Event Jobs and Work
If you're looking for event jobs working at some of the UK's biggest events you can apply to join our event team!
Hotbox Events recruits and manages event staff and volunteers for some of the UK's largest events.
Our event staff and volunteers play a big part in creating a good atmosphere and helping the event goers to get the most out of their events. By joining the Hotbox Events team you can help us to continue to achieve this!
Applying to work at events
The easiest way to get involved with event work is to start by volunteering. Volunteering at events allows you to gain experience, make event contacts, and most importantly see if event work is right for you! As long as you're over 18 years old by the start of the events you're interested in, you can apply to join us. Many of our event volunteers progress to join us in staff positions once they have gained some experience working at events.
Applying to volunteer at an event is also the best way to secure your position with us, every year we receive hundreds of applications for the limited number of event jobs we have available.
You can find out more about applying to volunteer with us on our apply page.
Event jobs and work with our event staff team
When working onsite at an event we employ a team of between 30 and 50 event staff.
Our event jobs include:
- Event Site Managers
- Event Project Managers
- Event Staff Supervisors
- Event Arena Supervisors
- Event Campsite Zone Supervisors
- Event Office Managers
- Event Multi-Agency Communications Control Staff
- Event Buggy Drivers
- Event 4x4 Drivers
- Event Minibus Drivers
If you're not interested in joining us as a volunteer and only wish to show your interest in working with us as part of our paid event staff team please, email us via our contact page.
To apply for a paid event staff role, we will need to see your CV showing details of your experience and any relevant qualifications. When we begin the event staff recruitment process for the season - usually a month or so after we start recruiting volunteers - if we have a vacancy that we feel you may be suitable for a member of our event recruitment team will get in touch.
Should you be shortlisted, you will need to be available for an interview either over the phone or face-to-face.
When recruiting event staff we look for relevant festival or event experience - this doesn't need to have been with us but if you have volunteered with Hotbox Events at an event in the past this will help with your application.
Gareth (Musical Director, Teacher and Broadcaster)
Reading 2012 was my first ever festival, both in attendance and volunteering and I really enjoyed it, it was a great experience. There was never a dull moment, whether it was helping arrivals to their campsite and putting up tents, while trying to avoid them blowing away! Or doing the graveyard shift; making sure all the campers were happy and using my training I had gained previously as a student welfare volunteer. The atmosphere was both friendly and electric. The Hotbox staff were always kind and accommodating and were there when you needed them. And it was FUN! I would definitely do Reading Festival next year!