Volunteers have a great time and gain experience in producing a large scale event from the ground up. This experience can easily carry over to the process of producing any other event including films and concerts. This is a high technology event and hence, much will be learned about the current state of technology in the digital film, music and internet industries. Volunteers assist with event planning and coordination of the festival. In general, volunteers are needed for the four days of the event in September every year. Pre-festival volunteers are needed part-time all year long.
Basic Requirements for all Volunteers:
Must work at least ONE full shift (four hours)
Must be at least 17 years old
It would be helpful if volunteers possessed a mobile device. Volunteers should be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with the public and discreet when dealing with notable individuals and celebrities.
Perform various duties including Venue Captain, Greeter or Usher
Liaise with filmmakers during the festival
Operate file-based media player and other projectionist duties (demo required*)
Moderate filmmaker Q&As following each film screening
Record and photograph events
Assist in production of Opening Night Gala and Closing Day Awards Ceremony
Application process and information request:
Please review our Code of Conduct and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing please include your name, personal email address, cell phone number, positions of interest and available dates and times. If you have been referred to us by an educational or charitable organization, please mention the organization that referred you. Positions may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
*For those interested in the Projectionist positions, a brief demonstration of the media player equipment is highly recommended before your shift begins.
Thank you for your interest in joining the WILLiFEST team.