Festival Jobs and Work
You can gain free entrance to the summers' best festivals by volunteering with Hotbox Events or joining our festival staff team!
Hotbox Events works closely with festival organisers; recruiting and managing festival staff and volunteers for UK festivals including the Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Latitude Festival.
Our festival staff and volunteers play a big part in creating a good atmosphere and helping the festival goers to get the most out of their festival experience. By joining the Hotbox Events team you can help continue to achieve this!
Applying to work at festivals as a volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to gain experience in the festival industry and enables you to add valuable skills to your CV, make festival contacts and most importantly see if festival work is right for you! Many of our festival volunteers progress to join us in staff positions once they have gained some experience working at festivals.
Applying to volunteer at a festival is also the best way to secure your position at a festival as we receive hundreds of applications each year for the limited number of festival jobs we have available at each festival.
You can find out more about applying to volunteer to work at festivals on our apply page.
Jobs and work as part of our festival staff team
When working onsite at a festival we employ a team of between 20 and 50 festival staff.
Our festival staff jobs include:
- Festival Site Managers
- Festival Project Managers
- Festival Staff Supervisors
- Festival Arena Supervisors
- Festival Campsite Zone Supervisors
- Festival Office Managers
- Festival Multi-Agency Communications Control Staff
- Festival Golf Buggy Drivers
- Festival 4x4 Drivers
- Festival Minibus Drivers
If you're not interested in volunteering and only wish to be considered for a role as part of our paid festival staff team please email us. A member of our festival jobs recruitment team will then get in touch and request that you send through your CV showing details of your previous experience and any relevant qualifications.
When recruiting festival staff we look for relevant festival or event experience - this doesn't necessarily need to have been with us but if you have volunteered with Hotbox Events at a festival or event in the past this will help with your application.
When we begin the festival staff recruitment process for the year - usually a month or so after we start recruiting volunteers - we'll be in touch. Those shortlisted will need to be available for an interview either over the phone or face-to-face.
Our festival staff jobs are always advertised on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social networks.
Carole and Steve (Chartered Surveyor and a Parish Clerk RFO)
After being festival goers for a number of years, now the family has grown up and we have a little more time on our hands we decided to extend the festival experience by volunteering for a week at Latitude 2014 as CATs! We did not really know what we had let ourselves in for but we were so glad we did because our fellow CATs, supervisors and festival goers were absolutely lovely and great fun. It was so nice to see the relieved smiles on people's faces when we helped them to put up their tents they bought the day before! The festival goers we assisted and chatted to, made a point of coming up to us later in the festival (when we were off duty) to say thank you again and for a chat which was so nice. Latitude Festival was amazing as usual but what made it special was flashing our crew wristbands to get in and out of the arena so quickly, it really made us feel important (is that sad?). The mixture of age and enthusiasm of our fellow volunteers and staff just helped make the festival experience so fab - we wished we had done this years ago and we are definitely coming back in 2015!