Vacancies

 

During the 2012 events season, over 500 students, staff and alumni seized the opportunity to volunteer with Leeds Met Partnerships.

You can find all current vacancies open to apply for, by event below. If you have decided the roles you want to apply for, click here to apply now.

Reading Opportunities

Work Incorpororated Learning Opportunities

An amazing opportunity to work behind the scenes at one of the UK’s award-winning festivals. Spend between one and five weeks with industry professionals, gaining a fantastic insight into the organisation of a major festival and making an important contribution to the event.

All positions will include working on-site at Latitude or Leeds Festival and will end with the festival. Exact working dates are to be confirmed.

The descriptions below are to help you decide which role you would like to apply for. They are intended to give an idea of what the role will involve, but are not a guaranteed or exhaustive list.

 

All students will have to supply a reference from their tutor as part of the application process.

Production Officer - 5 weeks onsite
You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after. You will be assisting the festival Production team with anything required onsite. Likely to be sorting and filing stage managers’ files and office files for site, processing all catering arrangements, chasing information, ensuring that artists riders are correct, completing important administrative tasks, ordering supplies as directed, answering telephone and radio messages and other tasks as delegated.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.
Licensing Officer - 5 weeks onsite
You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after. You will be assisting the festival Licencing team with anything that is required onsite.
Likely to be ensuring that stage times are adhered, ensuring food and drink licences are kept, age restrictions are followed and safety guidelines and legislation is adhered on the festival site. This job requires close co-operation with the emergency services, especially the police and ambulance units.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.
Health and Safety Officer - 5 weeks onsite
You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after. You will be assisting the Health and Safety team at the festival with anything that is required. Health and Safety at music festivals is paramount and you will likely to be ensuring that everything necessary is done to keep festival goers and staff safe whilst on the festival site.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

Hove Festival opportunities

Work Incorporated Learning

This is a very unique opportunity that is tailored to your previous experience or to help you gain experience within a certain area of the festival environment.

Stage Production Manager

Ensure smooth running of the stage to time schedule together with Stage Manager, oversee organisation of backstage area and stage crew, liaise with sound and lighting engineers, and stage security.

Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, communication, working well under pressure, time management. Some technical knowledge of stage setup would be an advantage.

Stage Crew

Organise backstage area and show bands where to put their instruments / equipment, help bands on and off stage if required. May have opportunity to assist sound and lighting engineers.

Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, attention to detail, people skills. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

Sponsorship

Working for festival republic, you will be introduced to all the major sponsors of hove festival. It will be your job to ensure their stalls and festival experiences are of a high standard. Likely to be reporting any problems sponsors may have, carrying out activities on behalf of sponsors, ensuring sufficient time and space is reserved for crowd related sponsorship activation and attending events to liaise and speak to sponsors.

Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, working well under pressure, reliability, flexibility, positive, able to use initiative and has problem solving approach.

Event Management

The Events Management intern will help to implement and deliver Hove Festival strategies and objectives. The Event Management intern will work closely with the Event manager to ensure the smooth running, efficient planning, and project management of the Hove Festival initiatives.

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, excellent organisation, be pro-active and show initiative, a willingness to learn and the ability to work well under pressure. Previous experience will be an advantage.

Artist Liaison Assistant

As Artist Liaison assistant, you will be doing a bit of everything: meeting and greeting, helping to put up artists’ tents and looking after them, running jobs, etc.

Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, working well under pressure, reliability, flexibility, positive, problem solving approach.

Photographer

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of taking photographs of the required bands which are asked to be covered. You will gain full access to the press pit and gain valuable experience on how press works at large festivals. This will include press access to most if not all of the stages at the festival, as well as access to the dedicated press area, where you will be working alongside some of the world’s biggest music magazine photographers. Your images if of a high standard may then also be used in the daily festival Hove magazine.

Skills and personal attributes: Proven photography skills (photos need to be a high standard), possession of high quality photography equipment, communication, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure.

Media Officer

The ideal candidate will be from a journalism/ English/Media course and have an interest in photography. They will own and be proficient with a DSLR camera as well as have experience of blogging/tweeting and updating Facebook fan pages. It would also be advantageous to own a smartphone on a data plan to update from various locations on site.

