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 jane@biff1.com.

Current Volunteer Festival Staff Positions

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 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.

The Lead Tech Wizard will manage the team that develops and implements a plan for all electronic infrastructure during the Festival including:

-WiFi hotspots
-video monitors for social media displays
-iPads that are used for box office, merchandise sales, volunteer check-ins, surveys, voting, etc.
-ticket scanners
-staff radios

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.

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.

If you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact jane@biff1.com.

Current volunteers can click on the Shiftboard logo below to access their account.  We’ll open new volunteer registration on December 5th.

If you’d like to explore our Festival Teams and Festival Crew roles, please click here.