Join the C team

We're looking for

The C venues Edinburgh summer volunteer programme offers people with an interest in the arts and the creative industries the opportunity to experience the independent arts at Edinburgh’s summer festivals as a volunteer, to meet new people and to gain new skills.

The right team

Edinburgh’s reputation as a place to find new work and new talent relies heavily on those who organise it and welcome performers and production companies from all over the world. Having the right team on board is essential to the smooth running of our venues and to the success of our corner of the Festival. Whether you’re looking for hands-on experience or have skills you’d like to put into practice, if you want to be part of the largest arts event on the planet we’d like to hear from you.

Opportunities available

Our volunteer festival team covers all areas of our operation, from box office and front of house to technical and stage management. We also have opportunities in administration, marketing, events, client services, arts industry services and IT.

The benefits of taking part

Being part of a venue team can offer benefits for those interested in starting or developing a career in the creative industries. These include personal development, training and skills, practical experience in a professional festival/arts environment and networking opportunities. The programme offers hands-on experience and peer to peer learning, and we are happy to arrange mentorships and specialist training for those interested in career development.

Who are we?

C venues seeks to present the very best independent, new and dynamic work. Our curated season, encompassing drama, musicals, music, dance, comedy, cabaret, circus and visual and performance art, is one of the key alternative, independent international programmes running during Edinburgh’s summer festivals. Over 100 events take place in our theatres, foyers and exhibition spaces and digital space, created by more than 1,000 participants. We are Edinburgh’s leading venue for inter-disciplinary, found space, immersive and site-specific performance. International work forms a key part of our programme.

What do we do?

Edinburgh’s summer festivals take place in July and August each year. From mid July we construct our performance spaces and venues from scratch, in empty halls and function rooms. The shows arrive for rehearsal over four days, 24 hours a day. From late July we open the venues for performances for four weeks. Every day up to 10 different works may be shown in each of our spaces, and over the festivals more than 100,000 audience members may pass through our doors. After the festivals we dismantle our spaces and venues, leaving the buildings as we found them until the next year.

What next?

Please browse the rest of this information this section of the site. If you think that you could fit the bill then please fill in and send us a C venues volunteer team application form.