NDW2023 crew during Partners' event at Afrika House

APPLY to be Crew at NDW2024

Festival crew open call closes October 31st 2023


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Last Updated Sept. 13th 2024

As part of supporting crew, you'll play a crucial role in bringing creativity to life, connecting with designers, artists, and enthusiasts, and ensuring the smooth execution of this year's festival.

A minimum 4-day availability is required, longer commitments are highly encouraged.

**WHERE: **Opportunity Factory Site, Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi.



FESTIVAL: 9th - 17th March 2024

CREW NEEDED: January - March 2024


Documentation & Content Creation

We're on the lookout for talented individuals with a passion for storytelling and creativity to be part of our Documentation & Content Creation Crew duties include but not limited to;

  • Support with creating graphical assets
  • Develop compelling and visually appealing stories through photos, videos and graphics
  • Working with the official photographer and videographer to capture and edit


We're assembling a dynamic marketing crew to take our brand to new heights. If you're ready to craft compelling campaigns, engage audiences, and leave a lasting impression, this is your chance to make a meaningful impact. Duties include;

  • Social Media Management
  • Event promotion by distributing marketing materials,
  • Monitor marketing efforts, track data, and analyze campaign performance,
  • Collaborate with local media outlets, influencers, and bloggers to secure coverage and features about the Festival
  • Develop Compelling blog posts of the event post marketing.

Tech & Audio-Visual

We're assembling a Tech & Audio-Visual team to create unforgettable experiences. If you're skilled in the world of technology, audio, and visual wizardry, this is your chance to be part of our festival projects, your duties will include:

  • Assist in the setup, installation, and testing of audiovisual equipment, including screens, projectors, sound systems, microphones, and lighting, to ensure all technical aspects are functioning properly before events.
  • Provide on-site technical support during events, troubleshooting any issues that may arise with TV/AV equipment, internet connectivity, or other technical setups.
  • Help maintain and organize AV equipment storage areas, ensure equipment is properly inventoried, cared for and ready for future use and finally work closely with other event volunteers and staff
  • Ensure seamless coordination between the technical aspects and overall event logistics.

Festival & Exhibit Production

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, love art, you're organized, and enjoy orchestrating seamless festivals, this is your chance join our production crew, duties include but not limited to:

  • Working with the festival team to Install, move, decorate and improve the festival and individual experiences within it.
  • Painting; Moving festival props and furniture; arranging spaces. Be prepared to be actively lifting, walking and assisting setting up.
  • Post festival you will be tasked with post- event clean-up and restoration of the festival areas, ensuring the venue is left in excellent condition.

Festival Guide and Customer Experience

We are looking for individuals who possess a natural talent for providing exceptional customer service and a passion for guiding festival-goers through unforgettable experiences? your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assist with managing crowds, especially during peak hours, to ensure a smooth flow of foot traffic and minimize congestion at the ticketing desk. Look after storage.
  • Track exhibitor teams and support with signing in.
  • Act as a resource for visitors, addressing their concerns, resolving issues, and directing them to appropriate festival staff or services when necessary
  • Gather feedback from visitors to identify areas for improvement and relay feedback to the festival organizers.
  • Look after visitors, exhibitors, spaces and exhibits
  • Provide assistance and directions to people around the site.

Crew may also be assigned general tasks when necessary

IMPORTANT: We believe in diversity and equality. If you would like to take part in a particular crew but feel unable to participate physically, please let us know in your application. Our Team will work collaboratively to address these needs and provide appropriate support.

Please let us know of any medical conditions, allergies or beliefs that we should know about to make your experience more comfortable (e.g. diabetes, nut allergy, partially sighted, vegetarian, need a space to pray).

There will be opportunities to participate before, during and after the festival. Applications will be selected on a rolling basis. We encourage early submissions.


Are crew paid?

Yes, crew will receive a stipend and lunch.

Do you have to be physically available?

Yes, you will be required to attend orientation and to be present on site before during and after the festival

I have a skillset that is not listed; what should I do?

Tell us in your application about your skills and how they can be relevant to the festival

For any inquiries, you can email us on festival@nairobidesignweek.com