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.

Ice creams in the sun on Hay Festival site

Seasonal jobs

In the run up to each year's Festival we advertise for short-term staff to fill various roles on site. These include site crew to assist with the build, maintenance and deconstruction of the site; box office staff; a Front of House team; and catering staff to work directly with the food and drink concessions on site. If you are interested in working at the 2020 Hay Festival, please check back here from autumn 2019.

Stewarding

Each year a large team of volunteer stewards help to keep the Festival running like clockwork. Many return year after year, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Apply to steward at Hay Festival 2020.