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MIFF is currently recruiting a Partnerships Coordinator for the 72nd edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival, taking place on 8–25 August 2024.

The Partnerships Coordinator (read full position description – available as PDF or DOCX) is responsible for supporting MIFF’s activations and Partner events, fulfilling contracted deliverables and benefits to MIFF Partners, and ensuring Partners receive a high level of customer service in the lead-up to and during the festival.

To apply for this position, please fill out the Partnerships Team Application Form. Please include the following in your application form:

  • a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria
  • your CV (no more than two pages)

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Friday 14 June 2024.

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For any queries, contact Georgina Wills, Head of Partnerships, at jobs@miff.com.au with ‘Partnerships Coordinator position’ in the subject line.

MIFF is currently recruiting a casual Front of House (FOH) team of Venue Coordinators and Ushers for the 72nd edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival, taking place on 8–25 August 2024.

FOH staff oversee the safe and enjoyable experience of audiences at all festival venues, provide excellent customer service, and ensure that all screenings and events run efficiently to schedule.

  • Venue Coordinators are expected to have experience managing staff and/or volunteers, be able to work autonomously and take initiative to make operational decisions, and be well-versed in FOH processes.
  • Ushers will be managed by a Venue Coordinator and are expected to work as part of a team, manage a team of volunteers and be capable of running a cinema space with limited supervision.

Please refer to the Position Descriptions below for a detailed outline of each role and the key skills required:

If you have a love for film, excel at customer service, have experience directing and communicating with large groups of people, and thrive in a dynamic festival environment, we would love to hear from you!


How to apply

To apply, please fill out the Front of House Team Application Form. Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 16 June. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview in the week beginning 17 June. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over.

Applicants must have flexible availability during the festival period of 8–25 August. Weekend and evening availability is important; however, shifts will be a mix of daytime and evening weekday and weekend hours, as the festival will be operational seven days a week. Staff will also be required to attend a compulsory general training on Sunday 3 August as well as venue-specific training on the week beginning Monday 5 August. These trainings will be held in the afternoon and/or evening.

Applicants must be based in Melbourne for the duration of the festival dates. International applicants must attach proof of full working rights in Australia as part of the application form for their application to be considered.

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For any queries, contact Hamish Reid, Front of House Manger, at jobs@miff.com.au with ‘Front of House team’ in the subject line.

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MIFF is an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from everyone. We especially encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, culturally diverse people, d/Deaf people, neurodivergent people and people living with a disability. If you require any more information about the specific tasks and/or the expected physical requirements for any advertised position, have any further questions or require any assistance with the application process, please contact jobs@miff.com.au.