Festival Volunteer job roles

Volunteer coordinator

As volunteer coordinator, your main duties will include the recruitment, training and supervision of new volunteers, in addition to preparing volunteer codes of conduct, operating policies and procedures and managing volunteer rota over the festival weekend, outreach projects and sites.

You’ll be responsible for keeping good records, motivating volunteers and organising group team building. You’ll also be handling volunteering budgets and acting as a liaison between the teams and external venues, sponsors and other relevant partners.

Primarily you will be venue based, working long days with time spent travelling to meetings, volunteer events, community projects and offsite programmes. You need great communication, event management and organisation skills, own transport would be an advantage but not essential.

Festival reporter

As a Cornwall Film Festival reporter, you will research, write, report on information, conduct interviews with industry professionals, engage in audience research, make online news reports and populate the website.  As the festival reporter, you may split your time between working behind the scenes and going out to witness events or interviewing people.

You will need excellent communication and writing skills. Good research skills, self-confidence, and the ability to make people feel relaxed, the ability to absorb information quickly, able to write in an appropriate style and have good keyboard and IT skills across a variety of digital platforms.

Social Media Marvel

We need a creative social media person who understands a range of digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Eventbrite, e-newsletters, WordPress and Youtube.  In this role you will create dynamic written, graphics, and video content. Optimise content for search engine optimization (SEO). Create content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence before the festival and encourages audience participation and attendance. Work as part of a team to develop larger festival output.  Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content, coordinate ad campaigns with the social media strategy. Organise timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction.

You will work closely with the photography and reporter teams.

Photography assistant

You will assist a professional photographer in all aspects of their work at the film festival, ensure that the photographic sessions run smoothly, assisting in everything from administration, to the shoot, to setting up locations to working with talent and the creative team. You should be-be willing to learn, be organised, proactive and practical, anticipate the needs of the photographer, have excellent communication skills, be able to foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with them calmly.  You need to be working with people of all ages and should understand consent. Being skilled in image-manipulation and image software working with the festival social media team, with good office skills, paying close attention to detail would be an advantage.

Box Office assistant at front of house

For this role, you will need to have a keen interest in film and be able to communicate a complex film programme to members of the public.  You should have a good understanding of all the times, venues and type of events happening, have great customer service and manage multiple tasks.

Stewarding x 10

As a CFF Steward, you will join the festival team in delivering the festival weekend at The Poly Falmouth on 9,10 & 11 November and outreach community events throughout November. You are the front line of our flagship event and will be an important part of the team.  Your role is to make customers feel welcome and enjoy their experience of the festival. You will help make sure the screenings of films progress in a smooth and timely manner, helping audiences to the right screen and their seats. You will need to attend a volunteer briefing and training sessions in November

Community Ambassador

We are recruiting community ambassadors to help promote and engage audiences all over Cornwall.  If you work in your local community and have good links to groups, organisations and would like us to help promote the film festival we need you.  We are particularly looking for young people aged 14-18 who can talk about the festival and put up flyers and also


In return for your support, you will receive a Team t-shirt and tickets to the festival.  An opportunity to meet others with a shared passion for film and to communicate your enthusiasm for film! You will come part of our growing team that we support with advice and guidance beyond the festival and many become freelancers and part of our education team + we got pizza !

Apply to productions@cornwallfilmfestival.com