FESTIVAL AMBASSADORS: The role for the volunteer who’s up for nearly anything! Primary role is to answer questions about the festival and guide visitors between venues near the tent village. Ambassadors also fill in any of the listed positions (except for Drivers) around the festival when needed. This position requires volunteers to be highly mobile and travel between screening venues on foot or by van.
THEATER CREW: Assist at a screening venue by greeting patrons, answering questions, scanning tickets and passes, ushering and helping tidy between screenings as needed.
TECH CHECKERS (Certain qualifications required): Work with filmmakers before and during screenings to ensure quality picture and sound presentation. Act as communication liaison between filmmaker and projectionist. SOME KNOWLEDGE OF FILM PRESENTATION (including digital) AND BASIC TECHNICAL VOCABULARY NECESSARY. Audio/visual professionals encouraged to apply. (Works on a 6 hour shift and receives Captain-level benefits)
TENT VILLAGE STAFF: Help make the tent village the happy center of the festival by answering patrons’ questions, directing foot traffic, keeping the area tidy and assisting the Event Manager with additional events that may occur in either Tent Village or our satellite panel space at Red Emma's. Those able to lift heavy objects and having knowledge of electrical work encouraged to apply.
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL SALES TEAM: Help sell "Friend of the Festival" memberships and answer questions in the festival tent village. Must be outgoing. Sales experience a plus.
DRIVERS: (Certain qualifications required) Drive cargo vans around campus to assist Event Manager and operational staff in hauling materials and delivering necessities to sites on the festival campus. Volunteers interested in being a driver must have a clean driving record and valid insurance to participate. We will not be providing shuttle services to filmmakers this year.
FILMMAKER/VIP LOUNGE STAFF: Assist with maintaining the Filmmaker/VIP lounge by maintaining supplies, tidying up and providing excellent hospitality to guests in the lounge.
CLOSING NIGHT AFTER PARTY HELP: Help transform the tent village into an entertaining space. Provide hospitality at the after party. Bartenders and those with event, food service, or catering experience encouraged to apply.
If you choose one of the box office positions or merchandise table staff position described below, you must fill out the brief set of questions farther down the application.
MERCHANDISE TABLE STAFF: Sell festival merchandise and answer questions. Customer service or sales experience a plus.
BOX OFFICE TELLERS*: Sell tickets for festival programs, answer questions about the festival and accurately record ticket sales. Tellers work in shifts at the Parkway box office or at screening venues. Must be friendly, comfortable with technology, and have customer service and POS/cash handling experience. *(If you choose one of the box office positions you must fill out the brief set of questions farther down the application. May include additional training.)
CALL CENTER REP: Answer incoming calls to the festival and direct customers on how to purchase tickets to festival programs. Must be friendly, a good communicator and have customer service/call center experience.