The Festival and King’s Theatres are looking for experienced, customer-orientated, ushers and bar staff to join their existing team.  

With an excellent track record in customer service and events, you will be joining one of Scotland’s premier cultural organisations with an expanding programme of events and increased audiences.

Our work pattern includes afternoons and evenings and any potential candidate must be available for at least 4 shifts per week including Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinees.

We will be hosting an open recruitment morning at 10am for the posts which will be held at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on Saturday the 30th of September 2017. 

If you wish to apply, please bring with you an up to date CV on the day and if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact

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Please note the recruitment is being carried through Bruce Tait Associates. Please do not contact the Festival and King's Theatre directly.

In this role you will create and deliver a major gifts strategy and will cultivate major donors, developing the established pipeline and bringing new high-net worth individuals to secure five and six figure gifts. You will have highly developed relationship skills and will be well practised in soliciting major financial gifts. 

Closing date: noon, Monday 16th October 2017

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Please note the recruitment is being carried through Bruce Tait Associates. Please do not contact the Festival and King's Theatre directly.

Do you have superb writing skills with the ability to vary your writing style for different audiences? Responsible for achieving income from trusts and foundations, you will write proposals for a number of different channels to secure income for both the capital campaign as well as ongoing educational and community projects. You will be highly organised, used to handling a large case-load of work and be experienced and comfortable in working with senior level staff and donors.

Closing date: noon, Friday 13th October 2017

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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