Current Job Vacancies

Following an internal promotion, a unique opportunity to join the Harrogate International Festivals team has arisen to coordinate and deliver the Harrogate International Sunday Series, Harrogate Music Festival and HIF+ projects.

Music & Education Coordinator

Salary: £15,000 – £18,000 dependent on experience

We are looking for a motivated, flexible and organised coordinator who will support the Music & Education Manager on the preparation and delivery of the Festival’s varied portfolio of annual music events and education projects.

The role requires an enthusiastic, self-motivated and practical individual, with exceptional time management and people skills, who will work well as part of a closely-knit team.

Download the Job Description here.

  • This full-time role will be extremely demanding and will include evening and weekend work.
  • You will require a current full driving license and access to an appropriately insured vehicle.

Deadline for applications is Friday 20th October.

To apply, please download and complete the Application Form and send it with your current CV and a cover letter which outlines your suitability, why you wish to work at Harrogate International Festivals and any other supporting information you feel relevant.

You can submit your application by post or email to: Charlotte Woods, Harrogate International Festivals, 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB or email

Volunteering Opportunites

Gain experience go behind the scenes and support the Festivals… become a Festival Volunteer!

Volunteering is a fun way to be part of major cultural events and make new friends. Whether you have skills you can offer, or want to learn new ones – from retirees to students – anyone can get involved!

Harrogate International Festivals relies on enthusiastic and hardworking teams of volunteers to deliver its acclaimed programme. People of all ages, interests, backgrounds and walks of life generously give their time to help us make these festivals possible.

Volunteering is a great way to gain behind-the-scenes insights into how the Festivals work, have the opportunity to attend fantastic events and support your local community and a local charity.

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

We are always recruiting new volunteers to help with the smooth running of our world-class Festival programmes. We offer lots of different opportunities including: stewarding, office administration and distribution of marketing materials. If you are interested in joining our ranks of fantastic volunteers or would like more information on what volunteering for Harrogate International Festivals involves, then please contact the Festival office on 01423 562 303 or email

Work Placements

In addition to year-round volunteering, Harrogate International Festivals also offers opportunities to gain valuable experience of working in an arts and events setting through our Events Assistants Placements and Work Experience Programmes. These provide a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of roles and tasks involved in running a nationally renowned multi-arts festival. Placements offer valuable professional experience for those interested in developing a career in event management, arts administration, leisure and tourism, entertainment management and hospitality.