July 22, 2015

Applications Open for Bestival Volunteers

We’re looking for 3 brilliant volunteers to help at our Bestival workshops this summer! We have our own New Craft Society workshop tent in the Slow Motion area of the festival where we’ll be helping festival-goers to print and dye t-shirts and bags.

Bestival New Craft Society

You’ll work with a team of 5 other workshop leaders to help everyone get to grips with the methods we’re teaching and generally offer them help and guidance along the way. You don’t need to have experience in crafting or running workshops (although that would be great too!), but you will need bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in.

If this sounds like you, read on to find out more and how to apply.


You will need to:

  • Have an interest in crafts. Experience with tie dye or printing and being handy with a needle and thread would a bonus.

  • Be on site at Bestival at least between Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th September 2015. Ideally we’d like you to arrive Wednesday 9th and leave Monday 14th.

  • Be happy to work in shifts with other volunteers and team members between 10am-6pm on each day of the festival (Thursday-Sunday).

  • Be able to arrange your own transport to and from Bestival which is on the Isle of Wight.

  • Bring your own camping things and buy your own food during the festival.

  • Be aged 18 or over.

What we can offer you:

  • Training for all of the craft methods being used in the workshops.

  • Time off to explore the festival during the day and nights off with the rest of the team to watch some amazing headliners!

  • Your very own New Craft Society t-shirt to wear whilst running workshops 😉

  • Free entry to the festival and access to crew areas.

  • Valuable experience running workshops.

  • Hopefully a lot of fun!


If you’re interested we’d love to get to know you a little more so please send your CV and a short letter or email telling us why you’d be great, to Hannah and Rosie at info@thenewcraftsociety.com

Deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 4th August and telephone/facetime/skype chats will be arranged for the week after with shortlisted applicants.

Any questions just drop us an email at the above address, hopefully hear from you soon!

R + H.

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