Volunteers are required to assist the Guest Department with interpretation services to VIPs and guests. Interpretation duties include assisting with media interviews, public screening introductions with Q&A sessions and translation services include written press releases and other print communications. The role is strictly on-call as guest needs and requirements can be last minute.
This role is good for someone who:
• Is fluent in English and at least one other language. Fluency means strong verbal and written abilities.
• Has experience with public relations, media and guest services
• Is confident with public speaking in all fluent languages. This includes speaking in front of an audience, members of the public and the media
• Has a good knowledge of Vancouver
• Has a flexible schedule
Schedule: September 26th - October 11th (on call)
Volunteer Commitment: Variable and strictly on call. Depending on interview sessions, screening times, and other social obligations but often within a span of 3 - 4 days.
Festival Volunteer Perks:
1 Volunteer Ticket Voucher for every shift you volunteer. Vouchers can be used in advance for any available festival screening. Vouchers are transferrable - so bring a friend!
A Volunteer Pass which can be used by you in the Volunteer Stand-by Line for certain screenings.
For volunteers who are 16 and 17, this pass allows you access to any classified films. Please note that under BC classification law, you must be 18 or older to view unclassified films.
One invitation to the VIFF Volunteer Appreciation Events.
Special offers, screenings, and promotions exclusive to volunteers.
An exclusive Festival Volunteer T-shirt.
After the festival, a letter of participation in our Volunteer Programme can be emailed upon request.
For more information, please email us at show contact info
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