Leeds Young Film Festival

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Our dedicated 2019 Volunteers developed teamwork, confidence and communication skills, as well as getting the chance to meet fellow cinema lovers and explore the latest digital technology. Volunteers have access to exclusive offers and masterclasses year-round, celebrating Leeds International Film Festival, Light Night Leeds, Independent Directions Film Festival (INDI’s), & Leeds International Beer Festival. Many have gone on to gain internships and paid roles with the council and beyond, and we are looking forward to welcoming new faces to our ever growing festival community.

Role Descriptions

We are proud to work with such a diverse and talented volunteer body, who bring a real human quality to our festivals, making the films, activities, and events feel accessible and fun. Below is a selection of the tasks and attributes required for each role:

Workshop Assistants, available from 9th – 14th April 

  • Get stuck in with our family activities, facilitating & assisting workshop leaders
  • Welcome & encourage participation from young audiences
  • An ideal role for friendly, detail orientated & dedicated volunteers
  • Prior experience with children is not necessary but advantageous
  • Interest or knowledge in animation, film production e.g. sound, makeup effects, costume virtual reality, Minecraft
  • Being mindful of child safety and well-being

Event Assistants available from 30th March - 14th April

  • Act as ambassadors for Leeds Film City, welcoming audiences of all ages
  • Creating a positive and happy atmosphere for attendees
  • Involves queue-busting, checking tickets and festival passes
  • Offering information throughout venues
  • Assisting with set-up & break down of workshop & event spaces
  • Assisting Venue Coordinator as a ‘buddy’
  • Ideal for proactive individuals, with experience in customer facing roles, or those looking for an introduction to events management and festival production
  • Great all-rounder role!

Runners available from 30th March – 14th April

  • Ideal for those looking to pursue careers in events management or build upon production runner skills
  • For those who love a challenge and enjoy problem solving, keen to learn more about being ‘behind the scenes’
  • Love to get stuck in with any task!
  • Reporting any problems to the Production Manager/Venue Coordination
  • Being an advocate and representative for well run festivals in the city
  • Keeping all festival zones, clean, tidy and safe
  • Enjoys being up and about, on their feet. Patience & enthusiasm are a must!

Deadline to apply is Sunday February 23rd

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Required Role

Leeds Young Film Festival

Key responsibilities

We are looking for 100 volunteers to support an action packed programme of workshops, screenings, arts & crafts activities, talks & VR experiences.

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Positive attitude

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking

When can you do this role/Calendar

Date: 23-02-2020

Application deadline: 23-02-2020


Leeds, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up
Registered in England Company Number: 7103465
Registered Charity Number: 1139314