Work for the Dublin Book Festival : ya-hay ! :)

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
One of Dublin’s largest and most vibrant book festival is looking for three interns (unpaid) to assist in the organisation and marketing of this year’s festival, which will take place from the 14th – 17th November 2013. Successful candidates will need to able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a dynamic team.This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to get first hand experience of running a festival and working within the arts. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop relationships with authors and publishers in addition to getting a hands-on overview of what it means to organise a large-scale event. All internships will be based in Dublin, however, hours are flexible (approx. 15 hours per week) and candidates have the option of working largely from home.


Online Marketing Intern

The successful candidate will work with the Dublin Book Festival’s in-house web content manager and develop relevant online content which they will post and publicise on the festival website, This will include the opportunity to conduct interviews with participating authors as well as managing social media competitions and PR exercises. Marketing experience as well as a working knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential.


Administrative Assistants

We are also looking for two administrative assistants to help in organising this year’s festival. These assistants will work closely with the Programme Director in developing this year’s programme as well as liaising with authors, booksellers and publishers in order to make sure that the structure of the festival runs smoothly. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programmes, have fluent English and a knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential. We are looking for people with excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.


*The internships offered are unpaid, however, travel expenses will be covered in addition to days worked during the festival itself. To apply for any of these internships, send a current CV and Covering letter to



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