Work With Us

We offer a range of employment, volunteering and internship opportunities. Help us bring MWF to life.

Melbourne Writers Festival is staffed year-round by a small team, that grows as each Festival approaches and we welcome production, marketing, ticketing, 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 at the Wheeler Centre on Little Lonsdale Street.

If you are interested in working with us, please check this page regularly, connect with us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn, or subscribe to our eNews for updates on employment opportunities.

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


To apply for any employment vacancy at MWF, please download and complete this application form. If you are unable to download the form, phone us on +61 (0)3 9094 7857 or email admin(at) to request a form.

First Nations Capacity Building Advisor

MWF has received funding to undertake a First Nations Capacity Building Project across 2019 and 2020. The First Nations Advisor plays a key role in the development of MWF’s strategic priority of meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples, driving MWF’s capacity in this area. If you are interested in this role, please download the 2019 First Nations Advisor PD or email the CEO at [email protected] to find out more.


MWF offers a structured voluntary internship program. Internships are designed for people who want to complete a placement as part of an educational course, and people keen to develop their professional experience and skills. MWF internships provide a professional development experience, with hands-on participation in a major festival environment, in a supportive and fun team.

2019 internship applications have now closed.