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'12 is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who want
to contribute to the continued success of one of the leading
International Film Festivals in the country. By becoming part of the
festival team, you will network with other people, see films, and play a
valuable role in the festival organization.
From theater entrances to hospitality centers
to special events, volunteers are everywhere at the Festival. Over 200
volunteers dedicate their time to help make the Festival a thriving
environment for international film.
As a charitable, not-for-profit cultural
organization, SYRFILMFEST has always depended on the generosity of our
diverse team of volunteers. We are grateful for the considerable
contributions made by our volunteers every year and know that we could
not launch the Festival without their dedication and support. If you
want to join a devoted group of fun-loving film enthusiasts, please
consider joining the SYRFILMFEST team.
So what's it like?
'12 Volunteers are the ambassadors
of our organization. Your friendly service, patience and smiles will
make the festival experience a warm, pleasant and memorable one for all
of our guests. SYRFILMFEST uses volunteers in almost every area of the
festival from greeting filmmakers at the airport to data entry. We
welcome your help in all areas, but our biggest need is at the venues.
Volunteers at the venues do everything from printing tickets, managing
crowds, selling merchandise and providing information. You are the face
of the Festival.
What you can expect as a volunteer:
You will have a rewarding experience while
being treated with courtesy and respect. Although you will work hard,
you can expect to have fun. Volunteer shifts run approximately 6
hours.You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how a festival is run.
You'll work with a team of professionals that enjoys movies just as much
as you do. You'll make new friends and contacts. You'll have the
opportunity to view films from around the world.
What we expect from volunteers:
We expect you to arrive for your scheduled
shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work. We expect you
to abide by our rules of conduct both on- and off-duty. Remember, you
officially represent the Festival. We expect you to become familiar with
the information in the Festival Film Guide. We expect you to treat
everyone with friendliness and a smile can often make someone's
day. If you are unable to make a shift or are running late to a shift,
we expect you to contact the Volunteer Coordinator immediately so we may
ensure the Festival runs smoothly. We expect you to work to your fullest
capacity, but allow yourself time to enjoy the Festival.
FILM FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS:
'12 will host 2 volunteer orientation meetings in
August/September 2012, once we have had an opportunity to review all
If you are interested in becoming a part of the
please email email@example.com for more information.
Thank you in advance for your invaluable contribution of time, talent