Vacancies

  • Authors' Yurt Manager
    Apply before 12:00pm on Wednesday, 8th June 2022

    We are looking for experienced and passionate events professionals to manage our Authors’ Yurt at Edinburgh College of Art in August. The Authors’ Yurt Managers play a vital role in ensuring all our Authors receive a warm welcome and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere during their time at the Festival. You will manage a team of Author Hospitality Assistants, handle author queries and complaints and liaise with the Programme Team to ensure efficient delivery of the Festival. We are looking for people with outstanding customer service and communication skills and confidence when dealing with the public and guests. You will have experience of managing a team and hospitality offer as well as an enthusiastic personality and a flexible, positive attitude. This is a great opportunity to play a crucial role in making this year’s festival events a success!

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  • Author Hospitality Assistant
    Apply before 12:00pm on Tuesday, 31st May 2022

    We are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working people to work in our Authors’ Yurt at Edinburgh College of Art in August. The Author Hospitality Assistants play a vital role in ensuring all our Authors receive a warm welcome and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere during their time at the Festival. You will greet authors on their arrival to site, maintain the hospitality offer in the Yurt, ensuring it is kept clean, tidy and well stocked at all times. We are looking for people with outstanding customer service and communication skills and confidence when dealing with the public and guests. You will have high standards of presentation, commitment and responsibility; an enthusiastic personality and a flexible, positive attitude. This is a great opportunity to learn how a world-renowned festival is delivered and play a crucial role in making this year’s festival events a success!

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  • Bookseller
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 29th May 2022

    Temporary contract: 8 August - 2 September 2022. Rate of pay £9.90 per hour (plus holiday pay).

    We are looking for hardworking enthusiastic people with a passion for books to work in our festival bookshop at the Edinburgh College of Art this summer. These roles are suitable for individuals with experience of working within a busy retail environment. Excellent customer service skills and an ability to work as part of a team are essential.

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  • Booksales Supervisor
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 29th May 2022

    Temporary contract: 8 August - 2 September 2022. Rate of pay £11.46 per hour (plus holiday pay).

    We are looking for enthusiastic customer focused individuals to assist with the running of our festival bookshop and signing venues in August. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates with proven experience of working in a busy retail environment to develop their supervisory and skills. An aptitude for delivering excellent customer service and the ability to communicate well across teams are essential.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.

Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 'Meet the Author' events. Today, the Festival programmes over 800 events, which are enjoyed by people of all ages.

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