We are looking for a host to support and co-ordinate the Nova artist cohort during their week at the Edinburgh festivals.

The Nova programme is designed for artists with a desire to gain more international experience to help them access international opportunities with networking and development at the Horizon Showcase.

The Nova Artist Host will accompany the group to Horizon performances and events, helping them get to know each other, supporting them in navigating the Edinburgh festivals context, and generally ensuring they have a fantastic time!

We are open to applications from a wide range of people, and you don’t need to have worked in exactly this kind of role before. You might be an artist yourself, or have experience of working with groups or of supporting individuals in different contexts. You are not required to be an access support worker, but you will have a good understanding of access requirements. Ideally, we would like to appoint someone from the global majority*, to reflect the identities of the artist cohort. Knowledge of the city of Edinburgh and the festivals is essential for this role.

Dates: Sunday 20 August – Friday 25 August 2023

Pay: £800 for 40 hours to be worked across the above dates, to be paid on a PAYE contract.

Schedule: During the week, the host will accompany the Nova artist cohort to 9-10 shows, with start times ranging from 10am to 10pm, 3-4 workshop sessions, and a series of meals and networking events.


How to Apply

Please complete the form here, where you will be asked to upload a CV and to answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • What previous experience do you have which makes you suitable for the role?

The questions can be answered by a written response or by uploading audio or video files.

Deadline for applications is midday on Monday 19 June 2023.

Download the job pack here:

PDF  Word doc


Any Questions?

Please email Alex Ward, Horizon’s Admin and Producing Assistant, if you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about this role – admin@horizonshowcase.uk


*By ‘global majority’ we include people who identify as Black, from the African diaspora, Caribbean diaspora, East Asian diaspora, South East Asian diaspora, South Asian diaspora, West Asian and Middle East diaspora, Latinx diaspora, Indigenous people, and people whose identities may include any of the above. We understand that language is in flux and many different people choose to use many different terms. We are open to reflecting terms you wish to use.