Galway Film Fleadh Volunteer Coordinator Application


Galway Film Fleadh is a week-long international film festival taking place every July in Galway, Ireland. Founded in 1989 as a platform for Irish filmmakers to exhibit their work to their peers, the central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to be a platform for the boldest new films, and to bring audiences & filmmakers from around the world together, to celebrate our shared passion for film.

Galway Film Fleadh is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

This is a paid position.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

  • Review application forms and plan the logistics of the volunteer schedule
  • Select the Festival Volunteers and communicate with all applicants regarding their applications
  • Draft a festival volunteer information handbook
  • Devise the Volunteer recruitment induction
  • Manage the Volunteers’ communication hub.
  • Liaise with all Department heads regarding areas of Volunteer support and to ensure that Volunteers are rostered in these areas where feasible
  • Devise and implement Volunteer rosters in liaison with the Festival Manager
  • Circulate the Volunteer call-out in conjunction with the Fleadh social media team, to ensure good spread of audience development objectives are met among volunteer call-out i.e. to student film clubs/entertainment offices in universities/language schools etc


The paid position starts on June 10th to July 15th 2024 working from our office in Galway city centre full-time.

Essential Skills

  • Strong administration skills; reading application forms, building schedules and use of Microsoft packages
  • Good computer administration skills
  • Ability to manage workloads within tight schedules
  • Good time management and delegation skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland

Desirable Skills/ Experience

  • Previous experience in volunteer management / people management locally and/or internationally
  • Experience in recruiting through various channels
  • Previous experience working in the Arts
  • Full clean driving licence
  • First Aid training
  • Manual Handling training

Reporting to: Festival Manager

Key Internal Relationships:  Venue and Box Office Managers, Programming Team, Marketing Team, Technical Coordinator

Key External Relationships: External Volunteer Organisations.

How to Apply

Please fill out the form below by Monday May 13th.  Note you must upload your CV and cover letter below also.

Any technical trouble, please email tech@filmfleadh.ie

Applications for this position are Now Closed

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