Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2014: Border Crossing
Wednesday 17 - Sunday 21
Berwick Film & Media Arts
Festival is an annual international celebration of the art of film and moving
image art, set in Berwick-upon-Tweed in the far North of England. Each year we
recruit a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly volunteers to help
create and deliver what is the biggest annual arts event in Northumberland.
This year we will need
volunteers more than ever to help make our 10th edition of the Festival the
biggest and best yet!
This is your opportunity to
help to deliver our diverse and successful range of activities, once again
transforming the entire town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed into one big screen. From
stewarding and invigilation, to being a point of contact at our information desk,
photographing the Festival, to working behind the scenes, events assistance,
artist liaison and supporting our technical teams.
Opportunities To Volunteer
Every year the Festival
recruits a team of volunteers without whom it simply wouldn't be possible to
reach the scale and quality that we have become known for.
Our Volunteer Team are the
faces of the festival - they're ambassadors for every venue, film, installation
and individual experience in the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed once the festival
begins. When you put on that festival T-shirt, you're becoming the festival
Opportunities exist across many
areas, before, during, and after the festival – and we can schedule around your
Who Should Apply?
Volunteers come from a range of
backgrounds and cover activities in all areas of the event organisation and
delivery, offering a chance for everyone to take part, and in return are
offered unrivalled access to the festival.
Whether your interest is in
film and the arts, in developing new skills, making new friends or in
supporting the community of Berwick, there are many reasons to volunteer.
An inclusive, intergenerational
approach is taken to volunteering at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival,
with applications sought from anyone over the 16 years of age, and with no
maximum age limit. Our oldest volunteer is 79!
What's In It For You?
- Volunteers are supported with
their travel where possible
- Accommodation at the local YHA is provided for those travelling from outside
- You'll receive excellent training both in preparation and on the job,
allowing you to deliver the amazing experiences that make the festival what it
- You'll get a sneak preview of the film and installations programme - sampling
the films before anyone else
- You'll get the official festival T-shirt and tote bag - yours to keep - and a
copy of the festival catalogue for free
- Your festival experience will be tailored to your own interests, and the
outcome can include professional references and performance evaluations, making
it a valuable work experience/employability tool too
- Your experience can also help to work towards other training or projects
you’re involved with, such as Arts Award
- You'll make friends, becoming an active part of a community of like-minded
people, and your personal contribution will make a visible difference
- You'll be part of a dynamic and friendly team of people
What to do
and fill in the simple form to register for the 2014 Volunteer Team. There
will be short and simple application process, but it’s certainly nothing to
worry about! Our friendly Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gerry Maguire, will be
your point of contact throughout – and he’ll get back to you just as soon as
we’ve received your application to talk you through the details.
If you have any questions in
the meantime, you can send Gerry an email on email@example.com