PLACEMENTS (All teams)

Guest Services Placement

In this role you will learn about the Festival's hospitality arrangements for invited filmmaker and industry guests.

This position is being shortlisted or has been filled, and is therefore not open for applications.

Late April to early July. 1 full-time post. Flexible working will be considered.

Working with the Guest Services team, the Guest Services Placement assists with all arrangements to support the Festival’s many visiting filmmaker and industry guests. 

You will be primarily assisting the Guest Services Coordinators who arrange travel, accommodation, hospitality and itineraries for filmmaker, industry and press guests. In 2014, the team managed relationships with over 500 industry, filmmaker and press guests. You will help deal with enquiries from filmmakers and programmers, research contact details and travel routes and help ensure our records are kept up to date.

You will gain experience of a fast paced environment and a team working to tight deadlines with strict budgets whilst providing excellent customer service to our visiting guests. With support from the team, you will build confidence in communicating effectively and professionally by email and phone. During the Festival you will also be required to help manage guest attendance at screenings, events and functions and assist with hospitality arrangements, often liaising directly with guests, with the opportunity to put any language skills to use.

The Guest Services Placement may be of particular interest if you are considering a career in film festival management, talent management, hospitality or film PR, 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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