Volunteer work descriptions

Are you a bit uncertain as to what you want to work with? Read on for information about the different tasks.

Ticket department (Billettavdeling)
Selling tickets to the festivals screenings and providing volunteers and other guests with their free tickets for the day, or the next. As a volunteer there, your job will entail selling tickets to the general audience and handing out tickets to your co-volunteers, a very gratifying job indeed! You can apply here if you enjoy working on a computer, are service minded, neat and enjoy a bit of a hectic environment.

Festival reception (Festivalresepsjon)
If you enjoy working with people and would like to be a part of our front desk, this is the place for you! The reception will be handling the festival guests both domestic and international, which will be needing accreditations and information. You’ll be printing tickets, deliver practical information and handle other requests that may arise. This is the place for being effective, a clear head for technical acuity (You will of course receive training!) and not in the least be service-oriented.

Volunteer department (Frivilligavdeling)
You ready for bit of everything the festival can offer? - Run to the hotel, temping for someone else at a shift unmanned, do volunteer-registration for their shifts and in general help out at the office? We need solution-oriented people who are good with people and not scared of trying different things. We guarantee loads of fun!

Guest host (Gjestekontakt)
During the festival a lot of people will be arriving in town - Filmmakers and other guests whom are not well acquainted with Tromsø. As a guest host you’ll be receiving and helping our guests through their stay in town. Make sure they are where they should be, on time and making sure their stay is as pleasurable as can be. Important for this job is to know the town well, enjoy hosting, and by all means – if you’re multilingual, that would be perfect!

Here the volunteers will act as hosts for our guests - through visit registration, cleanup, wardrobe management and other ways of facilitating our guests from near and far. If you are self sufficient and have a good eye for details, please apply here! Experience from waitressing or service is a plus.

Event host (Arrangementsvert)
This is a job for people who enjoy a variation in volunteering experiences. It includes rigging before and after the festival, rigging events and parties. You will be our team during the festival working at different events hosted by TIFF. It is a plus if you have a driver's licence.

Photographer (Fotograf)
Do you have a passion for photography? Then this might just be the volunteer position for you! There are many exciting things going on during the festival and we want you to document it, with a special focus on the volunteers. For this job you need to be available throughout the festival to document the volunteers and the important work they do for the festival. It's an advantage if you have a background in photography and your own camera.

Rig/Décor (Rigg/dekor)
Are you handy with tools, like carrying things, or maybe you’re more of the creative type? Please join the Rig/Decor crew! The work will primarily be before and after the festival, but there will also be work throughout the festival. Everything from carpentry, to decorating venues and such if needed, so join in!

Are you a safe driver, maybe even accustomed to driving in Tromsø’s at times very confusing traffic? We want you! As a volunteer driver you’ll be transporting anything from film reels to people to and from the airport and screening venues – in other words, exciting days!

Cinema host (Kinovert)
You want to watch films, even while working? As an usher you’ll be checking the audience’s tickets, help people find their seats, and during screenings be present in the hall, in case something happens. A pleasurable job for someone who’s service minded and cheerful!

Venue manager (Stedsansvarlig)
As a venue manager you will be the intermediary for both the production management and the volunteer-coordinator. You’ll be in charge of the venue on site, receiving your volunteers who’ll be working with you, and collaborating with the projectionist to make sure the screenings go as planned. Caution: Mandatory preparation meetings will be scheduled in two rounds. Apply here if you are a punctual and well organised person, who is not afraid of challenges and extra responsibility.