Guests fly in from all over the world to be a part of International Film Festival Rotterdam. To help them find their way in Rotterdam and provide them with the best service there are several guest-related jobs.
Guest related jobs are in different ways more demanding than other jobs. You need to master (at least!) the English language, need to be available for the entire festival (morning, afternoon and evening; yes you will be working long days…) and you will not be seeing many films. Please also take into account that most guest related jobs work with a candidate list, meaning you will have to be selected by the department in question (Guest, CineMart, Press, etc.) as well. This all sounds like a lot and it is, but always remember these are really interesting jobs, you will have loads of fun and definitely a very good IFFR experience.
Accreditation desk (FULL)
You welcome IFFR's guests, provide them information and make sure guests get the right badge. The accreditation desk is the desk behind which you'll meet every guest at least once.
Is great because: you're the first contact for directors, actors, producers and other exotic guests. You will be their familiar face in a foreign city, also you will be their guide for the festival. Moreover you are the one who gives all the badges to press and guests, which is always fun to do!
You'll need: to be able to work long shifts and be available during the whole festival. Furthermore you need to be friendly, helpful and accurate. Beside Dutch and English it's required to speak other foreign languages. For this job there will be an additional selection process.
Guest Desk / CineMart Desk (FULL)
This crew needs to accompany the guests, providing them information and give them a warm welcome to the festival. You will be their familiar face during the whole festival, the access to information (of any kind) and to many directors, critics, distributors and other guests.
Is great because: you are the first contact for the directors, actors, producers and other exciting guests. You will be an important face and guide of the festival for them.
You’ll need: to be able to work long shifts and be available during the whole festival. Furthermore you need to be friendly, helpful and accurate. Beside Dutch and English it's required to speak other foreign languages. For this job there will be a selection process.
Video library (FULL)
As a Video library crew member, you run the video library and assist festival guests and people from the press with the digital video library. For filmmakers, critics and other important film industry-related guests, the video library is a very important facility.
Is great because: you will be in direct contact with filmmakers and film critics from all over the world. You'll help them get a hold of that one film they've missed.
You'll need: a decent knowledge of the English language and an accurate working attitude. Beside that it is important you are up to date on the festival and her films. Last but not least: you are required to be available for the entire festival period.