Work With Us

Employment, volunteering, internships.

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is staffed year-round by a small team of six people: CEO; Artistic Director; Marketing & Development Manager; Program Manager; Development Executive; and Festival Administrator. The team grows as each Festival approaches and we welcome production managers, marketing coordinators, artist liaison, front-of-house and customer service staff, who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to the task of staging this ten-day celebration. We are based out of our office on Little Lonsdale Street until we relocate to Fed Square for two weeks during the Festival itself. If you are interested in working with us, please check this page regularly, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or subscribe to our eNews via the link at the end of this page for updates on employment opportunities.

MWF is an equal opportunity employer and we want to be a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Artist Liaison
MWF is looking for a diligent, professional and effective individual to play a pivotal role in welcoming guest writers from around the world to the Festival and be their key point of contact for travel and accommodation scheduling. The artist liaison provides significant support to the artistic director and program manager by coordinating all aspects of artist care for approximately 120 visiting national and international authors.

Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday 22 January 2018. For more information and to apply, download the position description.


2018 internship applications will open in early 2018.


MWF relies on the generosity of around 200 volunteers to assist with the successful delivery of our annual Festival. Volunteers fulfil a variety of roles across the Festival, including administration, customer relations, front-of-house, artist liaison and more. We provide a friendly and supportive environment, where volunteers learn new and valuable skills, meet people who share their interests and above all, have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. All volunteers receive a Festival t-shirt and a Festival Pass, gaining entry to all MWF events at Fed Square.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and would love to know if you speak an additional language to English. We welcome applications from people with access requirements and encourage you to tell us your access needs as we have a range of volunteer roles available.

2018 volunteer applications will open in mid-2018.

24 August –
2 September 2018