Are you interested in being a steward for the next Whitby Folk Week?

To apply please complete the 2018 on-line form here.

If you would like more information then check out our Frequently Asked Questions and if you have any further questions please contact

Whitby Folk Week depends on a large number of volunteer stewards who give their time and energy without pay. We appreciate their efforts: indeed, the festival's success depends on them. In return for around 4-5 hours per day you will receive a season ticket, including camping if required.


Stewarding jobs include:

Campsites: Working on either of the festival campsites. Campsite stewards are mainly required to arrive on Thursday or Friday before the festival.

Children's Events: We need stewards with up-to-date DBS (formerly CRB) clearance to help out with the children’s festival, checking and selling tickets, keeping registers of parents’ details and helping out wherever necessary.

Concerts: Selling and checking tickets on the doors of concerts, arranging rooms etc.

Collections: People to collect at dance spots, parades and in sessions.

Parades: Marshalling the dance parades on the opening Saturday and final Friday. Yes, you do get to wear a hi-viz jacket.

Spa (Pavilion): This is the Festival’s biggest venue, using the exhibition hall, main hall and theatre areas for concerts, ceilidhs and workshops. It requires a dedicated team of stewards (mainly working evenings and late nights) to sell and check tickets, arrange the rooms where necessary and staff the numerous entrances to the venue.

Workshops: Collecting and selling tickets at workshops.

We are always looking for people with First Aid Certificates to work on various events and venues.