TravFest22 photographer


The Traverse Theatre is looking for a creative and innovative in-house photographer, who has the ability to capture the essence of the Traverse and its productions throughout the vibrant Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The photographer will be given the opportunity to access a variety of front of house and backstage areas and will be responsible for capturing:

- All production photo-calls

- Full production photographs for 2 x Traverse Theatre Company productions

- Behind the scenes areas and activity

- The busy theatre spaces

- The buzz of the bar and foyer spaces

- Other miscellaneous required scenes and individuals

The photographer will also be encouraged to suggest other scenes and set ups which they believe will help to capture the atmosphere of and work within the Traverse and be given access to a variety of areas when and where possible.

We estimate that the total time required for both capture, processing, editing and transfer of images for the above will take approximately 45 hours.

Should the Traverse’s requests or requirements result in hours which would reduce the equivalent hourly wage to less than £12, additional mutually agreed hours will be paid at a mutually agreed hourly rate.

Person specification

We are looking to work with any individual with a proven experience in capturing high quality and impressive imagery of live performance. They need not be formally trained in photography, or have worked professionally in this area previously, but they must be able to provide a selection of their previous work, ideally containing examples of performance and low-light capture, as part of their application for this position.

The successful candidate will work in accordance with and support the Traverse's mission, vision and values throughout their work.

How to apply

A full job description pack can be downloaded from this page, and should be considered prior to application.

If you would like to be considered for this freelance opportunity, please forward a representative portfolio of your work including production shots and reportage photography, and a short paragraph about yourself and your photography experience, to by 12pm on Friday 24 June, 2022.

TravFest22 in-house photographer job description