C venues require team members for the Edinburgh Fringe
We're Looking For
C venues is seeking freelance team members for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people interested in working to help us create our most exciting and successful Festival to date.
The Right Team
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. We are looking for people with a keen interest in theatre, from students to professionals. Whether you're looking for experience or already have skills in box office, technical and stage management, IT, administration or marketing, if you want to be part of the largest arts event on the planet we'd like to hear from you.
It's Hard Work But It's Fun!
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a lot of fun and a lot of hard work: the more you put in, the more you will get out of it. The Fringe's reputation as a breeding ground for new work and new talent relies heavily on those who organise it and welcome performers and production companies from all over the world. Being part of the Festival is a large commitment and extremely rewarding. So if you fancy being part of a team dedicated to providing an efficient, competent and above all, professional service to our visiting companies, then read on!
Who Are We?
C venues seek to present the very best independent, new and dynamic work at the Fringe. International work forms a key part of our programme. We are Edinburgh’s leading venue for found space, immersive and site-specific performance. Our curated season, encompassing drama, musicals, music, dance, comedy, cabaret, circus and visual and performance art, makes us one of the largest single programmes on the Fringe, with over 200 events taking place in our theatres, foyers and exhibition spaces, created by more than 2,000 participants from more than 150 companies.
What Do We Do?
Being part of C means meeting and working with a huge variety of artists from different backgrounds and in different fields. First we construct our theatres from scratch in a week, in empty halls and function rooms. Next we rehearse over 150 different works over four days, 24 hours a day. We then open for performances for four weeks: every day on average 10 different works will be performed in each theatre, and over the Festival more than 200,000 audience members will pass through our doors. Afterwards we dismantle everything, leaving our venues as we found them until the next year's Festival.
What You'll Get Out It
C venues is an un-funded not for profit organisation, and we engage our team members on a semi-voluntary basis. Accommodation is provided in shared flats in Edinburgh and we pay a minimal freelance fee to help cover living expenses. It's hard work but you'll get to see lots of shows (all ours are free to staff), meet lots of people and have lots of fun!
We may need you to be available in Edinburgh from as early as Monday 17, Wednesday 19, or Sunday 23 July (depending on the position you are placed in) until Friday 1 September. If you are interested in marketing, administration or management, we may also need you to be available in London for some of May, June, July or September.
If you think that you could fit the bill then please fill in and send us a C venues team application form.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call +44 (0)845 260 1020, or write to us at C venues team applications, 5 Alexandra Mansions, Chichele Road, London NW2 3AS