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Loony Dook Staff

Job Title: Loony Dook Staff
Location: Edinburgh City Centre
Department: Hogmanay 
Reporting to: Loony Dook Event Manager
Closing Date: 5pm, 13th December 2019
Interviews:  November through December 2019
Date of work: 1st January 2020

Company Profile 

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company, specialising in city centre live events and festivals. They operate one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, programming more than 200 shows across five city centre sites in 2019. 

2019 is the seventh year Underbelly has produced Edinburgh’s Christmas for City of Edinburgh Council which in 2018 saw over 770,000 tickets sold and almost 1 million people visiting the festival; 2019 is also their third year producing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay - Scotland’s New Year Festival - which in 2018-2019 welcomed 180,000 over the 3 days of the festival.

Elsewhere, and for 6 months of the year, Underbelly produces London’s original pop-up festival, Underbelly Festival Southbank, which occupies the banks of the River Thames. 

Underbelly also produces Christmas in Leicester Square, Udderbelly Festival in Hong Kong, West End Live in Trafalgar Square for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre.

In 2018 Underbelly sold over 1.5 million tickets to their various events.

Loony Dook Staff
The Loony Dook is a landmark event in Edinburgh's Hogmanay.  Loony Dook Staff are responsible for helping set up the event, assisting with the parade registration and form up, the procession and finally the packing up of the event.  As such you must be friendly to all members of the public and be a strong communicator.  You should be friendly, confident, good with people and able to organise large numbers of people.  A love for the outdoors is beneficial for this event.  Loony Dook Staff are the eyes and ears of the event. They monitor their area to make sure it's safe and tidy and that the public are getting to where they're going on time.  There’s no sitting at desks involved in the job so you should be good on your feet, have a confident manner and big voice, and be willing to scramble to action at a moments’ notice. 

Please note that this event takes place on the 1st January and public transport is limited, so you must be able to make your way to South Queensferry High Street in the morning on a bank holiday. 

How to Apply 
To apply, please fill in the application form   

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to contact those selected for interview.

Terms & Conditions 
Underbelly is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in its everyday operations. We are also committed to maintaining the open-access policy of Underbelly. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.
Underbelly strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
All personal data submitted to Underbelly in the form of personal details forms is used for recruitment purposes and equal opportunities reporting only. By submitting an application you consent to the Underbelly retaining your personal data for these purposes.  In accordance with GDPR all information submitted by unsuccessful applicants will be deleted within six months.