The festival regularly recruits temporary staff for our annual event, and we are pleased to announce that applications for 2020 are now open.

These roles are many and varied and offer different types of opportunities depending on experience. Are you local to Abergavenny and keen to get involved? Maybe stewarding is right for you. Are you a catering student keen to get hands-on in a festival environment?

From stewards to site managers, food prep to festival crew, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without a strong team in place to deliver the event. If you want to get involved, read on to find out what might suit you, and how to apply.

Festival Steward

Our stewards are the eyes and the ears of the event and the main ambassadors for the festival. It’s a fun role and you’ll meet lots of people. You’ll also be relied upon to work hard and make sure the public are kept well informed about what’s going on in Abergavenny over the weekend. Duties vary at each venue but may include giving directions, providing event information and checking wristbands.

Box Office and Information Stand

Over the festival weekend we operate multiple large box offices where tickets and programmes are collected and sold. You must enjoy talking to people, have strong numeracy skills and experience working in a fast-paced environment as you will be responsible for providing good customer service, dealing with money and will need to remain calm under pressure.

Hospitality – Front of house

Our front of house roles vary from serving food and drink to welcoming guests to private functions. You must be well-presented, confident and happy working in a catering environment. This job is perfect if you have previously worked in hospitality or if you would like to gain some experience.

Hospitality – Catering

Our catering roles include helping with cookery demonstrations or working in our private function areas. You must be well-presented, confident and happy working in a kitchen environment. This job is perfect if you have previously worked in catering or if you would like to gain some experience.

Recycling and Site Maintenance

Our recycling crew work hard to maintain the food festival site. It’s a hands-on role that requires you to be a positive and energetic team player. If you are interested in sustainability and the environment and would like to help keep Abergavenny clean, then please apply for this role. Please note, if you want to be part of the recycling team you will need to be on site on the Sunday 20th and Sunday 21st September after the festival has closed.


We are on the lookout for practical, forward-thinking individuals to join our exciting events crew. We require dedicated individuals who enjoy working outdoors to a tight schedule and co-operating within small teams. Please note, crew positions will require you to get to and from site at unsocial hours as our event site is located in the rural town of Abergavenny. Before applying to be a crew member for the 2020 festival, please read the job description here.


If you are interested in applying for a crew role for the 2020 festival please make sure you have read the crew information here and then complete the application form here.

FOR ALL OTHER ROLES please complete the application form here and if you have any specific staffing questions please email

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 10th June 2020