Volunteers Make It Happen!
The entirety of BIFF’s success depends on the hard work of our volunteers. Work that can often be boring, chaotic and unsung, with magnificent highs followed by unforeseeable calamities. But, you’ll emerge from this experience with some great new stories to tell, great new friendships, and a lot of incredible memories.
Volunteer applications for BIFF 2015 (March 5-8) are now being accepted. We use Shiftboard to help us organize everyone. If you haven’t signed up, now’s a good time! Just click the button below and you’ll join our volunteer group. We’ll start sign up for shifts in February. Thanks for the help!
Help us plan BIFF 2015!
We currently have volunteer opportunities to work with us as a member of the BIFF Core Staff in preparation for the Festival! Please review the list of volunteer positions below. If you see something you are interested in and think you may be qualified for, please contact BIFF Executive Producer, Kevin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Office Personnel: A member of the BIFF staff that is primarily responsible for managing ticket sales and distribution at one of our viewing locations. Some accounting or other management experience is preferred.
Web Content Manager: BIFF is looking for a volunteer with great web-copy/graphic design skills to help project manage our website content as the festival nears. You would help our principal designer and web team update and manage our most important communication tool.
Stage Managers: Volunteers in this position keep the Festival moving on time and coordinate all aspects of what our attendees will experience. You would interact with our technical personnel, speakers, filmmakers, and venue management. This is a skill position at the Festival and theater or technical background is required.
Venue Managers: Venue managers help coordinate volunteers and serve as liaisons to our venues like the Boulder Theater, Boulder High School and eTown Hall, among others. If you like managing events and people, this is a great spot for you!
Volunteer Associate: Volunteer associates help support our volunteers by answering phone calls and responding to emails. Some comfort level with ShiftBoard and MS Office programs is necessary, along with friendly and patient customer service skills. Don’t worry, we’ll provide more in-depth training to help you feel comfortable!
Social Media and/or Digital Journalists: During the Festival (March 5 – 8, 2015) we put together a small team of volunteer journalists that post Festival events and pics on our blog and social media channels. Whether it’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the BIFF Blog itself, there is enough to cover to keep everyone busy! You’d be “on assignment from BIFF” so writing samples are a must for these positions.