EITF Steward & Production Runner Vacancies
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in events, the Festival is a great way to get hands on experience working at a fast-paced, international, and high profile event, with an annual attendance of over 2,000 delegates. By assisting with varied events, sessions and activities that run throughout the week – it’s an exciting introduction to the world of large scale media events.
Steward roles are an excellent opportunity to gain further insight into the organisation and management of a large international event, plus the smaller scale panels, screenings, sessions and parties that come together to create the festival. Stewarding at the festival also provides insight into the TV industry, networking opportunities and a chance to learn new skills – plus it will look great on your CV!
The Festival relies on the commitment and energy of its stewards – they are vital to the smooth running of the event. The role is varied, hard work but also lots of fun – previous steward roles have included manning registration desks, working in the Festival office and even guarding the Iron Throne!
Steward duties include: Putting together all delegate bags; organising and distributing delegate passes and sorting all print; prop buying for sessions; assisting with stage management and production; liaising with the venue manager to make sure all sessions run on time with the correct literature and props; meeting delegates, seating them for sessions and checking passes; meeting and greeting speakers and moving them from the green room to session venues; Festival and press office duties as well as on the ground support for networking events and parties.
In return we can offer experience of working at the UK’s most prestigious media event and a working environment with colleagues who are in the TV industry, as well as access to sessions, parties and events at the Festival.
As we are a charitable organisation these are volunteer posts but we will provide per diems, accommodation (if travelling from outside Edinburgh) and cover the cost of your return travel to the Festival. August is obviously a great time to be in Edinburgh, and you will probably have some time free in the evenings to enjoy the Fringe and other festivals taking place in the city.
Applications for stewards are now open. If you feel you have the necessary skills to be a pro-active and hardworking member of the team, and you are available to be in Edinburgh from 21 – 25 August inclusive, please apply with a CV and short covering letter to Liz.Scott@thetvfestival.com.
If you have been a TV Festival steward before, please let us know in which year(s).
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted at the start of June for a telephone interview, with successful candidates notified by the start of July.
Due to the large number of expected applications, we will only be able to notify successful candidates, and will not be able to provide feedback on applications.