Bar & Event Staff – Reading Festival

Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th August 2020
Reading RG1 8PA, UK,
Number of Days Available: 5
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Reading Festival is a huge UK music festival, showcasing the very best in rock music alongside a diverse lineup that spans from house and techno to grime, drum and bass and more. Sibling to Leeds Festival, the pair have become two of the country’s most famous music festivals, establishing themselves as a rite of passage for young festival-goers. Headliners include Rage Against The Machine, Stormzy and Liam Gallagher.

Bar & Customer Service required for Reading Festival. Please read below for information on each role, when calling up on your Call Back Day please make sure to specify which role you would like to work (and check with your friends if you are calling up for each other!).

Bar Staff

  • You will need to be on site for either the Thursday or Friday. There will be staff transport from big cities (see below)
  • All Bar Staff must be over 18 years of age, due to licensing requirements.
  • The bars will be incredibly busy throughout the events therefore you must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Shifts will be approximately 8- 14 hours a day, depending on the demands of the event.
  • You will be camping in the HAP staff campsite.
  • Food is provided by our client/bar operator, for this event you will receive a packed lunch and a meal voucher every working day. Vegetarian options will be available but unfortunately not all dietary requirements can be catered for. We recommend bringing your own snacks for throughout the weekend. Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the event.

Bar Staff Pay Rates

18–20 £7.76 (£6.92ph + £0.84ph holiday pay)

21-24 £9.19ph (£8.20ph + £0.99ph holiday pay)

25+ £9.77ph (£8.72ph + £1.05ph holiday pay)

 

Customer Service Event Staff 

  • You will need to be on site for either the Thursday or Friday. You need to make your own way to/from the festival.
  • You will be providing customer service and checking wristbands for guests entering upgrade areas.
  • Shifts will be approximately 6 – 12 hours a day, depending on the demands of the event.
  • You will be camping in the HAP staff campsite.
  • Food is provided by our client, for this event you will receive a packed lunch and a meal voucher every working day. Vegetarian options will be available but unfortunately not all dietary requirements can be catered for. We recommend bringing your own snacks for throughout the weekend. Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the event.

Customer Service Event Staff Pay Rates

18–20 £7.76 (£6.92ph + £0.84ph holiday pay)

21-24 £9.19ph (£8.20ph + £0.99ph holiday pay)

25+ £9.77ph (£8.72ph + £1.05ph holiday pay)

 

Reading Festival Official Website

Roles Available

Role

Bartender

Role

Front of House

Role

Events

Role

Bar Back

Camping

There is staff camping.

You will need a good quality tent and sleeping bag (that you will take home at the end of the event and reuse), no large tents allowed due to limited staff camping space. Bring toiletries, wellies/boots, clothes to keep you warm and dry and a battery pack (there will not be a phone charging point). Please make sure you keep valuables to an absolute minimum – as with any festival please don’t leave valuables in your tent when you are not there. HAP Recruitment cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Please pack light – the walk to the campsite can be long and you will have to be able to carry all your belongings!

Please leave nothing behind, take your tent and belongings with you and always dispose of all rubbish before leaving site.

Transport

There will be staff coaches to/from: Birmingham, London & Manchester

Please call the office promptly on your Call Back Day to ensure you get a space on your preferred coach.

You can also make your own way to/from the event. There will be staff parking details provided at a later date.

Uniform

Uniform – Staff must wear plain black, casual clothing. Minimal branding and comfortable footwear. Such as: black jeans/trousers/shorts/skirts/leggings (no tracksuits), along with black shoes/pumps/trainers. You need to wear a blank black t-shirt; however, you should bring a dark jumper or hoodie to wear underneath as it might get cold.

Heels, flip flops, or open toed shoes are NOT allowed on the bar.

Lineup

All Vacancies, Event Vacancies

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