The Edinburgh TV Festival

 

Festival Stewards

one off event:

Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August 2019

What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?

Where?

When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?

Role Description

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in events, The Edinburgh TV 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 a variety of events, live content and activities that take place throughout the week, the Festival is an exciting introduction to the world of large-scale media events.

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. 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 print and 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 the stage; 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 Events and TV industries, as well as access to sessions, parties and events at the Festival.

As we are a charitable organisation, these are volunteer posts. However, we will provide per diems and – if travelling from outside Edinburgh – accommodation and travel. August is obviously a great time to be in Edinburgh, and you will likely have some time free in the evenings to soak up the atmosphere of the Fringe and other festivals taking place in the city.

 

About this organisation

THE EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA EVENT IN THE UK. WE BRING TOGETHER ALL PARTS OF THE TELEVISION AND DIGITAL WORLD TO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY AND INSPIRATIONAL TALENT IN OUR FIELD, AND TO DEBATE THE MAJOR ISSUES FACING US AS AN INDUSTRY. THE FESTIVAL DRAWS AROUND 2000 DELEGATES FROM THE MAJOR NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES INTERNATIONALLY.

www.thetvfestival.com

 

What could you gain?

Stewarding roles represent an excellent opportunity to gain further insight into the organisation and management of a large international event, as well as 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 – not to mention it will look great on your CV!

 

Where?

Edinburgh

 

When can I volunteer?

Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August 2019?

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Requirements

Please complete the following application form: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/T20F0/

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 applications expected, we will only be able to notify successful candidates, and will not be able to provide feedback on applications.

 

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The Students' Union
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0141 849 4420
communications@sauws.org.uk

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