We’re looking for a motivated, well-organised and committed person to join our team in a key festival management role.
Who we are:
The Environmental Film Festival Melbourne is an annual festival that uses film as a means to promote awareness and informed debate around a wide range of environmental issues.
Running for a week in September, the festival aims to cover topics as diverse as climate change, local sustainability efforts, population growth, the food we eat, the chemicals we expose ourselves to, and the tension between economic growth and environmental protection.
The all-volunteer committee is passionate about environmental issues, and is committed to making a positive contribution to society, rather than providing another one-sided view of a complex situation. Our efforts have been recognized through our inclusion as a finalist for the 2012 Melbourne Awards in the category of “Contribution to sustainability by a community organisation”.
Who we are looking for:
While we have many people who can help out here and there, and as some of our existing committee members move to different stages of life (kids, more demanding jobs, etc), we are now looking for a volunteer to join our team in a key festival management role.
Ideally, you will have experience or expertise in at least one of the film industry, environmental issues, or event management, and an interest in at least one of the others.
We think this is a great opportunity for someone from an environmental field to gain some practical managing experience in a different context, or for someone in film or events to find an outlet for their environmental passion.
Major tasks will include:
- Sourcing content for the festival, being involved in the film selection process and liaising with producers of selected films
- Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with existing and new sponsors, supporters and suppliers
- Managing, coordinating and supporting other committee members with their social media, web content, graphic design, regional tour and marketing/PR roles
- Assisting with the organisation of panel discussions held after films
- Performing a range of event management administrative tasks, such as managing ticket sales, coordinating non-committee volunteers, etc
The anticipated time commitment is 3-8 hours per week from February to June, increasing to 10-20 hours per week in the final weeks leading up to the festival in early September.
Also, ideally, those interested in joining us for next year’s festival will be able to attend this year’s festival (4-9 September) to gain first-hand exposure to what we do and how we do it, with something of a behind the scenes look, to help them hit the ground running for EFFM 2013.
This is an unpaid position (like all other positions on our committee). Its for the love of it!
Please send your expression of interest, CV and a recent writing sample to:
[UPDATE: Applications have CLOSED!]
See! Look how much fun you could be having organising environmental film festivals!