Duties include:

  • Writing and coordinating articles for the festival volunteering blog, documenting everything the student volunteers are getting up to;
  • Updating the facebook fan page with links to the blog and short status updates;
    Tweeting from various locations to give followers at the festival information of secret events and rumoured acts;
  • Taking photos of everything our students are doing. This should be predominantly from a reportage style and not be posed. The pictures need to be of a standard to be used alongside the blog posts as well as future university publications.

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage. Clear evidence/portfolio of previous experience with photography, photos need to be high quality and standard.

Decor (5 positions)

Decor volunteers will travel out a week before (23rd June) to Norway. Hove has a large number of areas that require hand painted sets. This includes all major signage, shop front signage, stage props and many more. It is essential that you are a positive, motivated, hardworking individual that can easily work in a team.

You will be working with Norwegian decor staff and it provides a great opportunity for you to meet various staff from across the festival and see the festival itself come together before the rest of the team arrive on the 30th June. The role involves designing and coming up with signage ideas then painting these ideas onto blank canvases. Décor interns will then assemble the signage in their specific location, ensuring that they look professional and fit with the festival’s theme.

This position is fun and ideal for people from an arts background; however it is open to anybody who is confident with a paint brush/roller.

Latitude Festival opportunities

HATs (Helpful Arena Team)

HAT team members will work in teams, spread around the festival arena. Volunteers will be a visible presence in the arena, assisting festival-goers with directions and information, and reporting on any problems - such as litter and facilities.

Working hours: Various shifts between 10am and 11pm – (in split shifts to be arranged)

HATs Manager

Oversee all HATs teams, be on-call for any problems, liaise with Leeds Met management staff and Festival Republic staff as appropriate.

HATs Team Leader (four positions)

Team leaders will be required to supervise a HATs team, including being on-call for any problems and liaise with HATs manager and Leeds Met management staff.

HATs Team Member (sixty positions)

Be a visible presence in the arena; assist festival-goers with directions and information, report on any problems – such as litter and facilities. You will be required to provide and wear your own fancy dress to fit with the nature of the festival.

Work Based Learning Opportunities

An amazing opportunity to work behind the scenes at one of the UK’s award-winning festivals. Spend between one and five weeks with industry professionals, gaining a fantastic insight into the organisation of a major festival and making an important contribution to the event.

All positions will include working on-site at Latitude or Leeds Festival and will end with the festival. Exact working dates are to be confirmed. Work Based Learning opportunities are voluntary but include free meals.

The descriptions below are to help you decide which role you would like to apply for. They are intended to give an idea of what the role will involve, but are not a guaranteed or exhaustive list. All students will have to supply a reference from their tutor as part of the application process.

Production Officer– 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after for close down. You will be assisting the festival Production Team with anything required onsite. Likely to be sorting and filing stage managers’ files and office files for site, processing all catering arrangements and vouchers, chasing information, ensuring that artists riders are correct, completing important administrative tasks, ordering supplies as directed, answering telephone and radio messages and other tasks as delegated.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Licensing Officer- 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after fro close down. You will be assisting the festival Licencing Team with anything that is required onsite.
Likely to be ensuring that stage times are adhered, ensuring food and drink licences are kept, age restrictions are followed and safety guidelines and legislation is adhered to on the festival site. This job requires close co-operation with the emergency services, especially the police and ambulance units.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Health and Safety Officer - 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after for close down. You will be assisting the Health and Safety team at the festival with anything that is required. Health and Safety at music festivals is paramount and you will likely to be ensuring that everything necessary is done to keep festival goers and staff safe whilst on the festival site.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Leeds Met Campsite Manager

Oversee the Leeds Met campsite, be on-call for any problems, liaise with Leeds Met management staff and Festival Republic staff as appropriate. Ensure that safety of Leeds Met students is kept. Enforce campsite timings, planning, meetings and emergency procedures to make it run effectively and efficiently. Previous management experience is desirable.
Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, working well under pressure, people skills, communication, planning, management.

