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Join MWF

Join the Festival. Volunteer applications are open now.

Join the Box Office team 

We are looking for friendly, sociable people to help to deliver the MWF box office and ticket sales function during the Festival Period. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, fast learner to develop their skills in festival ticketing and customer service in a dynamic and supportive environment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to boxoffice@mwf.com.au by 11.59pm, Monday 15 August 2022.

Read the Position Description.


Volunteer With Us

Be part of the Festival! Volunteer applications are open now.


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 like minded 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!

To apply, please select here.

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