Volunteers

Guest-related roles

Filmmakers, artists, press, and other guests fly in from all over the world to be a part of International Film Festival Rotterdam. Each year, we look for a team of dedicated volunteers in different roles to act as liaisons for our guests, provide them with any information they may need, and help them find their way around Rotterdam. Guest-related roles require a different profile in comparison with most other roles: you’ll need to be proficient in English (and preferably at least one additional language), knowledge of IFFR and Rotterdam is preferred, a friendly and helpful attitude are required, and we’ll ask you to be available for a minimum of 7 days during the festival. Please, also take into account that most guest related roles involve a selection procedure and candidate list. This means that, in addition to the general introduction meetings, you will be interviewed by the department you’re applying to (IFFR Pro, Press & PR, etc.).

Car Service

IFFR’s Car Service provides transport to the festival’s guests. Driving one of our festival cars or shuttle busses, you’ll be going back and forth between festival locations, hotels and the airport, making sure our guests get to the right place at the right time.

Competencies: valid and clean driving licence • 3 years of driving experience • flexibility • know your way around Rotterdam • friendly attitude

Working hours: 28 - 60 hours (before and) during the festival, expect occasional early morning and late evening shifts

Guest assistants

Your role as a guest assistant is to accompany and assist our festival guests. You’ll be their host in Rotterdam and will inform them on all IFFR has to offer. Additionally, you’ll keep a close eye on their schedule and make sure they arrive at their appointments on time.

Competencies: knowledge of languages corresponding to our guests • know your way around Rotterdam • be familiar with IFFR and its programme • strong communication skills • friendly and helpful attitude • flexible and dynamic

Working hours: flexibility and availability for the duration of the festival

Extra: please keep in mind that due to the nature of the role we’ll require you to take part in a second interview with our guest department as part of the selection process.

IFFR Pro desk & Schiphol desk

In your role as a festival representative, you give our guests a warm welcome and provide them with their festival accreditation. At Schiphol you will be the first friendly IFFR face they see, and will direct them to their train or one of IFFR’s guest drivers. Throughout the festival, your team will be ready to answer any questions and provide relevant information to visiting filmmakers, artists, and other guests.

Competencies: friendly and helpful attitude • strong (English) communication skills • attention to detail • knowledge of IFFR

Working hours: 40 - 60 hours during the festival.

Extra: please keep in mind that due to the nature of the role we’ll require you to take part in a second interview with our guest department as part of the selection process.

Press desk

The Press desk welcomes both foreign and Dutch journalists. Together with our Press department, you will have the responsibility of planning interviews with filmmakers, producers and other festival guests. This role involves precision, accuracy and excellent communication skills, as it is of the utmost importance that appointments are carefully scheduled and well communicated.

Competencies: excellent (English) communication skills • supervision skills • helpful and friendly attitude • accuracy • good sense of responsibility

Working hours: 40 - 60 hours during the festival.

Extra: please keep in mind that due to the nature of the role we require you to take part in a second interview with our press department as part of the selection process.

Video library

You’ll assist in the day-to-day operations of the Video Library -- our on-demand service to filmmakers, artists, press, and other professionals. You’ll help library visitors get set up in the viewing booths and maintain a silent environment.

Competencies: strong (English) communication skills • ability to work accurately • friendly attitude • technically savvy • interest in and up-to-date on the festival programme

Working hours: 40 - 60 hours during the festival.

Contact

  • Anne Wabeke

    Volunteers Coordinator

  • Alyssa Schrauwen

    Volunteers Coordinator

Registration is closed 

Registration for IFFR 2022 opens in October 2021. 

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