Volunteering at Film Fest Ghent
Film Fest Ghent is based in Ghent and relies on a permanent team of nine employees. Closer to the festival, the team expands to 50 employees and 250 volunteers. Film Fest Ghent has an open and informal business culture based on collaboration and respect. We believe in the durability and strength of a diverse team.
Every year we look for people to join several teams.
As a member of the hospitality crew, you are the face of the festival. We look for people who will help visitors with a smile on all festival locations. We also need people to take care of reception at the office: you will answer phone calls, reply to emails, take care of the mail and receive packages.
Your qualities: you are social, friendly and communicative. You are a quick learner and you know your way around Ghent.
As a room controller you will be at several festival locations: Studio Skoop, Sphinx Cinema, Voo?uit, KASKcinema and Kinepolis. You are in direct contact with our visitors: you check tickets at the start of the show and after the film you pick up the voting forms from those who want to vote for the North Sea Port Public Audience Award.
Your qualities: you are social, client-friendly and efficient.
As a promotional employee you make sure that all campaign material is distributed smoothly in the city and beyond. You convince retailers and restaurant owners to help promote Film Fest Ghent. We will also take you to the annual cultural market in Antwerp and Ghent.
Your qualities: you like to go on the road, you are not afraid of hard work and you can enthuse. Having a driver’s license is a plus.
What do you have to know as a volunteer?
How and when can I apply as a volunteer?
From June onwards, you can apply for the upcoming edition of the festival.
Have you volunteered for Film Fest Ghent in the past? Returning volunteers will receive an invitation via email to apply again for the upcoming festival edition.
Have you never volunteered for Film Fest Ghent before? Then you can indicate your preferred position when registering (hospitality, room control, promotion) and give a short statement about yourself. Next, we will organise an introductory meeting after which we will assign you to a team.
What do we expect from you?
As a volunteer you represent Film Fest Ghent and you figure as a point of contact for the general public. That is why you must be at least 18 years old, speak Dutch and English fluently and have a neat appearance.
We expect you to work for at least six shifts.
The biggest part of your work will be concentrated during the festival period. Depending on your function, it is possible that you will be scheduled before or after the festival as well.
Is there compensation for my accommodation and transport?
As a volunteer you are responsible for your own accomodation and transport. Travel and accommodation costs cannot be reimbursed by the festival. Expenses made in the context of your assignment will be reimbursed.
What can you expect from us?
You experience the festival first hand and we are extremely grateful to you. You will undoubtedly feel satisfaction in bringing films and stories from all over the world to the Film Fest Ghent audience. You will also meet many different people during the festival and gain relevant work experience.
In exchange for your voluntary work, you will receive an accreditation pass that gives you full access to all film screenings outside of your working hours. You will also receive a Film Fest Ghent T-shirt on top of this.
You will receive a volunteer agreement (unpaid) and you are insured.