VOLUNTEERS (All teams)
Event Volunteers (12 posts)
2 weeks in June, including the Festival period plus training. 12 full-time posts.
Event Volunteers assist with a variety of logistics required to deliver special events, parties and screenings. Many of the tasks are generally focused on being an extra pair of hands at the events. This post can get you to the 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.
- 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 a roaming microphone. At all of these events you will be a welcoming EIFF presence.
The shifts will be varied, shifts might be split with a few hours in between and waiting around is required with all shifts – nonetheless you will be a part of the Festival. There are likely to be at least three longer days on Wednesday 15, Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 June. Briefing for these big events can begin early on the day and involve long shifts with a fair bit of waiting around in between your duties. Other shifts will usually involve a shorter commitment between 1-5 hours per day. These events and a rota will be confirmed closer to the Festival, so availability over the EIFF dates is important, but you're likely to have lots of time off to enjoy the perks of volunteering. Flexibility is required, as some events might come up on a shorter notice and the rota will change.
Event volunteers must be reliable, focused, flexible, welcoming and enthusiastic team players but also confident working alone. They must have great customer service skills and be able to follow instructions quickly and take action accordingly. 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 and 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.
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