 

Artists’ Campsite Assistant (2 positions available)

The artist camping area is in the main used by artists from the comedy, cabaret, theatre, music and film, poetry and literature tents. You will be assisting the artists’ campsite zone manager in monitoring the arrival and departure of artists, keeping vehicles and tents separate, toilet facilities stocked, and the backstage area clean and tidy. You may need to assist with artist liaison if necessary.

Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure. An interest in events and/or facilities management would be an advantage.

Performers’ Check In Assistant (2 positions)

Working with a team of staff from Festival Republic, you will be helping at the Performers’ Check In – greeting performers for the arts stages and wristbanding them when they first arrive on site. Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure.

Security Crime Mapping

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of assisting the police and surveillance team to document and report on incidents on the festival site. You will be situated in the surveillance office and will record and investigate disturbances, theft and injuries along with other incidents. You will get a unique view of a festival in this role and learn about the security and safety procedures on a festival site.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Arena Entrance Assistant Manager

Working for Festival Republic during the festival, your job will be to ensure effective practice at all festival arena entrances. You will communicate with all gate managers and licensing to ensure that the festival opening and closing times are correct. Likely to be giving staff briefings, completing necessary paperwork, ensuring safety of festival goers and ensuring all festival protocol is followed.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, administrative skills, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure. An interest in events and/or facilities management would be an advantage.

 

Media/PR Assistant

Working for Festival Republic, the ideal candidate will be from a journalism/ English/Media, with proven experience of blogging and tweeting. Jobs to include:

  • Assist with official photographer briefing and queries/requests;
  • General runner on site – with passes, journalists, film crews, photographers;
  • Help with initial merchandise count, as stock arrives;
  • Assist as point of liaison between media partners and Festival Production Team;
  • Be on call to deal with queries or requests as they arise;
  • Escorting guests/ presenters/ around the site;

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage.

Press Tent and Box Office Assistant (4 positions available)

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of assisting the marketing, press and PR team to ensure the day to day activities in the press tent run smoothly. You may also be needed to help out in the box office and with print and online advertising material. You will be situated primarily in the press tent and will ensure that journalists and photographers have everything that they need.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, organisation, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative. A media related course is desirable, but not essential.

 

Festival Republic Photographer

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of taking photographs of the required bands and which are asked to be covered. You will gain full access to the press pit and gain valuable experience on how press works at large festivals. This will include press access to all of the stages at the festival, as well as access to the dedicated press area, where you will be working alongside some of the UKs biggest music magazine photographers such as NME.
Skills and personal attributes: Proven photography skills (photos need to be a high standard), possession of high quality photography equipment, communication, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure.

 

Leeds Met Media Officer

Assisting the Leeds Met staff on-site media team the ideal candidate will be from a journalism/ English/Media course and have an interest in photography. They will have experience of blogging/tweeting and updating Facebook fan pages. It would also be advantageous to own a smartphone on a data plan to update from various locations on site.
Duties include:

  • Writing and coordinating articles for the festival volunteering blog, documenting everything the student volunteers are getting up to;
  • Updating the facebook fan page with links to the blog and short status updates;
  • Tweeting from various locations to give followers at the festival information of secret events and rumoured acts;

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage. Clear evidence/portfolio of previous experience with photography, photos need to be high quality and standard.

Leeds Met Photographer

Assisting the Leeds Met staff on-site media team, you will be helping to document the University’s involvement with the festival. This will include talking to volunteers about their experiences, scheduling and taking photographs and updating a blog. Owning and being proficient with a DSLR camera as well as have experience of blogging/tweeting and updating Facebook fan pages will put you at an advantage.

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage

Film Crew

The film crew will be given a brief to produce one or more short films at the festival. Filming will focus on the Lake Stage but also cover other volunteers at the festival and some general footage.

Working hours: Various - mostly days but may involve evening shift(s).

Director

Working to a given brief, oversee creative style and format of film and work with the rest of the crew to achieve this. Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, communication, people skills, experience of filmmaking.

Producer

Working to a given brief, take overall responsibility for the content of the film. Produce filming schedule, decide what to film and who to interview, and work with the rest of the crew to achieve this. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, communication, people skills, experience of filmmaking.

