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Film Festival Volunteer

Dublin International Film Festival Festival Limited

About Dublin International Film Festival Festival Limited

Diff Festival Limited ( A non profit fully registered with charity number organisation) is one of Irelands Premier Film Events that typically happens annually over 11days in Spring. Over those 11 days the festival strives to bring the best in national and international film making and those who work in the industry from both sides of the camera from acting, directing, screen writing, art direction etc and provide access for public to see the many facets and experience of filming through specific industry events, screening

What's Involved

Help will be needed in areas such as venues, hospitality, office administration, production, ticketing, promotions, marketing and communications so whether you are welcoming Festival-goers to a venue and making sure that they’re getting the most out of the festival or helping behind the scenes at DIFF HQ it’s a great way to get first-hand insight into the inner workings of an international entertainment event.

The festival takes place: 20th Feb – 3rd Mar 2019

Volunteering activities in our venues include; ticket scanning, ushering, Audience Award voting, roving mic, box office (ticket collections), and general venue operations (crowd liaising & information point of contact). Through a co-ordination of these elements our venue staff ensure the smooth running of the Festival schedule.

Working in close association with our Hospitality team, duties may include the scheduling and compilation of guest packs, biographies and daily itineraries for our national and international guests. Being a Hospitality Volunteer is a great way to experience the buzz of the Festival.

Office Administration & Production
In these areas volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the daily workings of a major film festival and will get a taste of each of our departments: administration, production, publicity, hospitality & exhibition coordination.

Ticketing & Promotions
Duties here will include liaising between the main box office and festival venues, being a point of contact for general public, preparing tickets for venue distribution as well as highlighting daily promotions to the public all while working alongside the full time box office team.

Social Media Correspondents & Marketing Task Force
In being one of the vital parts of the festival, volunteering tasks may involve joining a social media team as advocates of the festival, participating in the market research. spread the word about the festival to as many people as possible maintaining the quality and consistency of the message across all the channels and working closely with the Festival Marketing Team and within the guidelines provided.

What's required for this position

Volunteers should be personable and sociable. Diligent, hard working and able to follow instructions carefully. They should be able to communicate well to the general public as they are often the first point of contact to festival customers.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
  • Personable Skills
  • PR/ Marketing/ Market Research
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 week

Hours required: 10hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Festival Offices: Digital Hub, Office 2.3, 157 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Other location details:
but apart from that, volunteers will be based in various cinemas around Dublin. Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield, Cineworld on Parnell street. The IFI in Temple Bar. The Odeon at Point Village. Omniplex in Rathmines and Movies@Dundrum.

Also available in these counties
Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, Dublin

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteering with the film festival is a great chance to meet like minded people with a love of film and develop long standing relationships in film, festivals and the Arts. It's a fantastic opportunity to see the inner workings of a major festival.

Getting there

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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