Volunteer Festival Staff Opportunities
BIFF's success depends on our fun-loving and hardworking volunteers! Come join us as a member of the BIFF 2020 Festival Staff! The following volunteer opportunities are available if you'd like a behind-the-scenes look at planning the Festival. If you're qualified and want to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Volunteer Festival Staff Positions
Box Office volunteers are the helpful, friendly people who handle ticketing and sales at film venues, as well as check-in for Special Events like Opening Night, CineCHEF, and BIFF Noir. New in 2020, the Box Office is expanding to handle advance sales and guest services in our new Festival Box Office inside the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center (VIC) on the Pearl Street Mall. We’re looking for volunteer staff to take the lead at our traditional Venue Box Offices. We’re also looking for new leads at our Festival Box Office which will open daily on the Pearl Street Mall beginning February 14th. More details coming soon!
Community Marketing volunteers are some of the savviest marketers in Boulder! Join this group of industry professionals and help get the word out about one of the best film programs in the country.
Decorating Boulder for a film festival requires equal parts flair, vision, and attention to detail. BIFF needs a point person to manage our signage and décor at our Venues, Festival Tent, and Festival Box Office on Pearl Street.
Event Producers are responsible for producing one or two of our very special parties during the Festival. You’ll be working independently for the most part, so it’s a good idea to have an event production background. If you’re interested in being an Event Associate Producer, this is a great place to learn about event production.
We’re looking for someone to assist us with BIFF marketing and promotion efforts in Longmont. You’ll:
- project manage and help maintain a list of deadlines for marketing materials and advertisements
- identify new marketing opportunities
- help distribute Festival programs and signage
- liaise with Downtown Longmont, BIFF sponsors, and other arts-related organizations to promote events and showings at the Stewart Auditorium
Familiarity with the Longmont arts and business community a big help!
The Merchandise Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of BIFF merchandise sales and stations during the Festival. Our Merchandise Manager helps determine quantities and sizes for t-shirt and hats, researches vendors, works with our graphic designer on specifications, and with the help of volunteers, sets up and organizes the merchandise sales points at BIFF!
If you have event production experience, BIFF needs your help running day-to-day operations during the Festival. BIFF Production Managers are responsible for managing the show office and coordinating the efforts of our fabulous Production Assistants as we work to support all of the activities throughout the Festival and keep things running smoothly. If you’re interested in being a Production Assistant, this is a great place to learn about event production.
BIFF is seeking experienced Stage Managers to help us keep our film programs informative, efficient, and running on schedule. This role 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, and lighting. And you’ll be communicating directly with BIFF moderators and guests. If you’re interested in being an Assistant Stage Manager, this is a great place to learn about stage management.
The Sustainability Team Lead provides project management and coordination support of the BIFF sustainability plan – helping us get closer to our goal of becoming a zero waste Festival! In this role, you’ll provide communication and training to BIFF volunteers to increase attendee and sponsor engagement of BIFF sustainability initiatives.
We’re looking for individuals interested in learning technical troubleshooting and management. The Tech Wizards will be responsible for WiFi setup and maintenance, iPads and scanners, TV’s and Amazon Fire Sticks, and any connectivity or Internet questions. This is a job on the move. Time will be split between the main BIFF production offices and on location work at the various venues around town. If you want to learn or already have a mind for fixing technology issues, this is the job for you!
During the Festival, our team of amazing Venue Managers are the glue that holds everything together. They are in charge of managing our film venues, our audience, and our volunteer staff. They are some of the brightest, most fun people in Boulder. They make sure the Festival is running smoothly by communicating with other departments, including stage management, box office, line managers and others. Folks in this position are great communicators and have usually had some level of management experience.