Join our paid festival staff team this summer!

Join our paid festival staff team this summer!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Applications are now open to join our paid event staff team at 2023 festivals! ğŸŽ‰

We're looking for positive, friendly people to join us as Zone Supervisors this summer. You'll be leading a team of up to 20 volunteers in your zone, making sure all our volunteers are having the best experience possible on shift and working closely with other onsite agencies to make sure the festival's ticketholders are having a safe and enjoyable time. 🙌

We have a handful of Zone Supervisor spots available on the 'Late Shift' (16:00 - 01:00) or 'Night Shift' (00:00 - 09:00) at Download, Reading and Leeds. Our Zone Supervisors are required to arrive onsite on the Tuesday and will work the same shift every day from Wednesday - Monday. These are paid positions, and you'll also receive two meal vouchers per shift to use at crew catering (gross wage £528.75 per festival, or £592.57 including holiday pay for those on PAYE).

If you fancy joining us in our onsite office or in event control, we have a couple of these positions available so please get in touch! ğŸŽ†

Whether you've got bucketloads of experience and are looking to get stuck into a new challenge, or you've volunteered with us before and want to take on a more senior role, this is your opportunity! Due to their experience and contacts gained working with Hotbox Events, many of our staff have move on to work for major companies in the live event industry like Festival Republic and Live Nation, so joining us in a staff role this summer is a great way to gain an insight into how large-scale events are run and open doors for a career in the festival industry! ğŸŽª

Lots of our event staff work multiple events with us each summer, and then return year after year – you'll meet staff at events this year who started out with us back in 2003! Our staff team is a great community which we're endlessly proud of and is super welcoming to new team members – you'll never be short of someone to go and see a band with before your shift! ğŸŽ¶

If you'd like to join us for the best summer job ever, can stay calm under pressure, know how to support a team, and want to play a key part in helping some of the best festivals in the world happen, drop an email to and we'll be in touch with a staff application form! 😊

If you don't fancy taking on a staff position this year but still want to get involved, you can still apply to volunteer! We currently have spaces available for all of this year's festivals but be quick, Download Festival in June is 95% full so applications will be closing soon! 🚨


If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about, the easiest way is to...

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If you would like to chat with others who have joined us before head to our Facebook Group and Forum

On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning staff and volunteers chatting about what it is like to join us at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about working at festivals and making new friends!


If you have not joined us at a festival before and are wondering what it is like, check out some of our staff and volunteer interviews!

In the interviews you will get to hear from those who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they felt they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like working solo for the first time, taking on more responsibility year on year, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with career progression away from festivals!


Another way to see what joining us is like is to check out some of our festival photos!

In our festival photo galleries, you will find thousands of photos covering our festival history over the past twenty years!

Going Solo

It's totally normal to be anxious before coming to a festival, particularly if you're coming solo! We get hundreds of messages every year from people wanting to join us but nervous about doing it, so we promise you're not alone! We're a very friendly bunch so if there's anything we can do to reduce your anxiety please get in touch! Try joining our Facebook Group to make friends with others before the festival - there are even a few WhatsApp groups that have been set up too!


If you have specific questions about joining us at festivals try our festival FAQs!

Our festival FAQs are regularly updated and packed full of answers to the questions we are usually asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about working at festivals.


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You can reach our office by phone on the numbers below...

Tel: 01252849600 (UK) select option 2 for Hotbox Events

Tel: +441252849600 (International) select option 2 for Hotbox Events

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