Jennifer Johnston
Pauline McLynn
Gerry Hunt
Mary Morrissey
Frank McGuinness
Ross Lewis


Dublin Book Festival 2014: Interns Wanted

by Admin on June 25, 2014

We are looking for two interns to assist in the organisation and marketing of this year’s festival, which will take place from the 13th – 16th November 2014. Successful candidates will need to able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a dynamic team.This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to get first hand experience of running a festival and working within the arts. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop relationships with authors and publishers in addition to getting a hands-on overview of what it means to organise a large-scale event.

Online Marketing Intern

The successful candidate will work with the Dublin Book Festival’s in-house web content manager and develop relevant online content which they will post and publicise on the festival website, This will include the opportunity to conduct interviews with participating authors as well as managing social media competitions and PR exercises. Marketing experience as well as a working knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential.

Administrative Assistant

We are also looking for an administrative assistant to help in organising this year’s festival. The assistant will work closely with the Programme Director in developing this year’s programme as well as liaising with authors, booksellers and publishers in order to make sure that the structure of the festival runs smoothly. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programmes, have fluent English and a knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential. We are looking for people with excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

*The internships offered are unpaid, however, travel expenses will be covered. Days worked are flexible and will be 2 days per week. To apply for any of these internships, send a current CV and Covering letter to

Closing Date: 4th July 2014


Volunteer: Dublin Book Festival 2014

by Admin on October 3, 2013

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals. This annual public Festival showcases, supports and develops Irish Publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors, all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of Irish Publishing and its authors.

This Festival, which is shared by publishers, contributors and audiences alike, is one of celebration – celebration of a country that produces some of the best literature in the world and of the teams behind them that make it all happen.

We will be looking at recruiting volunteers for the festival from September 2014, so please check back then to download the form.



This year, for the week running up to and the days during the Dublin Book Festival, we are looking for confident and enthusiastic drama students, groups and individuals to take part in a series of live pop-up performances on LUAS and DART in Dublin city centre locations. This would involve surprise readings of both poetry and prose to help spread word of the Festival.

This is an exciting opportunity for eager young actors and adults alike to exercise their imagination in front of a wide and varied audience, to remind people of the celebration, the community, and the collective awesomeness of Dublin Book Festival.

Participation in the Festival is open to those who are over the age of 18 years only. Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role. If interested, please reply to where we would be happy to pass on more information.

The Dublin Book Festival Team!


by Admin on October 10, 2012

If you would like to volunteer with the festival in 2013 please send an email to us at

We will not be processing applications until Summer 2013