Festival Staff – Boulder International Film Festival

Festival 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 Staff member. BIFF’s success depends on our fun-loving and hardworking volunteers. The list below is representative, we are planning to post more opportunities for 2021 in the coming weeks. 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, please contact abra@biff1.com.

The BIFF Staff is committed to holding a safe, fun Festival. We will be following Colorado’s Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols. In order to attend BIFF, we’ll be requiring masks, social distancing, and providing hand sanitizer at every event and film screening.

Festival Staff Positions

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.


Box Office Lead

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 expanded 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 June 11th.

Moderator Coordinator

The Moderator Coordinator is responsible for managing our film introductions and moderator schedules and also sees to the development of individualized BIFF program notes for each moderator.  We’re looking for a volunteer who is very detail-oriented and able to manage a lot of changing information.  This role starts in early May and goes through the Festival.

Production Manager

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.

Tech Wizard

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!

Music Production Assistant

Music is always a big part of BIFF and this year we will be hosting festival music events at a variety of outdoor 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.

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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 and fill out a new volunteer registration form so we can get to know you better.

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