Work With Us

Employment, volunteering, internships.

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is staffed year-round by a small team of six people: Festival Director / CEO; Marketing & Development Manager; General Manager; Program Manager; Development Executive; and Festival Administrator. The team grows as each Festival approaches and we welcome production managers, marketers, artist liaison, front-of-house and customer service staff, who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to the task of  staging this 10-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 e-news via the link at the end of this page for updates on employment opportunities.


Box Office Supervisor

We are seeking a Box Office Supervisor to help run the MWF box office from the time that the Festival Program launches through to the end of the Festival.

Responsibilities include assisting with ticket sales and customer service, supporting box office volunteers and managing the box office when the Box Office Manager is offsite.

Applications close Friday 3 June at 5pm. For a full position description and information on how to apply, click here.


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.

2016 volunteer applications will open in June 2016.


2016 internship applications are now closed.

Past Festivals

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