Young at Art are recruiting Casual Festival & Event Staff – closing 28 Nov

Young at Art is excited to be recruiting casual Festival and Event staff for our 25th anniversary Belfast Children’s Festival running from 3 to 12 March 2023. Each year, our casual festival team play a key role in the successful delivery of events while gaining valuable experience and enjoying the friendly, family atmosphere and great performances and activities of the festival.

Our casual festival team are involved in a range of roles such as Venue Welcome Hosts, Workshop Facilitators, Rave Captains at our sell-out Baby Raves and manning temporary box offices. Casual shifts are offered throughout the festival period and will include evenings and weekends. The largest number of shifts will be for our Festival Family Day, to be held on Saturday 11 March 2023, when we will offer a wide of range of free arts and creative activities throughout Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. In 2022, this day attracted over 4,000 people. Safeguarding and other training is provided prior to the festival that successful candidates will need to attend. This will be paid.

Many of our casual festival team go on to support our programmes and activities throughout the year.

To apply

You will need to download and complete the Application Form and Disclosure & Monitoring Form available below. Completed forms should be emailed to by the deadline. Email Natalie at for more information.

Casual Festival & Event Staff

CVs, incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Successful candidates will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible. Reference checks will need to be completed prior to working with us.

Deadline for Applications: 12noon, Monday 28 November 2022

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.