Festival Weekend Volunteer Position Descriptions
Please note that there are brief descriptions for 2017 Toronto International Deaf Film Arts and Festival on May 26-27, 2017. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation/Drivers: Volunteers will need to have an access to the car with a driver license to pick up directors, filmmakers and actors from the airport. (Sometimes with the Festival Director.) This role occurs before, during and after the festival. Volunteers will be required to have to their full G license, car insurance, several years of experience, and access to a car.
Festival Ambassadors at Mayfest (May 12-13): Volunteers in this position will be responsible for informing Mayfest goers about the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival and its history, sell raffle tickets for prizes. This position requires that volunteers guide and inform festival patrons in regards to ticket purchases, ticket and pass pick-ups, ticket collection, and other information that patrons may need upon arrival of the festival. Volunteers should be out-going, sociable, and pleasant, as they will be assisting festival patrons. ASL fluency is a MUST for this position.
High School Film Competition Assistant: Volunteers will assist to set-up the room, projectors and chairs and to prepare for the high school film competition. Assisting in providing/serving lunches to students. Volunteers will stay until the tear-down to be completed. (Takes place on Wednesday May 24th. Not open to the public.)
Individual Ticket Sales Volunteers: Volunteers will sell tickets during the festival to patrons who have not already purchased tickets. This position will requires that volunteers have interpersonal skills, specifically, being able to communicate clearly, being polite and cooperative with patrons, sponsors, members of the media, other volunteers, and board members. Volunteers will be handling money in this position. Also requires the use of handheld technology.
Festival VIP Passes/Media/Sponsors Registration Volunteers: Volunteers in this position will be responsible for assisting festival patrons with picking up their passes and other related material. Sponsors and members of the media will also pick up passes at this station. Volunteers placed in this position will require an excellent interpersonal skills and professional behaviour.
Operations Crews: Set up and tear down of festival venues and decorations, and placement of signage. We need outgoing task orientated people who don’t mind slogging signs and dragging equipment around the event venues. You’ll help with set up and tear down of events where needed, and are all about ‘can do’!
Theatre Ushers: Volunteer ushers will stand by the theatre doors directing festival patrons, providing information regarding film screenings, preventing entrance into the theatre when screenings have already begun. Ushers will be required to retain information about timing, theatre rules, and festival programming, and should be polite and courteous to festival patrons.
Merchandise Assistant: Volunteers will sell festival merchandise to patrons and assist film-makers set-up booths to sell their merchandise. Skill requirements include: experiencing dealing with money, and interpersonal skills.
Bartender Servers (Smart Serve Required): Volunteers will se serve at the bar (require Smart Serve) to festival patrons. Skills that will assist volunteers in this position are interpersonal skills, an outgoing attitude, and the ability to serve alcohol.
Transportation / Drivers: Volunteer drivers will drive to the airport to pick up international film makers and actors and drop them off at their hotel. Volunteers will be required to have to their full G license, car insurance, several years of experience, and access to a car.
Photographers: Volunteer Photographers will take pictures during the festival and will be required to bring their own materials and equipment.
Videographers: Volunteer Videographers will take videos during the festival and will be required to bring their own materials and equipment.
On-Call Volunteers: Back-up volunteers willing to fill in on an on-call basis. Sign up the volunteer form is a mandatory.