival Assistant job description and details of how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 25 May 2018

Interviews: w/c 4 June 2018

Stage Managers

We are looking for Stage Managers to keep the Festival running smoothly and to time and to provide Stage Management support for Festival Events from Friday 28 September – Sunday 14 October inclusive.

Click here for the full Stage Manager job description and details of how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 25 May 2018

Interviews: w/c 11 June 2018

Applications for 2018 Apprentice Poet in Residence are now open.

The Festival’s Apprentice Poet in Residence is an opportunity for an exceptional, emerging poet who is based in the Northern region and at the start of their career. As Apprentice Poet in Residence they will shadow this year’s Poet in Residence, Imtiaz Dharker. The apprentice will also spend time at Festival events and stage their own Fringe or other reading/event/workshop as appropriate.

Click here for the the full Apprentice Poet in Residence Brief and detail of how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 16 May 2018

Volunteer Stewards

During the Festival and in the run-up to October each year, the Festival Staff are helped by a small army of volunteers without whom the Festival wouldn’t be possible.

Find out about different roles and how to apply.