Become a Festival Assistant in 2023

HIF Team celebrate at the Spiegeltent 2022

Gain experience, go behind the scenes and support the Festivals

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the team throughout the summer,  to help run our exciting Festivals programme, providing 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.

In Summer 2023 we are looking for individuals to join the Events Team from Monday 26th June – Sunday 30th July. Within this placement you will help us to deliver Harrogate Music Festival, which runs throughout the month of July, and our renowned Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, as well as series of other exciting events.  Candidates should demonstrate an enthusiasm and interest in the arts, as well as event management and marketing.

All placements are full-time, (6 days per week during July). We do prefer placements for the duration but are able to afford flexibility for the right candidate.

In return for volunteers’ hard work, accommodation is provided, as is a small contribution towards living costs. You will also receive a free Harrogate International Festivals T-shirt to wear during the festival and to keep. And of course, the opportunity to get behind the scenes at a famous festival with the chance to see great events for free!

For full details of the role, please click here.

Applications for the Festival Assistant role are now open. To apply, please email your CV along with a covering letter, outlining your interest in the role, to

If you have any questions or queries regarding the role please email or call us on 01423 562303.