ABOUT OUR TEAM:
We are a fully volunteer team from top to bottom and Fringe! is a non-profit community project exhibiting independent LGBTIQA+ cinema, arts, and cultural events at an annual festival (Sept 20-25 this year) and year-round. We all give our expertise and enthusiasm to Fringe! in our spare time to give back to the community and make the free and affordable queer events that we want to see happen. These are not paid jobs; they are volunteer roles that fit around your work or studies.
What we can offer: training and support to demystify the world of film festivals and exhibition making; experience that will look great on your CV - especially if you’re hoping to break into festivals, marketing, or cinema exhibition; connections with other passionate volunteers, as well as filmmakers, guests, and industry names during the festival; a community, working collaboratively; oh, and of course, free tickets to our events.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for the following roles, drop us a CV and cover letter in your preferred style to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Fringe! Team. All we need to know is a bit about you, your experience, and why you think you would be a good fit.
Marketing Co-ordinator (experience needed)
- Devise marketing strategy for the film festival (running in East London from 20-25 September) in the 2 months before
- Meet at least once a fortnight with the marketing group to make sure different marketing strands (socials, email marketing, listings, and others) are coordinated, and to assess how sales are going, and that the right messages are getting to the right people
- Meet once a fortnight (either digitally or in person) with the full festival team to report back on how marketing is going (if you can’t attend you can send an update to another team member)
- Write marketing copies and choose eye-catching images to best represent the programme
- Receive and organise marketing assets for various purposes (web, ticket pages, cinema websites and with the relevant working groups of the festival)
- Help us to put the festival programme online
Press Officer (some experience needed)
- Create at least 1 press release representing the best of the fest with eye catching copy and images
- Build a press list on top of our existing contacts and circulate the press release/s
- Field and re-direct press requests promptly, and liaise with our Guest Coordinator to ensure featured talents are able to take advantage of press opportunities
Audience Development Assistants (entry level)
- Research different audiences and organisations around the world
- Administrative tasks: organising the information you find in your research and logging the contacts of interesting people you meet along the way
- Think dynamically about films and how to attract a range of audiences
- Use email tools such as Mailmerge, build newsletter campaigns, and reciprocal promotion
- Engage with the community and our community partners to promote our screenings
- Attend screenings where possible to learn about event management, and to provide live coverage for social media
- Other tasks may include: writing image descriptions to ensure our social media posts are accessible, choosing eye catching images, creating digital or print assets (if this reflects your skill set)
- Attend fortnightly meetings (our meetings are mostly online and nothing in person is mandatory)
Don't see a role that fits your skills and interests?
If you fancy joining the team in another way, just fill out our 2022 Volunteer Registration Form here: https://bit.ly/JoinFringe2022