VOLUNTEERS (All teams)
Event Volunteers (15 posts)
This position is being shortlisted or has been filled, and is therefore not open for applications.
2 weeks including the Festival in June and training. 10 posts.
Event Volunteers assist with extra logistics required to deliver special events, parties and screenings. These positions can get you to heart of the action at our biggest gala film screenings and parties. You may be asked to help in a variety of ways:
- Assisting at high profile red carpet events. You'll help setting up barriers, signage, technical equipment or even hoovering the red carpet itself. During the red carpet action you'll help with guiding guests and ushering photographers.
- Assisting at Festival parties - this can involve helping to prepare the venues, directing guests from cinema to party venues, handing out umbrellas or ice creams, ushering duties and acting as a runner.
- Plus throughout the Festival there can be additional special screenings or events where help is required to distribute information and goodies, direct guests, help with ushering at public screenings or perhaps help the technical team by holding the roaming microphone.
The shifts in the team can be quite varied. There are likely to be at least three longer days on Wednesday 18, Saturday 21 and Sunday 29 June. Briefing for these big event days can begin early on the day and involve long shifts with a fair bit of waiting around in between your duties. Other events will usually involve a shorter commitment of 2-4 hours, to be confirmed nearer the time. Availability on most other days of the Festival is important but you're likely to have lots of time off to enjoy the perks of volunteering.
Event volunteers must have great customer service skills, be able to follow instructions well, be reliable, flexible and enthusiastic team players but also confident working alone. These roles can involve some lifting and being on duty outdoors. You'll be able to keep focused on your role in a sometimes pressured, sometimes highly social, environment but this role will give you a great insight into the logistics required to deliver some of our biggest and most high profile events.
Please see the EIFF Recruitment Policy in the introduction section for further information on EIFF Volunteers.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the appointment of Mark Adams to the position of Artistic Director.