2010 Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities are still available!

Cine Las Americas will be hosting a second volunteer sign-up and recruiting meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St, Austin TX 78701).

This new recruiting meeting will take place in the performance room, upstairs at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Volunteer sign-up will begin at 6 PM and volunteers will then proceed to choose available working hours. Volunteers will be able to choose their shifts on a first come-first served basis. A brief orientation meeting will take place in groups after individuals sign in that same afternoon.

Through the years hundreds of volunteers have dedicated their time to help make the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival a success. From helping at the box office, to assisting with production, operations and much more, volunteers are major part of the Festival.

Volunteer Benefits

- Six (6) total hours of work = Five (5) individual tickets

- Nine (9) total hours of work = Eight (8) individual tickets

- Twelve (12) total hours of work = 1 all access film pass

 

Available Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the position that interests you to learn more about it and about how to apply. The following volunteer positions are available:

Venue Manager

Venue Managers are organized team leaders who can keep to a tight schedule, work well with a team of volunteers, and provide a superior experience for festival attendees. Experience with customer service, managing event venues, box office and staff preferred.

Responsibilities include managing all box office operations including ticket sales, will call lists, merchandise sales, survey administration, audience counts, box office reports, and directing a staff of volunteers in order to provide a seamless experience to film festival audiences. Venue Managers are responsible for keeping the screening schedule on-time, working closely with the Production Manager.

TIME COMMITMENT: Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday April 6 at the George Washington Carver Library. Production meeting on April 10; Minimum of 12 hours of scheduled venue management time at assigned [[Venues]] from April 21 to 29; 10 hours between May 3 and 7 for re-cap and wrap-up.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a brief cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please put the name of the job to which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Box Office

Box office is the largest group of volunteers at the festival. This group will include an average of 30 individuals who will be the face of the festival to the audience.

Box office volunteers have the opportunity to experience the festival day by day, getting to know other motivated individuals with keen interests, and become an essential part of the festival staff.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

-Selling tickets and merchandise

-Distributing & collecting audience surveys/audience awards ballots

-Answering general questions from the public.


TIME COMMITMENT:

A minimum of 6 hours scheduled to work during the festival


APPLYING AND SCHEDULING:

Scheduling of available times will be made on a first come first served basis at the Volunteer Recruiting Meeting on Tuesday April 6 at the George Washington Carver Library. Volunteer sign-up will begin at 5:30 PM and volunteers will then proceed to choose available working hours. A brief orientation meeting will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 that same afternoon.

 

Festival Production Assistant

Help make the festival happen! Individual should have excellent communication and organizational skills, thrive in a rigorous, high-energy, deadline intensive work environment and possess adaptability, follow direction well and problem-solving skills. Event production and set-up, driving, customer service and other duties to be assigned. Spanish/English bi-lingual a plus. Reliable transportation required.


TIME COMMITMENT: April 12 - 30. Part time availability required. Applicants must be available during evening hours and weekends in the days leading to the festival.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can send a brief cover letter to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please include PRODUCTION ASSISTANT in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Drivers

DATES: April 16 – 24

Friendly, reliable, organized, and schedule oriented. Own reliable transportation with valid insurance. Valid Texas Driver’s license. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can send a brief cover letter to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please include PRODUCTION ASSISTANT in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Technical Assistant

Technical assistants are in charge of video projection at the festival venues. Knowledge of different professional video formats, experience in video projection, ability to perform in a team oriented environment and follow direction, able to perform calmly and troubleshoot technical issues under pressure.

TIME COMMITMENT: One orientation meeting on Saturday April 17, and a minimum of six hours scheduled to work at festival venues between April 22nd and April 28.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can contact the volunteer coordinator with a brief cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please include TECHNICAL ASSISTANT in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Photographers

DATES: April 20 – May 2

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Photographing key events, workshops, and programming during the festival.
* Planning all shoots and the general concept of the finished product.
* Collect names of artists, delegates, and guests that are photographed.
* Sending photos to Festival staff each night in j.peg format.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Access to professional grade photographic equipment.
* Availability to fulfill a production schedule.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can contact please send a brief cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please include PHOTOGRAPHER in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

Videographers

DATES: April 20–29

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Filming key events during the festival, including receptions, question and answer sessions, interviews, press conferences, panels, and special events.
* Planning all shoots and the general concept of the finished product
* Interviewing artists, delegates, and guests.

REQUIREMENTS:

* At least one year of experience in video production (shooting, interviewing and editing) (sample of work will be considered an asset).
* Have access to own professional grade video camera and audio recording equipment.
* Availability to fulfill a coverage schedule during the event.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers(@)cinelasamericas.org. Please include VIDEOGRAPHER in the subject line. No phone calls please.