How to get a job at a festival this summer

Do you like festivals? Music festivals in particular? Maybe you are lucky enough to have gotten yourself a ticket to one of the many festivals this summer, or maybe you prefer to earn some money and make new friends – with some really good music in the background? Then maybe working at a festival could be just the opportunity you have been waiting for. Let us tell you how you can get a job at a festival this summer.

In order for festivals to make the best possible experience for their guests they need a great number of people to work before, during, and after the event. Typical jobs to be filled are hosts, bar-staff to tap and sell drinks and snacks, catering staff to serve the artists and people working, drivers, and people to help with rigging the festival grounds and stages. Some of these jobs can be covered by volunteers, but usually they also need to partner with a vendor that can facilitate an easy and reliable way to find the right talent to work the rest of the vacant shifts. At Staffers we provide a platform that enables just that. We match companies within the hospitality industry with people who has the right skills and experience. We are not a staffing agency but a job network where you can find a variety of job opportunities.

So how do you get started with your festival job search?

To be able to work at festivals and events you need to be minimum 18 years old, some jobs require a minimum age of 20 years old (due to alcohol serving regulations). If you are 18 years or older you simply follow the next few steps:

1.    Download the Staffers app where you usually download apps (or click here).

2.    Set up your profile (Need some help? Click here).

3.    Scroll through current available job opportunities.

4.    Apply for festival shifts directly in the app.

5.    The company who published the shift will get back to you shortly if your profile match what they are looking for.

Frequently asked questions:

-      About working your first shift.

-      About work contracts:Temporary employment  

-      About how you get paid: Shift payment process

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