ESAF 2017 Volunteer Recruitment

Welcome to the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) which launches its third annual festival this February 2017 and we are in hot pursuit of enthusiastic individuals to make it a success.

As a social enterprise, we are entirely volunteer-run and can only flourish with the passion and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We’re offering exciting opportunities to gain fascinating insights into the creative sector in order to help further your skills, experiences and career prospects.

We have expanded as a social enterprise and are pleased to announce that Festival 2017 will be four weeks long from 9 February to 3 March 2017, to provide a more extensive exhibition and performing arts programme, as well as give the chance for both participating creatives and audiences to interact.

There are a range of roles available to volunteer for within our marketing and communications, visual and performing arts, as well as events teams, so there is plenty to choose from to match your interests or expertise. We are looking for passionate, creative individuals who are able to manage their time and commit to ESAF within agreed work loads for each volunteer. We highly appreciate our volunteers and endeavour to ensure you benefit from the process by gaining experience and training.

We look forward to your emails and hearing about why you’re passionate about what we do.

Please note: ESAF is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities to all members of staff, volunteers, job applicants and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership.
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Workshop Coordinator Volunteers

Workshop Artist Liaisons



Front Of House

Box Office Volunteers


Music Artist Liaisons


Launch Party Ticketers/Ushers

Event Coordinator Volunteers

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Volunteer Invigilators

Install/Deinstall Volunteers

Sales Line Volunteer Coordinator


Visual Arts Artist Liaisons


Stall Market Ushers

Internal Venue Ushers

External Venue Ushers

Get In & Get Out Volunteers 

Volunteer Floaters


Applications close: Wed 1 Feb 2017, midnight

Please email CVs and availability over the festival to with the position you are interested in in the subject line. 

You must be available on 4 & 5 February 2017 for the ESAF 2017 Volunteers Training Event.