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Assembly Festival sets the standard for theatre, comedy, and entertainment and are one of the largest multi-venue operators on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We present high calibre work in temporary theatre spaces across the city, ranging from lecture theatres and churches to tents and shipping containers. 

We are also delighted to announce that we are running a substantial new hub venue in Coventry, UK City of Culture. Assembly Festival Garden will be a centrepiece for the city’s year of cultural celebrations and will run until mid-October 2021. There will be a number of employment opportunities at the event that will also be listed below.

Assembly Festival supports the principle of equal opportunity in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs. To avoid discriminatory practice in the recruitment of new employees, selection for the interview is based entirely on job-related criteria. All our roles are paid National Living Wage as a minimum.

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Current vacancies

Finance Officer

Reports to: Finance Manager


Assembly sets the standard for theatre, comedy and entertainment on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, by providing high calibre work in temporary theatre spaces in the magnificent Assembly Hall, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint, Assembly Rooms and Assembly Roxy. Assembly creates a magnificent programme of around 200 shows in comedy, theatre, dance, cabaret and music drawn from over 20 countries. 2021 saw the addition of Assembly Festival Garden as part of Coventry’s City of Culture celebrations.

Role description

The Finance Officer role supports the Finance Manager and General Manager with the financial management of the company, working with the seasonal Payroll and Accounts Assistant to ensure team members and invoices are paid on time and within budget. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Input all new data on accounting system Xero 
  • Collate data in Excel Spreadsheets as needed
  • Preparing data for Cash Flow Forecasts 
  • Assist Finance Manager with duties as and when required 
  • Support the generating of data for gathering statistics for reporting and fundraising
  • Work with the programming, bars and catering team, marketing, technical and operations teams to ensure flow of information/documents and supporting queries and processes.
  • Support Assembly Festival’s commitment to Assembly Theatre Ltd a registered charity.
  • Preparing payments in online banking 
  • Daily processing banking activity in the accounting system 
  • Monthly coding and inputting of any petty cash or prepaid card costs 
  • Updating/collating information for cash flow
  • Allocate purchase orders & input invoices on the system
  • Generate payments
  • Produce sales invoices/credit notes as raised by department heads 
  • Provide credit control via telephone, email and fax 
  • Process weekly & monthly payroll 
  • Control / Preparation of all payroll payments

Personal specification

  • Self-motivated, proactive self-starter who is able to work through complex tasks independently.
  • Ability to devise quick and effective solutions to practical problems.
  • Ability to work towards deadlines 
  • Proficient in working with Excel
  • Sound knowledge of VAT and PAYE processes
  • Quick to learn, implement and share new systems with others 
  • Patience, flexibility and a team player
  • Desirable: experience with Xero, Modular and Brightpay.

Working pattern

The position is based in our Edinburgh office, though some home working and flexible working patterns may be considered. Evening and weekend work may be required in busier periods. The employee is entitled to twenty-five days leave per year, plus eight public holidays, at such time as agreed in advance.


£28,000 per year

Application deadline

Monday 20 September at 12:00pm UK time

Application process

Apply through our dedicated online application portal - TeamDetails


Assembly Festival are looking for people to join our team in Coventry for 2021. We are delivering the Assembly Festival Garden as part of the Coventry City of Culture 2021. If you love culture, people, art, food, drink or a combination of all of these then this is an opportunity not to miss.

As part of the Assembly Festival team in Coventry, you will have the chance to see any of the shows at the Assembly Festival Garden for free, and receive a significant discount at the bars, as well as delivering a packed programme of entertainment. Our staff help make an audience member’s visit truly memorable, whether serving at the bar, selling tickets or seating people, we pride ourselves on making sure every part of the customer journey is a premium experience.

Assembly has developed a reputation for excellence with both artists and audiences, and people travel from all over the world to join our team; why not join us.


Front of House Team

We’ll be looking for gregarious and outgoing people who love chatting with the public, working as part of a team and getting things done on time. You will be responsible for getting our audiences into and out of our venues safely and smoothly at the start and end of each show, and ensuring that we keep to a tight running schedule. You have to be interested in theatre, music and comedy and be able to talk to customers about Assembly Festival Garden shows and the wider Coventry City of Culture programme. Most importantly you must be polite and helpful, even when under pressure, and convey enthusiasm for, and knowledge of our diverse artistic programme.


If you have any further questions email us at [email protected]


Box Office Team

The team are trained to have a thorough knowledge of the ticketing system (VIA) and our extensive multi-arts programme. As a member of Box Office staff, you will be an important and skilled team member, able to sell all varieties of tickets and special offers, resolve customer queries, advise and direct customers, and make recommendations from our exciting and diverse range of shows. We will be looking for cheerful and professional people happy to gather and organise information for our customers, providing unbeatable customer service at this front line position.

If you have any further questions email us at [email protected]


Bars Team

Bars are an essential part of the Assembly Festival experience, they are the social areas where audiences and performers gather, adding to the energetic buzz of the venues. At Assembly, we pride ourselves on creating unique, professional and safe environments for performers and audiences to get a drink pre-show, as a place to meet friends or to unwind. If you have previous bar or waiting experience, are passionate about all aspects of bar service, willing to work hard and learn new skills, then it may be for you.

If you have any further questions email us at [email protected]

We require all our staff to be over 18 (due to Licensing restrictions), have a UK bank account, speak fluent English and have the necessary visa requirements to work in the UK.


Applications for these positions can be made via our online application form which can be completed below: