Working at Hay Festival

The festival is put together by hundreds of people coming together to build the site, produce the show, welcome our guests and spread the word.  If you'd like to be part of it all, please join in.

Staff jobs are advertised here and promoted through social and employment media channels.

Click here to join the volunteer programmes and stewarding teams.


We require front of house staff for the duration of the Festival - 25 May - 4 June. To apply please send short CV to



Food Hall Catering Staff

We require enthusiastic and dedicated Food Hall catering staff for the duration of the Festival - 25 May - 4 June. This is a customer facing role. To apply please send short CV to



Coffee Cart Co

We are hiring Baristas and Team Members for our pop-ups at Hay Festival and/or other shows and festivals.

We are looking for bright, bubbly individuals with superior customer service and stamina under pressure.

  • Full training given
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Free food
  • Free accommodation
  • Friends for life

If you feel you have what we are looking for please email your CV to
Due to licensed bar responsibilities applicants must be 18+


Graze Fine Food Made in Wales

True Taste Gold award winners Capital Cuisine require the following staff at their restaurant at this year’s Festival:

Waiters and waitresses, baristas, chefs, kitchen assistants, kitchen porters.

Experience preferred. Good hourly rate paid depending on age and experience. Contract date 25th May – 5th June 2017.

For that made in Wales experience contact: Marje Smart

Download an application and P46 form, from the ‘work with us’ tab:

Capital Cuisine

Tel: 029 2085 1997