Glasgow Film Volunteering
Deadline: Wednesday 4 December
GFT is looking for cinema-loving, organised and motivated volunteers to join our dynamic team who work with us in Glasgow Film Front of House. Duties include ushering, meeting and greeting the public, checking tickets, monitoring the audiences during screenings, assisting with seating sell-out shows, helping with education events, facilitating roving microphones to our audiences during Q&A’s and tidying up the cinema between shows following our environmental policy. Volunteers are required to be available by email and must have access to the internet for the scheduling of shifts each week.
Terms and conditions:
The minimum requirements are 1 shift per week and 1 weekend shift per month. Applicants should be aged 18 and over, able to attend an interview and provide references prior to selection.
We are also currently recruiting for Glasgow Film Festival 14 volunteers. For more information, visit our vacancies page.
There are a range of diverse roles on offer for volunteers at Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and Glasgow Film Festival (GFF). Volunteers make a vital contribution to GFT and GFF, bringing new skills and perspectives, and undertaking activities that would not otherwise be carried out.
What do volunteers do?
- front of house duties including ushering/stewarding
- assisting with educational activities
- helping with marketing and publicity tasks (research, data collection, mailouts)
- researching film and education programmes
- evaluating projects
- assisting with events
How much time do I have to commit to?
This depends on the opportunity, but could range from as little as 3 hours a week covering ushering duties for our weekly family film, five hours every fortnight (one shift), a couple of days a week to full time for the film festival.
Can I get my expenses paid?
Unfortunately we are not able to pay any expenses. However, we are able to offer free GFT cinema tickets to volunteers.
I’m working full-time, can I still volunteer?
Yes. GFT is open to the public 7 days a week from 12 noon to 10.30pm, so there are plenty of opportunities to work with us.
Will I get training?
Volunteers will get the training they need to carry out their role. This will usually be in-house and be delivered by the volunteer’s mentor or line-manager.
Do I need qualifications?
We match volunteers to roles using three criteria:
- Skills and experience
- Suitability for the role
Just as important are enthusiasm and reliability.
Can I claim benefits while volunteering?
You can claim benefits while volunteering, but talk to the staff at your local job centre first.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Volunteers are recruited without regard to gender, disability, age or race in conjunction with GFT’s equal opportunities policy (employment).