Capsule is looking to recruit a part time, freelance Festival Assistant to support this year’s Supersonic.


  • Role: Festival Assistant (Freelance Position)
  • Deadline for application: 5pm, Monday 9 March, 2020
  • Interview date: Monday 16 March, 2020
  • Start date: Tuesday 6 April, 2020
  • Fee: up to £5400 / 60 days @ £90 per day
  • Duration: April – August 2020
  • Frequency of days: 3 days per week – however this will increase during the week of the festival itself
  • Essential dates: the successful candidate must be available to work Supersonic Festival 17-19 July, as well as days either side of this.


This role is designed to support the organisation, working across Supersonic Festival and our year-round live events programme. This role is based at the Capsule office in Digbeth, Birmingham.


For Supersonic Festival you will support all aspects of marketing and festival logistics. During the weekend itself this role will lead the festival’s ‘Marketplace’ with market traders, a small stage and workshop areas supported by a team of volunteers and any offsite projects. This role will also be responsible for capturing live audience feedback and contributing to the various social media platforms.


You will also work on all aspects of the year-round, live programme – supporting the promotion, research, marketing, venue and artist liaison.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and are keen to attract people of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We actively seek board members to reflect a multitude of experiences and backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates, people with a disability.


We are a small but ambitious organisation. This role would be ideal for an emerging and / or early-career, freelance arts professional, keen to expand their knowledge and enthusiasm and develop their skills in both the promotion and production of live events within a highly creative and dynamic organisation.


Application process:

To apply for this opportunity please email a completed equal opportunities form, CV, and a letter of application outlining how you feel you would fulfil this role to (maximum of 2 sides of A4) to [email protected] with ‘Festival Assistant’ in the subject line.

Job Specification

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 9 March, interviews will be taking place on Monday 16 March. We will notify candidates that we wish to interview by 5pm Wednesday 11 March. If you haven’t heard from us by then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.