Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Join the Team

Expression of Interest

Ten Days on the Island is currently on the lookout for people to work in various casual and short-term roles to help deliver our 2021 March Festival. We are looking for skilled staff in the North West, North East and the South so if you’re interested in joining the team we’d love to hear from you.

More information on the roles available here

Call Out for Volunteers

Ten Days on the Island is lutrawita/Tasmania’s state-wide arts festival, and celebrates our state’s innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique identity.

We are looking for volunteersfrom the Festival’s three regional heartlands: West + North-West, North + North-East, and the South to help us deliver our 2021 program. If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you.

What do Ten Days on the Island volunteers do? 

Volunteers at Ten Days on the Island get to immerse themselves in a variety of exciting projects and roles, across some of lutrawita/Tasmania’s most stunning venues and landscapes. Working both indoors and outdoors, before, during and after the festival, there is a role for every ability, schedule and area of interest. In its 20th anniversary year, Ten Days on the Island are looking for individuals ready to represent the Festival with passion, energy and a smile!

Roles include:

  • Front of House, Ushering, Box Office
  • Exhibition Invigilating
  • Venue Set Up and Pack Down
  • Car Parking Marshalls
  • Promotional Activities
  • General Event Support

When and where?

Shifts will range from 3-5 hours between 5 – 21 March 2021, available across our three festival regions: West + North West, North + North East and Southern lutrawita/Tasmania. We will work around your location of residence and personal schedule.


We are looking for people with any and all of the following:

    • An interest in art, culture and community.
    • An interest in the festival/events industry.
    • A friendly personality with a good attitude and communication skills.

People volunteer for all sorts of reasons:

  • Experience and engage in unique cultural and artistic activities.
  • Play an important role in contributing to Tasmanian arts.
  • Build and develop skills.
  • Add experience to your resume.
  • Meet like-minded people.
  • Be active and connected in representing your community.

Volunteers will be provided with festival t-shirts, discounted tickets to selected shows and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Essential information

You must be the age of 16 or above to volunteer with Ten Days on the Island.

How to Apply

If you would like to volunteer with us in 2021, please fill out the online application form. We will be in contact within one week of receipt of application. Please keep in mind that spaces are limited and there are no guarantees of volunteers being placed. We are an inclusive organisation and wish to provide a working environment that is accessible for all. Please advise in the comments section as to any access requests, or other considerations, so that we may make suitable arrangements where possible.

If you have any questions, please make contact with the Ten Days on the Island Volunteer Manager: jessie.brough@tendays.org.au.


Call Out for dancers

If you are a dancer over 12 years of age, we would love to hear from you! The movement will be contemporary but dancers from all styles are welcome to participate in our opening event takes place outdoors on the beach.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to participate in this special event. For this event we are looking for dancers over 12 years of age. The movement will be contemporary but dancers from all styles are welcome to participate. Please note that this event take place outdoors on the beach.

To learn more about being involved in mapali see here