The Beneath the Baobabs team is a working family of creatives, logistical engineers and individuals inspired by a vision of an alternative future centred around our beautiful location on the coast of Kenya. Whether we are working towards one of our major festivals or preparing for a private event, we are always on the lookout for new team members.
We look for creative individuals with a passion for events and sustainability. We are looking for positive and self-driven individuals capable to oversee projects effectively and play an important role as part of an exciting team. Strong communication skills and empathy are key to working effectively with us; we welcome ideas and initiative from all participants, with the possibility of growth within the organisation for those who develop ideas with us.
As we approach an event, the team grows exponentially, allowing for people from all walks of life to rub shoulders and create cultural statements that make a difference. Each member of our team is a steward for our incredible site, offering a sense of collective pride and duty.
For current Job Applications or Opportunities to Volunteer, any active call-outs will appear here and on our social media.
Current Call Outs
All applications for Beneath the Baobabs Festival 2022/23 are closed. Sign on to the relevant email list below to be notified when applications open for future events.
Beneath the Baobabs has a participatory culture, welcoming people of all backgrounds to contribute to the site and our events. Our vibe is communal, open and authentic. Volunteering is typically a lot of hours fetching, minding, painting, moving and doing the leg work, but for those who get selected, it’s a great way to experience our events on a budget and get behind the scenes access. Great for up and coming artists, creatives and those keen to learn new skills.
A volunteer at BtB can expect to join a vibrant community on site in the build up to an event, with camping and catering provided, as well as team building activities and a conscientious Human Resources department on call; we ensure that all Volunteers needs are met.
Any open calls for Volunteer Applications will be listed here on our website. However, if you want us to keep in touch and send you volunteering opportunities as they happen, then please subscribe to our list below.
If you have some unique skills that you think we could be delighted to welcome, please tell us more in the form at the bottom of this page.
Each event we produce has a specific musical focus, so we are always keen to hear of new talent, old talent or hidden talent. Keep your eyes open for call outs. Don’t forget, if you have an idea for your brand or crew, there’s always the option of holding your own event set to the backdrop of our amazing Beneath the Baobabs site!
Please send us links to your EPK or website (no large file attachments please) so we can see & hear what you do – we’ll make sure to get back to you soonest!
Any artists call for future events will be listed here on our website. If you’d like to keep in touch please subscribe to the performers list below
VENDORS & SUPPLIERS
Cuisine, Snack & Delicacy Pushers; Juice, Fermented Brew & Ice-lolly Peddlers (as long as it’s non-alcoholic); Trinket Merchants and eccentric service providers, we want you. Rent a stall at one of the Beneath the Baobabs events and allow our world to sample all that you have to offer.
Any open calls for Stall and Vendor Applications will be listed on our website. Stay tuned & join our Vendors’ Mailing list!
You can choose to stay informed by joining our vendors mailing list below.
VISUAL & INSTALLATION ARTISTS
Beneath the Baobabs is open, willing and ready to be used as a canvas for daring artists in all mediums. Installations can be placed within our Baraza Hub gallery or as immersive experiences scattered around our 50 acre playground. We are particularly interested in connecting with installation artists who resonate with our core values around re-use and leave no trace.
Any open calls for Visual and Installation Artist Applications will be listed below.
PRESS & MEDIA
We are always delighted to welcome members of the media who are interested in covering our story, our vision, our events. Beneath the Baobabs is only at the beginning of its journey to offer a cultural sanctuary for a number of exciting creative movements emerging from East Africa. Since a good few years, there is already a beautiful movement of creatives, community builders, activists, eco-builders and other dreamers who have decided to migrate to Kilifi and make it their new home.
Please get in touch for collaborations and editorials.
Press and Photography Pass requests for our events will be announced here and on our social media. You can also subscribe to our Press list below to stay tuned!
GROUND / THEATRICAL PERFORMERS
Performance artists, acrobatic troupes and theatre collectives add the wonderful extra magic and colour to our events – they are key elements of our creative community and the heart and soul of our events. Our venue is fully kitted out with stages, hanging wires and very special locations for workshops. If you would like to hold a Performance Workshop, a gathering for Performers, or apply to perform at our next events, get in touch (below).
Any open calls for Ground / Theatrical Performance applications will also appear on this website.
Any openings or calls for volunteers, vendors or performers will be listed here on our website.
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If you have an enquiry not related to openings, and not covered in our FAQs please feel free to use this form here to get in touch.