Festival Volunteer Staff - Boulder International Film Festival

Festival Volunteer Staff

About Volunteering

If you have some time and would like to commit to a lead role, join us in advance for pre-Festival planning as a Festival Volunteer Staff member. BIFF’s success depends on our fun-loving and hardworking volunteers. If you’d like to get a behind-the-scenes look at planning BIFF, Festival Staff is the way to go.  If you’re interested and want to learn more about opportunities for the upcoming season, please contact abra@biff1.com.

Event Manager

Event Managers are responsible for supporting one or two of our very special parties during the Festival.  Some advanced work is required but the bulk of the work is managing the event night-of. You’ll be working independently for the most part, so it’s a good idea to have an event background.  

Merchandise Coordinator

The Merchandise Coordinator oversees all efforts related to event merchandise including working with the BIFF Team Graphic Designer, determining quantities of merchandise and setting up and managing point of sale locations during the event.

Music Production Team Member

Music is always a big part of BIFF and this year we will be hosting festival music events at a variety facilities, including our signature singer-songwriter showcase. We are seeking a volunteer music production team member who can start immediately to assist with coordination of all music programs. Tasks include communicating with all selected musicians to determine their availability/conflicts, help to develop a schedule and acquire all necessary assets and information from the musicians to make their performance time the best that it can be. During the festival the music production team members will also be asked to help coordinate on site, ensuring that the musicians have all needs met and the performances are at the most professional level. Interest and/or experience in the music industry or music production is a huge plus! Please direct questions to BIFF Music Producer Lisa Bell, lisa@biff1.com.

Production Manager

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.

Stage Manager

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.

House Manager

During the Festival, our team of amazing House 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.

Line Manager

At BIFF we’re all about making sure that people are having a good time.  That job starts with all the wonderful customers who line up to see our films.   As a line manager you are responsible for leading a team of crew volunteers to ensure customers are in the right lines (pass holder, ticket holder, etc.), educating customers on how to do mobile voting, and controlling the flow of people in and out of the theater at the proper time. When possible Line Managers also help entertain customers with trivia questions and handing out prizes, and provide answers to customer questions. They are the on the “front lines” of the festival and must enjoy interacting with customers.

Volunteer Support

Our Volunteer Support Team works to recruit, manage and support all BIFF volunteers before and during the festival.

We are currently seeking a volunteer support team member to process volunteer registrations as well as manage our volunteer support email starting December 1st. This position would continue up until the festival and would require 3-5 hours a week of work until February and 5-10 per week for the month of February.

More Position Coming Soon!

More positions coming soon…

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If you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact abra@biff1.com.  Also, please click on the Shiftboard link below beginning November 15th, 2021 for our 2022 season. Fill out a new volunteer registration form so we can get to know you better.

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