Dates for 2019

  Travel to Edinburgh (Your specific arrangements will be in your offer email) Return from Edinburgh
Week 0: Thu 25th July (evening) All Thu 1st Aug
Week 1: Wed 31st July (1400) or Thu 1st Aug (1400) Sun 11th Aug
Week 2: Sat 10th Aug (1400) or Sun 11th Aug (1400) Sun 18th Aug
Week 3: Sat 17th Aug (1400) or Sun 18th Aug (1400) Mon 26th Aug
Week 4: Sun 25th Aug (evening) All Sun 1st Sept

The above table is a guide only and should you receive an offer of work, your specific arrival date will be provided in your offer email. 

Where arrival time is '1400' this is to allow scheduled training sessions to take place that afternoon. Where arrival time is 'evening' staff will not be expected to do any work that day and is designed to allow people to travel after their working day.

On days when the venues are open to the public, there will be two shifts per day. Shift times will depend on the programme of shows for this year. If we have a full programme the shift times for most staff will probably be:

Day: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Evening: 5:00 pm - 1:30 am

You will be asked to work a mixture of day and evening shifts, but we will try to ensure that you stay on one shift for a few days at a time. Shifts are generally published a week at a time and available by the end of the week before. You will not find out what roles you are doing or what times your shifts are until you arrive in Edinburgh unless you are specifically told in your offer email that you are part of either the dedicated Press and Marketing team or are a Show Operator. 

Meals and other breaks will be arranged by your Managers on each shift, and will be staggered so that staff can cover each others breaks. The Duty Manager is in charge of a shift in a venue.

There will be no fixed hours for working in weeks 0 (build) and 4 (clear out). Starting times each day will generally be determined by the need to receive deliveries / prepare pick-ups etc. Staff working these weeks should generally expect to work rather longer hours than in other weeks e.g. 0900 - 2200, and should come prepared for hard (and often rather dirty) manual work.

There are two cleaning days (Sunday 11th August and Sunday 18th August). These days allow newly arrived theatre companies to have their fit up, and to give time for the venues to be thoroughly cleaned. On these days, all staff (except a small number involved in fit ups with companies) will be expected to work a day shift, possibly with a late start if an evening shift was worked the previous day. These are not days off.