Working at Hay Festival

The festival is put together by hundreds of people coming together to build the site, produce the show, welcome our guests and spread the word. If you'd like to be part of it all, please join in.

Staff jobs are advertised here and promoted through social and employment media channels.

Hay Festival Wales runs from 24 May–3 June 2018.

Coffee Cart are recruiting staff for Hay Festival 2018

Coffee Cart are hiring Baristas and Team Members for their pop-ups at Hay Festival and/or other shows and festivals. They are looking for bright, bubbly individuals with superior customer service and stamina under pressure.

Full training given, excellent rates of pay, free food and accommodation, and friends for life! If you feel you have what they're looking for please email your CV to Due to licensed bar responsibilities, applicants must be 18+ years.

Help as a steward

All the events at Hay Festival Wales are stewarded by teams of between four and ten. The main job is to make sure the audiences are safe and happy before, during, and after each event.

Stewards work shifts of three to four hours. It’s voluntary but fun and you’ll make lots of good friends.

We now have all the stewards we need for Hay Festival 2018, but if you're interested in helping out, please consider stewarding at the festival in 2019. You will be able to register your interest and availability here from January 2019.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please email Jan, our Deputy Head Steward.