This is a challenging, fast-paced role at the heart of the Festival operation, ideally suited to an experienced, energetic Front of House Manager with excellent customer service skills and the ability to think on their feet. Effective management of a large team of temporary staff is crucial. The Front of House team comprises of the Manager, Supervisors and around forty Assistants. With over 250,000 visitors annually, effective care of our audience is vital to the success of the Festival; the Front of House team play a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of events on site and the safety and comfort of all visitors. The ideal candidate would be available for additional days in advance of the start date during May to be agreed with the Audience Services Manager, to assist with recruitment and planning. Full time, fixed term contract: 6 July until 9 September 2020 (there is the option for a longer contract if desired). £13.10 per hour, paid weekly in arrears by bank transfer (plus holiday pay).
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.