Work with us


Do you want to work at Cambridge Folk Festival? Do you want to be part of the team that makes one of the best Festivals in the land work? Do you have exceptional customer service skills, the ability to keep your head when all around you are losing theirs? Then read on.

We have a number of staffing opportunities at Cambridge Folk Festival.

For paid roles we expect our staff to work at least 3 out of the 4 event days and the shifts will be a minimum of 8hrs. Some areas work 10 – 16hr shifts depending on the roles involved. We will also feed you, give you a snazzy t-shirt and once you’re finished your shift you can settle down to enjoy the Festival.

If you are looking for a lighter option that will get you free access to the Festival and also see how the Festival runs from the other side we are, for the first time, trialling some voluntary positions in our Campsite Stewards team. We are looking for people to work around 6hrs on the Thursday and Friday to help welcome people to the Festival, help them get their tents set up and make them feel welcome. Once you complete your shifts you will be given a pass to enjoy the rest of the Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are interested in either option please send a CV and covering letter detailing any customer service experience or Festival experience you have to Hazel Beale and we’ll get back to you.

Caterer applications

Trader applications 

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