Festival Volunteers

Flatpack Festival


Salary: Expenses

Flatpack Festival is looking for committed, proactive, individuals with a passion for film, art, music, performance, or events to serve as enthusiastic ambassadors for the Festival in a range of roles.

Flatpack Festival is a brilliantly varied film and arts festival based in Digbeth, Birmingham. With humble beginnings as a mixed-media film night in a pub, we’ve grown into an annual festival taking over numerous venues across the city.

If you’re passionate about film, the arts and celebrating this in the city of Birmingham – we want to hear from you. An opportunity to develop your skills, gain new ones, and get a behind-the-scenes look into how a festival operates, you’ll become a key member of the Flatpack team and learn alongside other like-minded volunteers.


We’re looking for committed, proactive, individuals with a passion for film, art, music, performance, or events (or all of the above)! We would love to hear from people who are interested in making a positive impact as enthusiastic ambassadors for the Festival.

  • Volunteers must be 18+ years old.
  • You must be able to work a minimum of 3 shifts during the festival (16 – 21 May) – these can be mornings/afternoons/evenings/any of these times.
  • You must be able to attend one of the following Volunteer Inductions (Wednesday 19th April, 6-8pm, or Thursday 27th April, 6-8pm), and you may need to attend an additional hour long training session on a specific area or venue in May.
  • We will be able to cover travel & food expenses where required.


  • Opportunities to catch screenings and events yourself when not on shift.
  • An immersive time in the vibrant Flatpack Festival atmosphere.
  • Tangible events experience gained in each role.
  • A behind the scenes look into events production across a variety of Birmingham venues.

There are a number of roles available

Production Support – if you’re an energetic problem solver, like rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in, Production Support could be for you – you’ll help with setting up and de-rigging venues, running equipment between events and all aspects of Festival events in between.

Marketing Support – connecting with our audiences is at the heart of this role – you’ll be talking to guests at the Festival about their experiences, as well as documenting highlights through social media and blog posts, especially using our Flatpack Volunteers Instagram.

Colour Box Support – if you enjoying working with children, you could be perfect for Colour Box! You’d be supporting creative events for children and families.

Guest Liaison Support – if you like meeting new and interesting people, then this could be right up your street. You’d play a key role in ensuring guests at the Festival have a brilliant experience.

Student Ambassadors – help us spread the word about the festival around the city, across your campus and further afield.

Venue Coordinator – if you’re a people person and fancy a bit more responsibility during the festival, this could be the ideal role for you. You’ll support Front of House and other volunteers during events, while ensuring audiences have the best possible experience at the Festival.

To see further information about these roles, please click the PDF link below.

Volunteer Roles – More Information (PDF)


Ready to get involved? We can’t wait to hear from you.

Please click here to apply to be a Flatpack 2023 volunteer.

The closing date for this position is 29/03/2023 at 09:00

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