A Festival Career Online – Tickets on Sale

Monday 17th May
10am to 1pm


BAFA’s annual student conference A Festival Career¬†allows students or recent graduates to network with festival professionals, with a tailored programme of 1:1 networking, round table discussions and panel debates. This is a great opportunity if you’re interested in pursuing a career in the festivals sector but want to know more about what kind of jobs are available and how to get your foot in the door.

Tickets are now on sale and can be bought here.

The programme for the day is as follows:

10am – 10:50am
Exploring Careers in Festivals
Our panellists, Tessa Deterding (Publicist, Premier), Adam Pushkin (Freelance Producer, SHOUT Festival) will discuss how they came to work in festivals, the reality of working in festivals and share tips on what they have learned along the way.

10:50 – 11:10am
Short Break/Networking on Wonder.me

11:10am – 12:00pm
The Future of Festivals
Fiona Goh of BAFA, Mark Currie from RHASS, and David Jarman of Edinburgh Napier University discuss what the future might hold for festivals as we emerge from the pandemic and what this means for the sector’s professionals.

12:00pm – 13:00pm
Mentor Sessions
These will be breakout sessions with festival professionals in which you will be able to ask them about their career progression within the industry.

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