Festival Volunteers



Salary: Expenses

Sci-Fi-London is back  from 19-22 May 2022 at Stratford Picturehouse and is looking for volunteers to join their team.

Festival Overview

Sci-Fi-London is the UK’s premier festival of science fiction and fantastic film that combines the latest in original independent genre movies from around the world, with a wide and varied programme of literature, real science and fun.

Established in 2001, the festival has grown increasingly popular as fans discover our unique take on the genre that includes the peculiar while embracing the mainstream. We’ve remained independent thanks to the generous support of our
sponsors and partners, and, of course, the dedicated fans.

The festival is also particularly interested in supporting new British filmmaking talent, not only by screening works-in-progress, but also with initiatives such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge, which is proving a successful hotbed of creativity and fresh talent.

About Volunteering

Volunteering at SCI-FI-LONDON is a fun and rewarding experience. You will be working as part of a team to ensure that the festival is a success; before, during, and after the event itself.

We will hold a pre-festival meeting (this year’s will be on Zoom) where we cover health and safety regulations at our venue, outlining roles, requirements, and rules, and take the opportunity to meet and greet our team of volunteers for each year’s festival.

We will then discuss availability for shifts and begin to draw up a rota for the festival. If you would like to volunteer for the festival we will ask you to commit to at least two shifts.

Typically the roles we can offer are front of house (welcoming guests, registration desk, merchandise table…) However, we may need as well more specific ones such as photography/video/social media…

We will also need some extra hands to help to dress the venue the days prior the festival so any artistic/design hands are more than welcome.

Let us know in the form if you have specific skills or would like to have a specific role at the festival.

Perks of Volunteering
  • As a volunteer, you will be issued with a SCI-FI-LONDON limited edition t-shirt to wear during your shift.
  • You will also be entitled to free (non-alcoholic) drinks at the cinema’s bar plus to some snacks during you shift.
  • We are also happy to cover reasonable travel expenses.
  • Please do get in touch with us as well if you would like to discuss this.
  • Access to watch the films when not on duty + access to the online programme.
  • The opportunity of meeting really nice open minded people with creative and similar interests.
To Apply

Applications are now closed.

The closing date for this position is 03/05/2022 at 23:59

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