VOLUNTEERS (All teams)

Volunteers carry out specific roles across the Festival, working for up to four weeks. There are roles suited to all levels of experience, providing opportunities to gain new skills and experience, or to use existing skills to support EIFF and help contribute to the Festival’s success. Working hours differ from team to team – some have clear daytime shifts, others are more programme/events based – providing a range of opportunities to suit different circumstances and interests.

All volunteers have a line manager who is responsible for any relevant training, supervision and support during the role. On-site training is also given to venue and technical teams.

EIFF could not take place without our loyal volunteer force.

The rewards of a Volunteer Post with EIFF include:

- The chance to see EIFF films and attend EIFF events.

- Access to EIFF's Delegate Centre with cafe/bar and Videotheque, and a wide range of Industry Events.

- A working environment with lots of colleagues who are passionate about film.

- Including your time with EIFF on your CV.

- Staff and volunteers are listed by name in the Official EIFF Catalogue in recognition of their dedication and service.

- Invitation to the Staff Wrap Party.

We’re looking for volunteers who share our passion for film, ensuring EIFF 2015 is a great success. You’ll care about providing a great customer service to our audiences, guests and delegates; have experience, ambitions or qualities suited to the role you’re applying for, and be able to commit to the dates of the role and the ‘All Staff Meet’ training day on Saturday 13th June. Please note that all volunteer roles start before the first public day of the Festival.

When applying you can specify up to 7 volunteer positions that are of interest, starting with your preferred position.

The second stage in the selection process is an interview. If you are shortlisted for interview we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date and time.

Audience Awards Volunteers (15 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 15 full-time posts.

Audience Awards volunteers assist with the screening of all films eligible for the prestigious Audience Award.

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Customer Care Volunteers (6 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 6 full-time posts.

Assisting on the busy front line at the Filmhouse, you will provide a welcoming information service for public and guests during the Festival.

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Delegate Centre Volunteers (10 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the festival period plus training. 10 full-time posts.

You are the welcome face of the Festival at our Delegate Centre, greeting industry visitors, press and filmmakers alike.

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Display Volunteers (8 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 8 full-time posts.

A physical and creatively active role within a lively and dynamic team who organise the displays for Festival venues and events.

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Event Volunteers (12 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 12 full-time posts.

Event volunteers assist with logistics required for special events, parties and screenings at the heart of the action of EIFF's biggest events.

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Events' Technical Volunteer (1 post)

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

2 weeks in June, including Festival period plus training. 1 full-time post.

A chance to work behind the scenes with the Technical team, you will help provide the film, digital and audio-visual resources for the Festival.

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Front of House Volunteers (3 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 3 full-time posts.

Reporting to the Front of House Liaisons, you'll help with coordinating crowds, screenings and events at Cineworld.

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Guest Services Volunteer (1 post)

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

3 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 1 full-time post.

A dynamic role within the Guest Services team, who are responsible for organising guests’ travel, accommodation and schedules across the Festival.

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Hospitality Volunteers (3 posts)

2.5 weeks including June Festival period plus training. 3 full-time posts.

A front line opportunity, supporting the Hospitality Coordinator, who ensures that filmmaker guests are having a good time and making the most of festival networking opportunities.

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Industry Volunteers (12 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 12 full-time posts.

The Industry Coordinators need an enthusiastic, capable team to help prepare, organise and host an Industry programme of events, seminars and panel discussions.

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Jury Volunteers (4 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 4 full-time posts.

Working as part of the Guest Services team you will assist the Jury Coordinators in all activities related to taking care of the Festival juries.

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Picture Desk Volunteer (1 post)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 1 full-time post.

This role supports the Picture Desk Editor in the management of the Festival's photography and coordinating the Photography Team.

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Press & Industry Screenings Volunteers (10 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 10 full-time posts.

Attend at the screenings which are exclusively for our press, industry and filmmaker guest visitors.

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Print Traffic Volunteers (2 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 2 full-time posts.

This role is about literally getting the films from Festival HQ to the various cinemas.

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Promotion Volunteers (4 posts)

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

4 weekends in June, plus training sessions. 4 part-time posts.

Help promote EIFF 2015 over four weekends in June in various locations around central Edinburgh.

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Registration Desk Volunteers (13 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 13 full-time posts.

This is a front line role, welcoming and facilitating all EIFF's filmmaker & press guests, our film industry delegates and our accredited press visitors.

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Ticketing Volunteer (1 post)

4 weeks in June. 1 full-time post.

This role involves supporting the Ticketing Coordinator to oversee the ticket allocation for individuals and organisations from sponsors to guests and filmmakers.

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Translation and Interpreting Volunteers

Typically 2-4 days plus Festival induction/training.

We’re seeking volunteers to help with a range of translation and interpreting activities to support our renowned international programme and visiting guests from around the world.

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Videotheque Volunteers (8 posts)

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 8 full-time posts.

The EIFF Videotheque is an online viewing facility which allows passholders the opportunity to view films that they may have missed at scheduled cinema screening times.

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Volunteer Photographers (4 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 4 full-time posts.

The Festival Photography Team is responsible for taking official photos for the Festival and all of its activities.

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Screenings' Technical Volunteers (2 posts)

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

2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 2 full-time posts.

 A chance to work behind the scenes with the Technical team, you will help provide the film, digital and audio-visual resources for the Festival.

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