RFS role 2024

Join our team!

Published on 19-Dec-2023

We are pleased to be recruiting for two new roles to join the Refugee Festival Scotland team and work in the programming and delivery of the festival. 


Click on the links below for more information and application details.  

Engagement Officer    
1-year fixed term, with continuation subject to funding
4 days per week
£28,291 pro rata   

We are inviting applications for an Engagement Officer. The Engagement Officer will act as community lead for the festival and be the main point of contact for the festival’s small grants and event registration programmes, supporting the participation of refugee-led and refugee-supporting groups and organisations who put on festival events.  

The role also involves programming outreach and community focused initiatives as part of the festival, as well as organising networking meetings year-round that will bring together creatives, communities, and organisations in different parts of Scotland.  

Programming Fellowship 
February – July 2024
Up to 14 hours per week, 6-month contract
£10.90 per hour (UK Living Wage 2022-23, rates updated April 2024)

We are also looking for a Programming Fellow to join our team for 6 months and develop a strand of the 2024 festival. Supported by Creative Scotland, the fellowship is presented as a learning and development opportunity for gaining hands-on experience in festival programming and programming operations. The Fellow should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and themes of migration, but no programming experience is required. The Fellow will work closely with the festival team and will be supported to develop and deliver a programme of events.  

We invite applications from all arts backgrounds and specialisms, including music, performing arts, film, poetry, visual arts, heritage and socially engaged practice. Applicants should have lived experience of seeking refugee protection.   

Key dates
The deadline for applications for both posts is 10am Monday 22 January 2024. 

Expected interview dates are Monday 29 January (Programming Fellowship) and Tuesday 30 January (Engagement Officer). 

If you have any queries before you submit your application, you can email festival@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk.