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 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 e-news via the link at the end of this page for updates on employment opportunities.


Development Executive
We are looking for an organised and experienced Development Executive to join our team. The Development Executive will be responsible for successfully managing relationships with stakeholders and partners, and will initiate and execute development activity which secures considerable financial and in-kind support from philanthropic trusts, donors, corporate partners, other sponsors and supporters.

This ongoing position will suit an innovative individual with excellent communication skills and high attention to detail.

For more information and to apply, download the position description. Applications close at 9am on Monday 12 December 2016.


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 are now closed.


2016 internship applications are now closed.

Past Festivals

  1. 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival
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  3. Pages from 2014 MWF Program
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  5. 2012-Festival-archive-cover