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VAULT Festival & COVID-19: Since the early closure of VAULT Festival 2020, our future is uncertain. However, what hasn’t changed is the fact that if there is to be another Festival, work has to start straight away. Therefore, while we work on financial recovery, we are beginning the journey of planning and organising for VAULT Festival 2021 so we can be ready if we are able to go ahead.

The VAULT Festival team grows every year. We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds and walks of life to join the team and help make VAULT Festival extra special. We have positions suitable for all experience levels, from entry level through to industry professionals, and across all of our departments; Communications, Box Office, Technical, FOH, Operations, and Bars.

We love our staff and want to make their experience with us as good as our Artists’ and our Audience’s. Since 2020’s festival, we’ve used to a non-volunteer model meaning that ALL of our staff are paid. We’re not funded, so this is quite scary financially; but we’re committed to wanting the best for our staff. We’re the biggest arts festival (that we know of) that won’t be using volunteers to make it happen. And that’s something we’re proud of.

All of our vacancies will be announced on our social media channels so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and keep an eye on this website for when vacancies become available.

To apply for any available roles, please:

1. Read the Guidance Notes for Role Applications
2. Read the Role Description
3. Email your Cover Letter and CV to with the subject line “Application: Role You’re Applying For”, making sure to include any special information asked for in the role summary below. Please let us know about any special arrangements which might be required to enable you to attend an interview. By emailing us, you’re confirming that you’re legally eligible to work in the UK (and can produce any relevant documentation to that effect).
4. Complete the Equal Opportunities Form

If you have any questions, please email us at

Available Positions:

Head of Programming

The Programming Department is the beating heart of the festival. The Head of Programming holds responsibility for the Theatre & Performance strand of the festival, as well as the development of Artist Development Opportunities, amongst other responsibilities. A highly involved, hands-on role combining creativity, leadership, administration and attention to detail.

Within your cover letter, please include an example programme of the kind of work you'd like to see (and believe you would be able to bring) to the Festival, including work suitable for small (c. 50 seats), medium (c. 100 seats) and large (c. 170 seats) venues (two to three artists/shows per venue size).

Full Role Description: View Role Description

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020 6:00 pm

Applicants should be available for online interview between 8th and 15th of May.