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Recruitment for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 is open now! Take advantage of your opportunity to become a part of the world's longest continually-running film festival.

In case you hadn't noticed yet, our jobs page is live and recruitment for EIFF 2014 is open!

EIFF is now in its 68th edition, and we're looking for people like you to get involved. Every year, we hire an on-season team for the Festival to help us to ensure that questions are answered, programmes are printed, tickets are sold, industry events go smoothly, and that everyone attending has a great time.

The Festival doesn't happen by magic. We rely on the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of approximately 84 temporary paid roles, 14 placements and an amazing 145 volunteers each year.

Whether you're looking for a paid, placement, or volunteer position at the Festival, we're searching for keen film enthusiasts, programme planners, marketers, hospitality experts, and more. Read on and see if any of these posts take your fancy...


Volunteer positions span the entire Festival. Volunteers carry out specific roles, working for up to 3 weeks – and the EIFF simply could not happen without them.

Visit the volunteers page to read about the huge number of volunteer roles that are currently available.


Looking for a way into the film industry? You've come to the right place. Placements are mentored, learning opportunities, providing valuable work experience within a specific team at the Festival. If you are interested in experiencing the planning stages, as well as the event itself, these may interest you.

Check out the full list of openings here.


As part of our Industry programme, EIFF offers a series of talent development events, which support project and career development for emerging filmmakers, composers and sound designers.

Click here and check out the current assistant, coordinator and manager positions.


Guest Services
In the last 10 years EIFF has showcased some of the best emerging and established talent the film industry has to offer, and our Guest Services team is responsible for taking the care of our esteemed guests.

In 2013, the team managed arrangements for 226 Industry guests and a further 528 guests of the Filmmakers. Think you have what it takes to be at the forefront of customer service?


Are you a whizz with lists? The Development team is currently looking for a Guest List Coordinator.

There's also a Development Placement available which is ideal for anyone considering a career in fundraising, corporate sponsorship, events or stakeholder management.


Next door to Development, Marketing is where the magic happens.

Our marketing team recently won an award from the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and we are currently looking for diligent and creative people to join the team. Give 'em a shout!


EIFF offers a wealth of Learning events for all ages, from a very popular schools programme to events for adults considering, or furthering, a career in the film industry.

Currently we're looking for a Student Jury Co-ordinator to join the team – click here to learn more.


Naturally, as a Film Festival we're looking for Technicians to help it go off without a hitch.

Interested? Apply over here.



Please note that ALL applications must be made through the online form at

Don't forget to read over our Recruitment Policy before submitting your application. Good luck!

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