Festival City Theatres Trust operates two busy venues in Edinburgh, the Festival Theatre (1,900 seats) and the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) - plus the Studio at the Festival Theatre - with a broad range of different productions throughout the year.

Festival Theatre Café Assistant – temporary position

The Festival Theatre is looking for an experienced, customer-orientated assistant to work in the Festival Theatre Café during the summer months.
Having recently taken the operation of the Festival Theatre Café in-house we offer a welcoming destination serving simple fresh food & drink sourced from local suppliers.
You will have had previous experience in a café, bar or restaurant that prepares and serves fresh food, and an excellent track record in customer service. 
You will be joining one of Scotland’s premier cultural organisations with an expanding programme of events and increased audiences.
Your work pattern includes days and evenings and any potential candidate must be available to work shifts both evenings and weekends including Sundays.
Please read the job description and person specification before making your application.
Applications should include an up to date CV and a letter (of no more than one side of A4) detailing how your experience meets the requirements of the role.  Please also include two references (Referees will not be approached unless the job is offered).  
An ‘equal opportunities monitoring form’ and ‘additional information form’ should also be returned with your application.
Salary £8.45 per hour, paid weekly in arrears. Pay rates are reviewed in April each year
This position is temporary and runs until Saturday 2nd September. The role is part time and we aim to offer between 16 to 25 hrs per week depending on the Theatre schedule.  
Applications must be received before noon on Thursday 1st June. Please email
Interviews for the post will be held at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June 2017.
If you wish to apply and if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact

Festival City Theatres Trust strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and is proud to be Investors in People since 2005.


The Festival and King’s Theatres have recently been selected as one of the UK’s top 100 companies to work for in ‘The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For’ list of 2015

Applications and Guidance

We are proud to offer applicants an opportunity to work with us and will ensure that all applications are dealt with equally and in line with our Equal Opportunities Policy. Our selection and recruitment process is structured to enable heads of departments to select the most suitable candidates to join the Trust. 

Advertised Vacancies
Targeted recruitment will be carried out in the press and/or on the internet for all vacant positions. Every vacancy is advertised on this page. The advert will give all the details required about how to apply and state a deadline for completed applications.  Please ensure all documents you send clearly state which position you are applying for.
Speculative CVs
All vacancies will be advertised and we do not accept speculative CVs.  If there are no vacant positions listed on this website, then we are not recruiting.  There are a number of departments (Customer Services / Box Office / Stage / Electrics / Wardrobe) for which casual staff recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we will place notices on this page should we be requiring new staff, but if there is no ad, then we are not recruiting.  Full details on how to apply for positions in these departments will be noted in the job advertisement.

Work Experience/Placements
The Trust is unable to offer work experience placements at this time due to the level of resources available and the volume of such requests. 
If you have any queries or questions on recruitment with the Trust, please contact Iain Ross, Director of Finance and Human Resources on 0131 622 8093 or email