The Traverse City Film Festival is seeking Volunteer Managers for the 2013 festival! Please join our next Volunteer Management Open House on Thursday, July 11 from 6 – 7:00 pm in festival office, 232 E. Front St, Traverse City, MI. We would love to meet you!
Why Be a Manager?
TCFF Managers play a pivotal role on an amazingly talented, incredibly devoted and super fun Festival Team. The Festival couldn’t run without the many Managers that spend a part of their summer in the most beautiful place on earth working with the best Team on earth. It’s a great way to make new friends or spend time with your friends and family – lots of venues are run by teams of families and friends who love the Festival and love to volunteer together. Help us put on the best Festival in the world and have tons of fun along the way!
Each year hundreds of volunteers from every walk of life collectively contribute their time and talent to create the Traverse City Film Festival, a 6-day celebration of world-class cinema. Among the many volunteers, a few step forward as committed leaders in key positions of greater responsibility or as managers to assist with festival operations.
Our managers tell us they come back because there is no other volunteer experience quite like it — the chance to bond with friends as you work together to create something meaningful in one intense week. If you can spare the time, we can promise you an unforgettable experience—not to mention a few cool perks.
“It was the highlight of my summer!” — Brittany Merenda, Professional Projection Designer, State Theatre Assistant Stage Manager TCFF 2012
We currently have leadership openings in several areas of the festival. Here is a quick overview of elements common to most of these positions:
- Commitment to one shift per day at one location for the duration of the festival
- Shift duration and assignment varies by venue and position
- Managers are often part of a larger team that works together for a venue, location, or event
- Managers are usually responsible for one specific area of operation such as food concession sales, merchandise sales, inside house management (ushering, ticket-taking, hospitality seating, cleanup), box office and ticket sales, outside line management, stage management, special events, or warehouse operations
- Managers often train and coordinate volunteers assigned to their area during the festival
- Some pre-festival meetings and manager training sessions are required
- Leadership assignments are made based on your interests, time commitment, skill set and experience, available positions, and needs of the festival.
- Old Town Playhouse
- Milliken Auditorium
- City Opera House
- Lars Hockstad Auditorium
- Bijou by the Bay (new venue!)
- Dutmers Theater
- TCFF Warehouse
If responsibility, organization, great social skills, fantastic communication, a sense of adventure, a commitment to your community, a passion for cinema, and fun are your middle names, we would love to chat with you about joining our TCFF management team this year.
Transportation Manager: Oversee shuttle operations and our ever helpful information ambassadors. Travel to all parts of the Festival, help attendees get to where they need to be on time and make the Festival run like clockwork!
Venue and Assistant Venue Managers: Ever wanted to be one of the people rocking the Festival polo shirts at the venues? This is your chance. Work with volunteers, fellow managers, and patrons to create the best possible festival experience. Go behind-the-scenes of the operations for this highly anticipated event. Managerial areas may include: house, line, sales, hospitality, volunteers and stage.
Signage Manager: Those with a flair for graphic design and an eye for detail will thrive in this position. From concessions menus to maps and directions, help track and oversee all signage used throughout the Festival. Work with our graphic design interns to make sure all needed signage is printed and delivered.
Videography Assistant Managers and Videographers: Document Festival history and get a front row seat to our fantastic panels, Q&As, and events.
Photography Assistant Managers and Photographers: Schedule photographers to ensure comprehensive coverage of Festival happenings. Tell the story of the Festival through your lens and attend a variety of Festival events.
Festival Office Volunteers: Be at the center of the action in our own Festival “Command Center.” Assistance is needed both before and during the Festival. Duties will vary in this fast-paced environment, but administrative skill is key.
For more information call 231-392-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.