Jobs and Volunteers


Melbourne Fringe is an annual celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. Every year, over 250 volunteers work across marketing, ticketing, administration, bars, front of house and programming to help ensure the successful delivery of each Festival.

Applications are now open for 2018. The best part? Everyone’s invited!

What’s Involved?

As a Melbourne Fringe volunteer you’ll typically contribute 15 – 25 hours of time across the Festival. Most volunteers help across five shifts of four to five hours each, but many put their hand up for more. Some volunteers also help before the Festival, assisting with site décor and administration behind the scenes. To assist with rostering, you’ll need to be available across at least five days in September.

How to Apply?

We want to give our volunteers an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The more details you can give about your interests, skills and availability, the better we can tailor your volunteer duties. To complete this application you will need a copy of the following (if you have one) RSA, Working with Children Check or additional certificates.

We have limited places available in our volunteer program so be sure to let us know all the fabulous pieces of information that set you apart from the rest and we will respond to your application within two weeks. If you don’t get a volunteer spot in the first round, you will join the waiting list – there may be opportunities to be involved if other volunteers drop out.

Please note you must be over 18 years old to volunteer.

Any particular area that you’d like to volunteer for? Click on the position description to find out more.

All Rounder Volunteer Position Description

Box Office Attendant Volunteer Position Description

Festival Bar Attendant Volunteer Position Description

Fringe Greeter Volunteer Position Description

Front of House Volunteer Position Description

Gallery Attendant Volunteer Position Description

What are my benefits?

The benefits of volunteering at Melbourne Fringe are plentiful. You are part of a team providing a platform for a vast, diverse range of voices, in celebration of the idea that when we come together, we create a safe space for risk taking. At Melbourne Fringe we love the weird and strange, the different and queer, the misfits and the freaks. We’re here to challenge perceptions and shake up the hierarchy, to be brave and unafraid, to explore the boundaries of art and to change the way you see the world.

Some volunteers sign up to gain arts experience and enhance their cultural practice, while others just like to be involved and have fun.

In return for your time and commitment with Melbourne Fringe we are pleased to offer other incentives such as a fab Fringe t-shirt, opportunties to see shows for free and an invitation to a VIP volunteer’s and staff party.

Please contact with any questions.

Applications Close: Friday 10 August 2018 at 5:00pm

If you are unable to apply using the online form please email or call (03) 9660 9600