Camera Operator (two positions)

Operate the camera and film according to schedule. Help with logging of tapes. Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of operating camera equipment, a flexible approach.

Sound Engineer (two positions)

Take responsibility for the camera sound, and the output from the stage mixing desk.Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of sound recording (ideally sound for film), a flexible approach.

Researcher (two positions)

Investigate film locations on-site and report back, find interviewees and brief them before filming. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, people skills, creativity, initiative.

Editor

Log tapes and Work with director and producer to edit film (will be editing on-site and may need to finish after the festival). Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of editing film, working well under pressure, self-motivated, good time management.

Lake Stage Interns

The Lake Stage is run in association with BBC Introducing to give up-and-coming bands and solo musicians a chance to perform at a major UK festival. Performances are recorded and broadcast on BBC national and/or local radio.

Volunteers on the Lake Stage will work with a Stage Manager and crew employed by Festival Republic.

Working hours: Between 9am and 9pm (breaks to be arranged within team).

Stage Manager

Ensure smooth running of the stage to time schedule together with Production Manager, oversee bands' arrival and artist liaison, chase up any late bands and liaise with stage security.

Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, communication, working well under pressure, time management.

Production Manager

Ensure smooth running of the stage to time schedule together with Stage Manager, oversee organisation of backstage area and stage crew, liaise with sound and lighting engineers, and stage security. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, communication, working well under pressure, time management. Some technical knowledge of stage setup would be an advantage.

Artist Liaison (two positions)

Meet bands as they arrive and look after them, introduce bands to Stage Crew to show them where to put their instruments / equipment. Skills and personal attributes: Communication, working well under pressure, people skills. An interest in unsigned bands and new music would be an advantage.

Stage Crew (two positions)

Organise backstage area and show bands where to put their instruments / equipment, help bands on and off stage if required. May have opportunity to assist sound and lighting engineers. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, attention to detail, people skills. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

Leeds Festival Opportunities

HATs (Helpful Arena Team)

HAT team members will work in teams, spread around the festival arena. Volunteers will be a visible presence in the arena, assisting festival-goers with directions and information, and reporting on any problems - such as litter and facilities.

Working hours: Various shifts between 10am and 11pm - (in split shifts to be arranged).

HATs Manager (four positions)

Oversee all HATs teams, be on-call for any problems, liaise with Leeds Met management staff and Festival Republic staff as appropriate. Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, working well under pressure, people skills, communication.

HATs Team Leader (ten positions)

Work with and manage a team of 8, liaise with HATs managers and Leeds Met management staff as appropriate. Be a visible presence in the arena, assist festival-goers with directions and information, report on any problems - such as litter and facilities. Skills and personal attributes: Management, working well under pressure, people skills, communication.

HATs Team Member (80 positions)

Be a visible presence in the arena, assist festival-goers with directions and information, report on any problems - such as litter and facilities. Skills and personal attributes: People skills, communication, working well under pressure, positive attitude.

Work Incorporated Learning

An amazing opportunity to work behind the scenes at one of the UK’s award-winning festivals. Spend between one and five weeks with industry professionals, gaining a fantastic insight into the organisation of a major festival and making an important contribution to the event.

All positions will include working on-site at Latitude or Leeds Festival and will end with the festival. Exact working dates are to be confirmed.

The descriptions below are to help you decide which role you would like to apply for. They are intended to give an idea of what the role will involve, but are not a guaranteed or exhaustive list.

All students will have to supply a reference from their tutor as part of the application process.

Technical Production Assistant - 5 weeks including festival

Initially based at Festival Republic’s head office in London and then on-site assisting Production Manager with anything required. Likely to be preparing stage managers’ files and office files for site, chasing information, collating production riders, ordering supplies as directed, answering telephone and radio messages and other tasks as delegated. On site will be holding the fort for the Production Manager and doing site visits with the Production Manager to check the stages.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Production Officer - 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after for close down. You will be assisting the festival Production Team with anything required onsite. Likely to be sorting and filing stage managers’ files and office files for site, processing all catering arrangements and vouchers, chasing information, ensuring that artists riders are correct, completing important administrative tasks, ordering supplies as directed, answering telephone and radio messages and other tasks as delegated.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Licensing Officer – 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after fro close down. You will be assisting the festival Licencing Team with anything that is required onsite. Likely to be ensuring that stage times are adhered, ensuring food and drink licences are kept, age restrictions are followed and safety guidelines and legislation is adhered to on the festival site. This job requires close co-operation with the emergency services, especially the police and ambulance units.

