PLACEMENTS (All teams)
Festival Office Placements (2 posts)
2 staggered posts between mid March and end July. Mostly part-time. Flexible working considered.
Part of the Operations team, Festival Office Placements support the activities of all Festival Departments ensuring they have the information and resources needed to prepare for and deliver a successful Festival. Assisting with general enquiries, staff communications, contact lists, deliveries, taxis, couriers and recruitment activities; this role provides an appreciation of the organisation, planning and resources needed behind a major event.
Working in a small team you will carry out set administrative tasks, whilst also responding to a range of requests from individuals and departments across the Festival. You will get to know who does what, how best to reach them, and how to facilitate a busy event office. Through the role, you will build confidence in communicating effectively by email, phone and social media, increase your industry knowledge and gain a valuable overview of the whole Festival.
You will need to be good with people - on phones and in person - and have great stamina to keep smiling when you're juggling lots of information. You must enjoy a busy office environment, work well in a small team and be happy working behind-the-scenes.
The Festival Office Placement may be of particular interest if you’re considering a career in arts administration, film or festival production, or are looking for an opportunity to develop the planning, administration, team working and communication skills needed in event management.
Please download and read the attached description of this Placement for further details before applying.
EIFF Placements are mentored, learning opportunities, providing valuable work experience within a specific team at the Festival. Please see the EIFF Recruitment Policy in the introduction section for further information on EIFF Placements.
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