Taking Part – Fringe by the Sea
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There are a number of ways to become part of the team at Fringe by the Sea. So whether you’re an artist or a food trader, community group or volunteer please get in touch.

If you are an artist or performer (or an agent) looking to showcase talent at Fringe by the Sea, please email us at info@fringebythesea.com with an outline of what you have in mind and it will be raised at our regular programming meetings. Deadline Friday 31st March 2023

Our Fringe By The Sea volunteers are an essential part of the festival’s smooth operations and bring with them a huge dose of warmth, energy and enthusiasm!

Our volunteer programme is flexible and open to all. It’s a great way of getting involved in the local community and meeting people, especially if you’re new to the area. Previous volunteers (many of whom return year on year) say they like to feel they play a worthwhile role in making it all happen and have fun while doing so.

Volunteers help the FBTS team with a range of tasks from running our box office, welcoming visitors, managing ticketing, setting up for events, accessibility plus much more. We have tasks to suit all so if heavy lifting or standing around is not your thing, don’t worry – we’ll find you another job!

Volunteers work on a rota, covering four-hour shifts. We ask that you commit to a minimum of two, four-hour shifts over the festival period, which in 2022 is 5th – 14th August. There will also be a pre-event briefing to attend. If you are interested in volunteering please contact volunteers@fringebythesea.com by 1st June 2023.

Our volunteers are not paid but we do offer a fetching FBTS t-shirt, free access to non-sold-out events and discounted tickets.

You can read more about our volunteer policy here.

As part of the venue space in the Lodge Grounds there will be a market space for local artisans and artists to showcase their products and creativity over the full 10 days of the festival. If you’d like to display your wares, email us at info@fringebythesea.com Deadline Friday 3rd February 2023.

We will be playing host to a number of Street Food vendors in 2022. If you’d like to be considered as part of the line-up, drop us an email at info@fringebythesea.com. Deadline Friday 3rd February 2023.

For almost two weeks at the start of August, we assemble a crack team of people to help us deliver a safe and thoroughly fun event. If you have a can-do attitude, are passionate about the arts, love East Lothian and would like to be part of a hard-working and cohesive team, we’re sure you’ll find working at Fringe by the Sea a rewarding experience.

You might be interested in applying for a number of the temporary full-time production team positions during the 10 days of the festival.

We are a Living Wage employer, committed to offering equal opportunities through our employment and work to advised industry rates for all those working in the creative arts.

We are looking for staff to help across a number of functions:

  • Box office
  • Bar team
  • Public liaison
  • Venue management
  • Artist liaison

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV to info@fringebythesea.com, telling us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to work at Fringe By The Sea. Closing date for applications is 1st June 2023.

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