 

Health and Safety Officer – 5 weeks onsite

You will be provided with accommodation at the festival site; 3 weeks before, 1 week during and 1 week after for close down. You will be assisting the Health and Safety team at the festival with anything that is required. Health and Safety at music festivals is paramount and you will likely to be ensuring that everything necessary is done to keep festival goers and staff safe whilst on the festival site.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Security Crime Mapping

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of assisting the police and surveillance team to document and report on and incidents on the festival site. You will be situated in the surveillance office and will record and then investigate disturbances, theft and injuries along with other incidents. You will get a unique view of a festival in this role and learn about the security and safety procedures on a festival site.
Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, good admin skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure and studying a relative course at Leeds Met. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

 

Leeds Met Campsite Manager
Oversee the Leeds Met campsite, be on-call for any problems, liaise with Leeds Met management staff and Festival Republic staff as appropriate. Ensure that safety of Leeds Met students is kept. Enforce campsite timings, planning, meetings and emergency procedures to make it run effectively and efficiently. Previous management experience is desirable.
Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, working well under pressure, people skills, communication, planning, management.
Sound Intern

Working with a Festival Republic contractor, you will be assisting with rigging and operation during the festival.

Skills and personal attributes: Good technical knowledge and experience of setting up/operating sound systems, reliability, flexibility.

Lighting Intern

Working with a Festival Republic contractor, you will be assisting with rigging and operation during the festival.

Skills and personal attributes: Good technical knowledge and experience of setting up/operating lighting systems, reliability, flexibility.

Backstage Intern (2 positions available)

Working with a Festival Republic contractor, you will be assisting backstage with anything required. Likely to be given lots of running jobs.

Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, working well under pressure, reliability, flexibility, positive, problem solving approach.

Artisit Liaison - Alternative Stage (2 positions)

The Alternative Stage features comedy, spoken word and film. As Artist Liaison assistant, you will be doing a bit of everything: meeting and greeting, helping to put up artists’ tents and looking after them, running jobs, etc.

Skills and personal attributes: Communication, people skills, working well under pressure, reliability, flexibility, positive, problem solving approach.

Media/PR Assistant

Working for Festival Republic, the ideal candidate will be from a journalism/ English/Media, with proven experience of blogging and tweeting. Jobs to include:

  • Assist with official photographer briefing and queries/requests;
  • General runner on site – with passes, journalists, film crews, photographers;
  • Help with initial merchandise count, as stock arrives;
  • Assist as point of liaison between media partners and Festival Production Team;
  • Be on call to deal with queries or requests as they arise;
  • Escorting guests/ presenters/ around the site;

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage.

Festival Republic Photographer

Working for Festival Republic, your job will consist of taking photographs of the required bands which are asked to be covered. You will gain full access to the press pit and gain valuable experience on how press works at large festivals.  This will include press access to all of the stages at the festival, as well as access to the dedicated press area, where you will be working alongside some of the UKs biggest music magazine photographers such as NME.

Skills and personal attributes: Proven photography skills (photos need to be a high standard), possession of high quality photography equipment, communication, people skills, reliability, flexibility, initiative, working well under pressure.

Leeds Met Media Officer

Assisting the Leeds Met staff on-site media team the ideal candidate will be from a journalism/ English/Media course and have an interest in photography. They will have experience of blogging/tweeting and updating Facebook fan pages. It would also be advantageous to own a smartphone on a data plan to update from various locations on site.
Duties include:

  • Writing and coordinating articles for the festival volunteering blog, documenting everything the student volunteers are getting up to;
  • Updating the facebook fan page with links to the blog and short status updates;
  • Tweeting from various locations to give followers at the festival information of secret events and rumoured acts.

