Job Descriptions and Applications

Over 200 amazing volunteers will be the smiling face of this year’s Ojai Film Festival. We are a lively group of people brought together by our love of film and our willingness to help give festival patrons and guests the best entertainment experience possible. In exchange, volunteers may receive passes to films, workshops and events.—and of course, have the satisfaction sharing in one of Ojai’s premier cultural experiences!!

Match your talents with the festival positions:

Venue Chief
Oversee one venue throughout the festival week-end
Provide a positive, friendly atmosphere for guests
Oversee the smooth operation of the screening venue
Introduce each film to guests (and filmmakers if they are in audience)
Check in and organize ushers and ticket takers at venue
Noise management

Usher/Ticket Taker
Take tickets and count attendance
Assist guests to seats
Help with ticket sales
Straighten and tidy up area after each event
Hand out and collect festival surveys

Welcome Desk/Will Call
Greet and assist in directing guests
Sell tickets
Offer festival programs and answer questions
Handle “Will-Call” tickets

Office Staff
Answer phones and route calls
Run errands and help with filing
Provide festival information to those who call
Knowledge of basic computer skills

Hospitality and Special Events
Greet guests and provide festival information
Serve food and/or beverages
Set up, straighten, and clean up after the event

Event Crew
Set up and take down equipment and materials
Lift and transport heavy supplies to venues and events

Technical Crew
Projection assistance (experience required)
Lighting and sound support at venues

Visitor Table (Libbey Park)
Distribute Ojai and Festival information to Ojai’s visitors

Filmmaker Host/Hostess
Host a filmmaker in your home during the festival

Please fill the following form with all the information requested. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Volunteer Application

Please indicate your availability (shift+click for multiple choice)

Listed below are staffing positions available during the festival. Please indicate the areas in which you have skills or interests. Remember, assignments are based upon the needs of the festival.

Please Tell Us About Yourself (include talent, experience, vocation, interests, etc. and why you want to volunteer for the Ojai Film Festival).