Help us plan for BIFF 2017 (March 2 – 5, 2017)
Starting now we have volunteer opportunities to work with us as a member of the BIFF 2017 Festival Staff. We’ll be opening our application process for BIFF Crew at the end of October. If you have some time between now and March, please take a look at the list of volunteer staff positions below. If you’re interested and think you may be qualified for one of these positions, please contact BIFF Executive Producer, Kevin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Communications Manager
This volunteer position is a part of our Great and Powerful volunteer management team. We’ll need you to be able to come into the office a couple of times a week (starting soon!) and help communicate with and recruit new Festival Staff volunteers. Willingness to learn and use BIFF gmail, google docs, and the Shiftboard database will be critical to your success in this position. Familiarity with how BIFF operates is also a big plus.
The sustainability team helps keep BIFF a green film festival! The managers of sustainability provide project management, coordination, and continual education to further our continual quest to become a zero waste event (we’re so close!). They also provide training to BIFF volunteers and help increase attendee and sponsor engagement around our sustainability initiatives.
BIFF is looking for someone with a general technical background to help with a couple of projects during the Festival. We’re going to have HD monitors running in various locations around the festival, Wi-Fi setups in a few locations and theatrical lighting installations. This person would help make the plan and lead the team of volunteers responsible for installing and maintaining the BIFF technical infrastructure during the Festival.
During the Festival, our team of amazing venue managers are the glue that holds everything together. They are in charge of managing each our film venues, our audience, and our volunteers staff, some of the brightest, fun people in Boulder. They make sure the Festival is running smoothly, communicating with all other groups working the venue, including stage managers, box office managers, building managers, line managers and others. Folks in this position are great communicators and have usually had some level of management experience.
BIFF is seeking experienced stage managers to help us keep our film programs informative, efficient and running on schedule. This is a volunteer position that requires a good deal of technical expertise, theatrical or production experience, and great people skills. You’ll be leading a team that includes video projection, sound, lighting, and communicating directly with BIFF moderators and guests.
Web Content Manager
BIFF is looking for a volunteer with great web/graphic design skills to help make our website even more vibrant and interactive. You could help our principal designer and web team constantly improve our most important communication tool. Familiarity with WordPress is handy here.
Staging a city-wide Festival can be a lot of fun but to keep it that way, it requires a lot of thoughtful planning. If you have some experience planning events, or would like to learn more about it, let us know, we have a great team you can be a part of for BIFF 2017.
Call 2 Action Talk Back Producer
BIFF is looking for someone to produce the Call 2 Action department of the festival. The job would entail identifying nonprofit organizations regarding film topics and specific areas of interest, while recruiting and training volunteers to assist with the program. This person would work with Call 2 Action groups on marketing films to their constituencies. They would also compile all C2A info for the BIFF program and website. And be prepared to attend offsite meetings with the committee to discuss regular updates.
If any of these volunteer activities tickle your fancy, please contact Kevin at email@example.com.