36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

Jobs & Internships

Interested in joining the Virginia Film Festival team?  You will find a list of our current staff and internship openings below.  If you have any questions about these positions, please contact us at No phone calls, please.

The Virginia Film Festival is committed to sharing diverse stories on screen and to fostering an inclusive environment for our staff, partners, and audiences. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage applicants who represent diverse and intersecting identities to apply to all VAFF job openings.

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Job Openings - Seasonal

Please find below our seasonsal staff job openings for the 2023 Virginia Film Festival. Questions? Please reach out to

Box Office Sales Staff

  • The Virginia Film Festival is accepting applications for a team of 8-12 Box Office Sales Staff positions. This dynamic team will work during the week-long Film Festival in the VAFF Headquarters, located at Violet Crown on the Downtown Mall, and in various screening locations.
  • If interested in applying, please email with your resume.

Festival Driver

  • The Virginia Film Festival is accepting applications for a team of 6+ drivers to cover the AM/PM and overnight shifts during the 5 days of the 2023 Film Festival. Drivers are needed to provide rides for Festival industry guests to and from the airport, their hotel, and various Festival venues during their stay in Charlottesville.
  • If interested in applying, please email with your resume.

2023 Internship Program

The VAFF hosts an intensive internship program each Fall that gives five students hands-on experience in all aspects of planning and running a five-day festival. Our paid internships are open only to current, full-time University of Virginia students. Our 2023 pay rate is $12.00/hour. 

2023 Internships are available in the following key areas:

  • Outreach & Events
  • Production
  • Programming
  • Promotions & Social Media

For details about each position and how to apply, visit our 2023 internship program description hereThe deadline to submit an application to our 2023 program is NOON on Monday, April 17. 

If you’re interested in hearing more about the internship program experience, check out our Internship Impact page with Q&As from previous VAFF interns.