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.

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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.

Interns gain insight into literature and publishing and learn about literary programming, event delivery, arts management, marketing and PR in an arts festival context.

Please read through the relevant position descriptions below and follow the instructions to apply. Applications close at 9am AEDT on Monday 4 March 2019. MWF will review applications in the order received, so please be prompt.

Marketing Internship

Observe complex marketing and publicity activities, working alongside the marketing team to learn on-the-job skills in the execution of digital and traditional marketing and publicity campaigns.
Download the Marketing Internship position description.

Partnerships Internship

Cultivate valuable skills in donor management and partner engagement, working alongside the development team to work with a multitude of festival stakeholders and support delivery of elements of partnership projects.
Download the Partnerships Internship position description.

Program Internship

Observe festival programming, management and artist liaison, working alongside the programming team to gain skills in literary programming and festival production.
Download the Program Internship position description.