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage. Clear evidence/portfolio of previous experience with photography, photos need to be high quality and standard.

Leeds Met Photographer

Assisting the Leeds Met staff on-site media team, you will be helping to document the University’s involvement with the festival. This will include talking to volunteers about their experiences, scheduling and taking photographs and updating a blog. Owning and being proficient with a DSLR camera as well as have experience of blogging/tweeting and updating Facebook fan pages will put you at an advantage.

Skills and personal attributes: Good communication skills – both written and verbal, people skills, reliability, flexibility, a creative approach. Some experience of writing news stories and/or interviewing would be an advantage

Film Crew Internships

The film crew will be given a brief to produce a daily film and will need to work to tight deadlines while working "in the field". Filming will focus on the BBC Introducing Stage but also cover other volunteers at the festival and some general footage.

Working hours: Throughout festival (May involve evening shift).

Director

Working to the given brief, oversee creative style and format of film and work with the rest of the crew to achieve this. Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, communication, people skills, experience of filmmaking.

Producer

Working to the given brief, take overall responsibility for the content of the film. Produce filming schedule, decide what to film and who to interview, and work with the rest of the crew to achieve this. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, communication, people skills, experience of filmmaking.

Camera Operator (two positions)

Operate the camera and film according to schedule. Help with logging of tapes. Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of operating camera equipment, a flexible approach.

Sound Engineer (two positions)

Take responsibility for the camera sound, and the output from the stage mixing desk. Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of sound recording (ideally sound for film), a flexible approach.

Researcher (two positions)

Investigate film locations on-site and report back, find interviewees and brief them before filming. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, people skills, creativity, initiative.

Editor

Log tapes and Work with director and producer to edit film (will be editing on-site and may need to finish after the festival). Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge and experience of editing film, working well under pressure, self motivated, good time management.

BBC Introducing Stage

The BBC Introducing Stage gives up-and-coming bands and solo musicians a chance to perform at a major UK festival. Performances are recorded and broadcast on BBC national and/or local radio.Volunteers on the BBC Introducing Stage will work with a member of staff employed by Festival Republic.

Working hours: While stage is operating.

Production Manager

Ensure smooth running of the stage to time schedule together with Stage Manager, oversee organisation of backstage area and stage crew, liaise with sound and lighting engineers, and stage security. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, communication, working well under pressure, time management. Some technical knowledge of stage setup would be an advantage.

Stage Manager

Ensure smooth running of the stage to time schedule together with Production Manager, oversee bands' arrival and artist liaison, chase up any late bands and liaise with stage security. Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, communication, working well under pressure, time management.

Artist Liaison (2 positions)

Meet bands as they arrive and look after them, introduce bands to Stage Crew to show them where to put their instruments / equipment. Skills and personal attributes: Communication, working well under pressure, people skills. An interest in unsigned bands and new music would be an advantage.

Stage Crew (two positions)

Organise backstage area and show bands where to put their instruments / equipment, help bands on and off stage if required. May have opportunity to assist sound and lighting engineers. Skills and personal attributes: Organisation, attention to detail, people skills. Some technical knowledge would be an advantage.

Campsite DJ Station Teams

Introduced by Festival Republic to give campers something extra to do after the live music has stopped, the Campsite DJ stations run in five campsites at Leeds Festival each night. Festival-goers can bring their own music on CD or i-Pod/mp3 player, and sign up for a 'DJ-ing' slot.

Working hours: Between 9pm and 6am (breaks arranged by supervisor)

DJ Stations Manager

Supervise teams spread over five campsites, co-ordinate shifts and breaks, be on-call for any problems, liaise with Campsite Zone Managers and security staff.

Skills and personal attributes: Leadership, working well under pressure, people skills, communication, positive attitude.

DJ Stations Technical Supervisor

Work with DJ Stations Manager to report and solve any technical problems, liaise with sound system company, assist with helping team members and festival-goers to use equipment when necessary.Skills and personal attributes: Technical knowledge of DJ/sound system setup, working well under pressure, people skills, communication, flexible approach.

