Join the Team

If you’re inspired, enthusiastic and up for a challenge then we want to hear from you! As Herefordshire’s favourite homegrown boutique festival we’re seeking talented volunteers to support the creation and development of this diverse and innovative event with the community at its heart.

Nozstock is a ten-stage festival – we’re proud of our grassroots and want to keep the treasured atmosphere from our overgrown party days while making sure we offer a festival experience that jostles with the big beasts! We’re family-run on volunteer power with an amazing culture – all our crew bring something unique and share satisfaction in putting on a good time for our punters and of course, for ourselves…

Whether you’re interested in volunteering just to get in free to see the amazing line up over the weekend, or if you are looking for something more involved to add wealth to your experience, we could have the opportunity for you so take a look at the roles on offer below. Nozstock has spawned some incredible talent – folks who began their humble roots here on the farm and are now working at some of the largest festivals, arts organisations and agencies in the world. Come, join the fold!


Stacey and Carly.
Photo: Ben Corbett


Short Term Volunteer Roles

WEEKENDERS - STEWARDS, BAR STAFF...

We are looking for volunteers to help us over the weekend and have lots of different roles available including bar work, sales and stewarding. Fill in our application form.

MEDIA CREW - PHOTOGRAPHERS + FILMMAKERS
If you’re camera savvy and fancy helping us document Nozstock this year then please complete our application from – coming soon!

Longer Term Volunteer Roles

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN
If you can smile in any situation and have a thirst to get into the nitty gritty of festival management, then becoming an admin intern at Nozstock could be for you. Our interns are the backbone of the festival, putting together the processes that make Nozstock work. They write content for our website and newsletters, research music, arts, films, as well as supporting us with our relationships with charity and media partners. Over the festival weekend, they provide tip-top customer service to our treasured punters. They design, they slog it and they deliver.

If you have an understanding of MS Office and/or Google Docs, as well as e-mail, some experience with personnel and budgeting, a methodical approach and strict adherence to detail, and you want a rounded production experience then get in touch. You should be friendly and outgoing, happy to ask questions and chase answers and keen to work as part of a team.

If you are up for the challenge please send a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) with a CV to work@nozstock.com with the subject ADMININTERN.

Download Admin Intern Role Description.pdf

THEATRE COORDINATOR
If you’re organised, well-connected with theatre and love interacting with people and seeing them participating in the arts, this could be your role. We are looking for a confident, passionate, friendly and professional volunteer to lead our theatrical programme in Nozstock’s dedicated theatre. This role would suit someone who has an active interest in theatre and the arts, comedy, dance, who has a good eye for untapped talent and can negotiate with anyone. You will be researching, programming, managing logistics with a great technical team, and realising your curation. You must be open-minded, able to appreciate a vast array of product, plus a good customer service attitude is a must. Things on stage can get stressful, so unflappable calm and resolve is essential.

This is a great role to gain experience in creative event management and develop your programming and stage management skills. You would be supported in your role by the festival production team.

If you are up for the challenge please send a CV and a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) to work@nozstock.com with the subject THEATRECOORD.

Download Theatre Coordinator Job Description.pdf

STALLS COORDINATOR
If you’re organised and a people person and looking to gain experience in stall/trader management at a large event, we would love to hear from you. Nozstock is looking for confident, friendly, proactive, volunteers to coordinate our stalls at the festival and to assist with administration in the run up. Stalls cover a wide range of activities from food, to shopping, to therapy, workshops, and charities. A good customer service attitude is a must, plus the ability to deal with people from all walks of life as well as remaining calm and focused in times of pressure. A crucial part of your role will be building and maintaining relationships with traders old and new, making sure that load in of the stalls runs smoothly and being on hand during the festival to deal with queries, and urgent requests as and when required. You will also be required to chase paperwork and be a point of liaison before the festival.

This is a great role to gain experience in event management and develop your people skills. As Nozstock is still a very grassroots event run by volunteers, pay cannot be guaranteed and will be pending financial success, but this is a great opportunity for experience.

If you are up for the challenge please send a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) to work@nozstock.com with the subject STALLSASSIST.

Download Stalls Coordinator Role Description.pdf

VIDEO COORDINATOR
We get some amazing applications from filmmakers seeking experience, to come and document Nozstock. From fly-on-the wall docs to classic promo videos, there’s a wealth of visual splendour and some funny soundbites to be got during the festival over the weekend. If you are a filmmaker looking for production management experience, being our video coordinator may be the role for you. You should have a keen eye for great camerawork and be intent on capturing some of the festival yourself over the weekend, while supporting a team of volunteers, selected from shortlisted applications of your choosing. As well as being meticulous about the process, getting quality footage and doing tight edits, with full delivery of hi-res files to youtube uploads, you should revel in seeing your audience enjoying the results of great video.

If you’re interested, send a CV and cover note to work@nozstock.com with the subject VIDEOCOORD.

Download Video Coordinator Role Description.pdf

CLEAN CAMPSITE CO-ORDINATOR

Our Tent judges grade campsites on cleanliness, friendliness and funkyness. Prizes are awarded for the best tents, and spot prizes are available for special efforts. It’s all about bunting, flags, up cycled trashifacts and being as creative as you can be.  For 2017 we are looking for a new Clean Campsite Manager to join and co-ordinate our tent judges. The successful candidate must be gregarious and friendly, not afraid to join campsites and strike up a conversation or tell people to keep it tidy! A passion for sustainability is a must as well as a creative mind and good communication.

