If you’re a whizz with a spreadsheet or specialist software, or have great organisational skills then we want to hear from you!
Jobs in the offices can last from a couple of weeks to longer term, depending on the job, so please let us know whether you’re interested in short-term or long-term positions, and when you would be available.
For temporary staff, most departments begin recruiting in the early New Year for positions commencing in the Spring, so whilst we may not have a job going in your area at the moment, CVs will be kept on file for a maximum of 2 years so that you can be contacted if a suitable role comes up in future (please let us know if you don’t want your CV to be retained).
The number of people employed full-time directly by the Festival is relatively small, and largely in administrative roles, including:
- Finance, licensing, customer services, and general administration
- Infrastructure, procurement & coordination of temporary infrastructure, site design & layout (AutoCAD knowledge preferable)
- Site, sanitation, environmental and ground works
Please note, the Festival offices are in rural Somerset, with limited public transport infrastructure outside of the Festival period.
Please also bear in mind that none of these jobs are an easy way into the Festival: they involve hard work and not much time off over the Festival period. Festival or events experience can be beneficial, but it’s not essential!
If we do not have any suitable/current vacancies, please feel free to use our CV uploader below, telling us your availability, and select the area you’re interested in working in. Please use the comments box to let us know more about your key skills and what you would bring to the organisation.
Work experience placements
If you would like to enquire about the possibility of a placement, it is essential that any enquiry clearly specifies available dates. Placements are often not possible to facilitate due to our team only being at the Festival site for a short time.
www.ctm.uk.com employ car parking staff from the Sunday before the Festival until the Monday after the Festival – staff are required to work a minimum of four 12 hour shifts.
Newthorn - Glastonbury@Newthorn.co.uk - provide onsite traffic services: vehicle chaperones, permissive access, one-way, crossings, minibus & tractor drivers - not an exhaustive list. All roles are paid except drivers, which are work for ticket.
Market traders do require staff. If you know of traders who come to the Festival, get in touch with them early as they have limited number of passes for each stall.
Working for your ticket
There are opportunities to work for different organisations and charities providing services for the Festival. Normally people are required to work three 8 hour shifts for their ticket, but it does vary slightly. In some cases you would be required to pay for the ticket in advance, and would be reimbursed after completing the required hours.
- Oxfam have been working with Glastonbury for over 25 years. Register your interest to join a 2000 strong volunteering team with roles on the gates, campaigning with the public or helping in the Oxfam festival shop. The money raised from your shifts supports Oxfam's work to end global poverty. Go to www.oxfam.org.uk/festivals to find out more.
- If you have medical, paramedic or first aid qualifications, you can apply to join Dr Chris Howes’ team of volunteers by completing the application on the website www.festival-medical.com.
- Tent stewards and campsite wardens are recruited from local carnival clubs, parent teachers associations, sports clubs and voluntary groups. Over the past five years the Festival has trained thousands of individuals, has a waiting list of organisations wishing to raise funds in this way.
- Property lockups are run by different peace and environmental groups, so if you are a member of such a group, you might wish to check if your local branch is involved.
- If you already volunteer for a charity, you may be able to work at the Festival through them. Check out if they are coming to Glastonbury. Similarly, if you are a Samaritan, you could investigate joining their Festival Branch.
- Oasis Carnival recruit workers for stewarding/working on the outside of the Festival for people looking to work in exchange for their ticket. You can find more information at www.oasiscarnival.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who have applied and/or worked with our own crew catering team in the past, please note that we will no longer be recruiting for these jobs. We will be able to forward any emails directly to our new provider should you wish to express an interest in working in 2024.
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In order to work for Glastonbury Festival you must have the Right to Work in the UK. Individuals from outside the UK must be in possession of a work permit to allow them to take up employment. For more information please visit the Government's Working in the UK website. As most roles are for a short period, our ability to gain a UK work permit for potential employees from outside the UK is extremely limited.