DJ Station Team Member (20 positions)

Invite festival-goers to be guest DJs and help them to use equipment, ensure the safe running of the DJ station.Skills and personal attributes: Scheduling and time management, people skills, communication, working well under pressure.

West Yorkshire Playhouse volunteering opportunities

Front of House Volunteer:

Volunteers will work as part of the Front of House team at West Yorkshire Playhouse. They will support the professional front of house team in a range of customer service functions including meeting and greeting members of the public, showing people to their seats, assisting people during the performances or at the intervals and ensuring safe evacuation from the theatre in the case of an emergency. Please also be aware that you have the full support of your team of volunteers, attendants and the Duty Manager during your shift.

First Floor

First Floor is run by and part of West Yorkshire Playhouse, it is a resource offering participatory opportunities in drama, music and art. Our primary purpose is to inspire young people aged 11 to 19 to try out a range of activities such as drama workshops, sculpture, rap, art, singing, and much more. You will help young people learn new skills, gain confidence, discover new talents and interests, and to meet new people. You will also help attendees learn about the different kinds of jobs within a theatre and to offer pathways and information on how to get more experience or training.

Costume Hire

Catering for a range of customers from professional companies to party-goers, education to AmDram groups, we offer a friendly, professional service with competitive prices on our Aladdin's Cave of costume possibilities. This is an opportunity to assist in various shop assistant roles.

Arts Development Department

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Arts Development department was founded when the theatre opened in 1990 and is responsible for one of the most wide-ranging and ground-breaking education and community programmes of any UK theatre. Our in-house team work with a wide variety of artists and practitioners to deliver creative projects with people of all ages and abilities. Our activities set out to fill identified gaps in provision and use the theatre’s resources to deliver projects which encourage community integration and social inclusion.

Heydays

The Playhouse’s Flagship Arts project specifically for people over 55, which are held at the Playhouse every Wednesday during term-time. It is an opportunity for older people to meet, develop new creative skills and share them with others. This opportunity is to assist in a varied selection of art classes, from dance to still life painting, choir singing to current affairs debate.

Beautiful Octopus Club

A club night run by and for adults with learning disabilities. Crew members use a theme to inspire DJ sets, art work, costumes and live performances, resulting in an inclusive, creative and friendly party atmosphere. With regular attendance figures of over 500, this biannual event is firmly placed on the regional calendar of learning disability events. This is an opportunity to help attendees with various tasks at WYP in the run up to the Beautiful Octopus Club night.

The duration and frequency of placement opportunities in the above departments is dependent on the applicant’s availability/ agenda and department projects/ workload/ time of year etc. 

Producing Assistant

You will support the Transform producer in the running up to and during the 2013 Transform festival. The transform festival will see iconic places in Leeds change shape in order to host story telling sessions to a wide variety of audiences throughout the festival.

Events Management

An opportunity for a Conference and Events Assistant to work alongside the Playhouse Conference and Events Co-ordinator to assist with the day to day running of the department including taking external room and theatre hire enquiries and bookings, whilst providing professional event management and high quality customer service.

Hospitality Leadership Management (Placement Opportunity)

We are currently developing a 44 week placement opportunity for a Leeds Met Hospitality Leadership student. When finalised this will be offered via the Placement Office at Leeds Met University.

Further details of this opportunity will be available at the event on the 28th of January.

Show Marketing Assistant x3

We are currently developing a 44 week placement opportunity for a Leeds Met Hospitality Leadership student. When finalised this will be offered via the Placement Office at Leeds Met University.

Further details of this opportunity will be available at the event on the 28th of January.

Student Ambassador

On-going role, where it will be possible to work across various projects or choose a specific activity stream to dedicate yourself to. Work includes; audience research, promotion and audience evaluation.

Team Transform Advocates x10

An intensive 2 week placement dealing with audience flow and audience research and feedback at Transform Festival 2013.

Rock Void – Architecture and Interior Design

The Playhouse is built on a quarry and hence has a void underneath the building. Over the years we have contemplated making this into usable space. This would be an interesting project for architecture and interior design students looking to expand their portfolio, looking into the feasibility of making this space a functioning part of the Playhouse building.