To apply send your C.V plus a short statement of your skills and experience to work@nozstock.com with the subject CAMPMANAGER

Clean Campsite Manager Job Specification

PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

We are looking for a patient and detail orientated individual to provide on site support to our Production Manager at the event – undertaking various tasks to ensure the smooth running of the festival. The successful applicant would be ‘on hand’ over the festival to deal with monitoring of the site, reporting urgent matters to the Production Manager and using on site knowledge to solve problems. Prioritizing is your strong point and remaining helpful and friendly is crucial. The role will give invaluable insight into issues such as licensing, health and safety, noise regulation and traffic control as well as offering you a collective of talented people with which to make friends and contacts. Must be available on site from Sunday 16th July 2017.There is potential for this position to expand to become a long term crew member, assisting the manager with administration before 2018’s event. Pay cannot be guaranteed but all expenses will be covered.

To apply please send your C.V and a short covering email to work@nozstock.com with the subject PRODUCTIONASSIST

Production Assistant Job Specification

ELECTRICS ASSISTANT
We are searching for a competent electrician to join our small volunteer team. The ideal candidate would have a range of experience and be available from for a week before and during the festival weekend. Daily tasks would include maintenance, PAT testing, safety checks, connecting stages and stall holders to power supplies with cee-form cables – keeping balance on site wiring and problem solving. The successful applicant must be good at following detailed instructions and be adaptable, and able to work under pressure. Experience with networking and CCTV systems desirable but not essential. Must be willing to work on ladders and in confined spaces. This is a fun way to put your skills to good use, learn more about events and meet a like minded group of people. To apply for the role please email your C.V and a short covering letter to work@nozstock.com with the subject ELECTRICIAN.

Download Electrics Assistant Role Description.pdf

IT ASSISTANT
We are searching for a competent IT assistant to join our small volunteer team. The ideal candidate would have a range of experience and be available from for a week before and during the festival weekend. Daily tasks would include setting up networks, IT equipment including computers and printers, working on festival electronic projects, and ensuring the production and press teams have continual support and internet access. The successful applicant must be good at following detailed instructions and be adaptable, and able to work under pressure. Experience with networking and CCTV systems desirable but not essential. Must be willing to work on ladders and in confined spaces. This is a fun way to put your skills to good use, learn more about events and meet a like minded group of people. To apply for the role please email your C.V and a short covering letter to work@nozstock.com with the subject IT ASSISTANT.

Download IT Assistant Role Description.pdf

TOOL SHOP QUARTERMASTER
Know your way around a workshop? We have a vacancy for a voluntary Tool Shop Keeper within our Construction Crew. This position would suit an experienced tradesman who is now looking for a part time project and the opportunity to develop contacts and share knowledge . Successful applicant will be a creative problem solver, organised, who enjoys helping others develop new skills and being able to immerse themselves in a project right through from design to build completion. The right candidate would thrive in a busy work environment whilst remaining health and safety conscious.

Tool Shop Keeper Role Description.pdf

CONSTRUCTION WORKER
Handy with a hammer? We are looking for keen bods to join our volunteer construction team to help build the festival you love. This position would suit a tradesman who is now looking for a part time project and the opportunity to develop contacts and share knowledge. However, keen is the key so any skill level will be considered. Successful applicant will be a creative problem solver who enjoys helping others and being able to immerse themselves in a project right through from design to build completion. The right candidate would work on a range of jobs from building a full scale stegosaurus to putting down wood chip in areas of uneven ground. Our construction team work against the clock to produce Nozstock, but maintain a key eye for detail. They thrive in a busy work environment whilst remaining health and safety conscious. Ideally this is a pre-festival role with regular trips to the farm in Herefordshire required, but a limited amount of over-the-weekend applications will be considered for the right applicant.

Construction Worker Role Description.pdf

DECOR CREW
Decor crew must be available to work on site from May onwards. Hours are flexible.  Fill in our application form to join the fold….

Paid Roles

MARKETING ASSISTANT
If you have existing experience in events marketing, are good at the hard graft as well as the more creative tasks, and are keen to get more experience working for a grassroots festival, then read on. We’re looking for a self-managing, inventive up-and-coming marketer, with a good nous for prioritising, and the ability to get things done quickly. You’d be working with the festival coordinators, existing small remote marketing team, and volunteer interns to deliver the 2017 Nozstock Festival campaign. The role encompasses work across various channels of marketing: you’ll be creating content for the website, social media and newsletters, striking partnerships, managing competitions, leading on our ambassadors campaign, reporting on marketing output, and working with the team to realise the Nozstock vision and identity to new visitors.

The role is offered at 28 days total, across months February to July —  working days flexible with some of this time to be spend on site at the farm in Herefordshire, some can be remote-working.

Daily fee negotiable — seeking a beginner/intermediate marketer at assistant level.

If you’re interested, send a CV and your statement of interest (300 words) to work@nozstock.com with the subject MARKASSIST by 6 February 2017.

Download Marketing Assistant Job Description.pdf


A colourful collective.
Photo: Ben Corbett