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Join the team at Australia’s boldest literary festival.

Melbourne Writers Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We aim to nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply.

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Volunteer With Us

Melbourne Writers Festival is back in 2022 and we need your help to deliver an exciting program! The 2022 Festival spans four days jam-packed with events featuring local, national and international speakers.

Complete an application now to become part of the magic.

Each year, over 200 volunteers help bring Melbourne Writers Festival to life. From artist care to venue support, our volunteer roles offer a behind-the-scenes look at delivering a world-class literary and artistic event and are a fantastic opportunity to build experience and make new friends in the process. We could not deliver the Festival without the generous support of volunteers, if you have any questions about volunteering please contact Dominic at volunteers@mwf.com.au

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Volunteers will have free access to standard MWF events that are not sold out as well as 1 complimentary ticket to be used at specific MWF events.
  • MWF Volunteer T-shirt
  • You’ll have the chance to meet likeminded people and make new friends
  • You’ll develop transferable skills and gain new experiences
  • If you’re interested in working in the industry, it’s a fantastic way to be a part of a highly regarded Festival. Volunteering is a great way to get a foot in the door; many people who currently work with MWF started as volunteers.

If the below sounds like you – submit an application today!

  • friendly and approachable
  • enjoys helping others
  • punctual
  • willing to follow directions and work in a team
  • committed to making our festival a fantastic experience for the public, Festival guests and staff
  • interest in events and/ or front of house roles within a festival context
  • bonus points if you love people,
  • extra bonus points if you love literature!

Apply now

We welcome applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and applications from people with access requirements and encourage you to tell us your access needs as we have a range of volunteer roles available.

Volunteer applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 16 August 2022

Got questions? We’ve got your covered. See our handy Volunteer FAQs.

If you have any further questions about the role, please contact Dominic at  volunteers@mwf.com.au