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Volunteer at TFF

The Tacoma Film Festival simply can not operate and flourish without the support of our volunteers. The Tacoma Film Festival is the biggest film party in town, and with over 2,500 movie-goers in 2016 attending films and parties, and around 100 filmmakers attending, our staff of 10 people needs the support, energy, and time of some very special volunteers. Anyone can volunteer, from students to Grand Cinema members, from Tacoma natives to those new to the area! Besides the great benefit of meeting new people that share your love of film, you will gain a greater sense of community and connection to current works of quality film and the filmmakers that create them. Join us this October in celebrating independent film and providing an unforgettable experience for our filmmakers and audiences alike. See specific volunteer positions and benefits below.

The volunteer application deadline has now passed.
Please join us in attending the 2017 Tacoma Film Festival and consider applying to volunteer next year!


Information Booth and Passholder Check-In

•    Check in filmmakers, industry members and pass holders; hand out swag bags to appropriate guests
•    Direct guests and film-goers to appropriate film and event venues and theaters
•    Provide superior customer service and promote TFF!
•    Sell TFF merchandise
•    Reports to House Manager and TFF staff member on duty

GRAND VENUE ASSISTANT

•    Assist on-site staff members
•    Handing out ballots
•    Taking tickets
•    Usher and assist festival patrons
•    Answer questions
•    Assure that films are playing correctly
•    Post-film theater clean up
•    Reports to TFF staff member on duty

OFF-SITE VENUE ASSISTANT

•    Off-site venues include TAM, UWT, Blue Mouse, and SOTA
•    Taking tickets
•    Handing out ballots
•    Ticket and merchandise sales
•    Usher and assist festival patrons
•    Answer questions
•    Assure that films are playing correctly
•    Post-film theater clean up
•    Reports to TFF staff member on duty

CROWD/Line MANAGEMENT 

•    Crowd control
•    Making sure lines are orderly and using space as efficiently as possible
•    If there is more than one film starting, making sure folks know which line they should be in
•    Work with Venue Assistant to usher people into the correct theater
•    Answer questions
•    Hand out Festival Guides in line as needed
•    Keeping the lobby area and restrooms looking tidy for guests coming in
•    Reports to House Manager on duty

GRANd cinema LOUNGE ATTENDANT

•    WEEKEND SHIFT REQUIREMENT ONLY: Must have MAST alcohol serving permit, as beer and cider will be available complimentary to filmmaker guests on the weekend
•    Check badges
•    Create a friendly atmosphere for guests to relax and visit with other filmmakers and VIP guests
•    Provide a great impression of Tacoma, The Grand Cinema, and Tacoma Film Festival
•    Answer any questions, provide restaurant/bar recommendations, points of interest, etc.
•    Reports to TFF staff member(s) on duty


THE VELDT LOUNGE ATTENDANT

•    WEEKEND SHIFT REQUIREMENT: Must have MAST alcohol serving permit, as beer and cider will be available complimentary to filmmaker guests on the weekend
•    Check badges
•    Create a friendly atmosphere for guests to relax and visit with other filmmakers and VIP guests
•    Provide a great impression of Tacoma, The Grand Cinema, and Tacoma Film Festival
•    Answer any questions, provide restaurant/bar recommendations, points of interest, etc.
•    Reports to TFF staff member(s) on duty

THE VELDT (VR) VENUE ASSISTANT 

•    Greet festival patrons
•    Assist guests on putting on VR goggles and how they work
•    Answer questions (be familiar with the Festival Guide)
•    Reports to TFF staff member(s) on duty

OPERATIONS CREW

•    Set up/tear down special events
•    Loading and unloading at The Grand and off-site venues
•    Reports to TFF staff member(s) on duty


PERKS INCLUDE:

•    Movie voucher for every (2) hours worked, good for The Grand Cinema or any TFF film (excludes sold out and standby screenings)

•    If you commit to 15+ hours during the festival, you will receive a 2017 TFF t-shirt

•    Rubbing shoulders with both seasoned and up-and-coming filmmakers

•    Being a part of an AMAZING team!


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