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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 Erica Barnes, ericabarnes@virginia.edu. No phone calls, please.

Current Job Openings

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 seasonal Guest Services Coordinator position. This position serves as the main point of contact for both in-person guest artists as well as virtual guests artist leading up to and during the Virginia Film Festival.

Seasonal positions take place from mid-August 2021 to early-November 2021 with a pay rate of $15/hour. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, follow the job description and instructions linked here Guest Services Coordinator.


Hoos Internship Accelerator Program - Patron Engagement Project

Hoos Internship Accelerator (HIA) is a new summer internship program supported by the UVA Career Center and UVA Alumni Association to connect 500 rising third- and fourth-year students with virtual, skill-building, internship experiences. The VAFF’s Patron Engagement Project Internship is part of the HIA and is an 8-week internship projected to begin June 21, 2021.

The Patron Engagement Intern will create digital marketing strategies and content aimed at engaging current VA Film Festival donors, sponsors, patrons as well as attracting new prospects. This is a dual research and implementation position, where the incumbent will both develop the plans for a digital marketing campaign to be implemented August through October leading up to the Film Festival as well as create and implement pre-season content during the internship across digital channels. To see full internship details and to apply, visit Handshake. Applications close Sunday, May 16 at 11:59pm

2021 Internship Program

Virginia Film Festival hosts an intensive internship program each year that gives four students hands-on experience in all aspects of planning and running a five-day festival. Our internships are open only to current, full-time University of Virginia students.

2021 Internships are available in the following key areas:

  • Programming (Summer through Fall)
  • Production (Fall Only)
  • Publicity & Marketing (Fall Only)
  • Special Projects (Fall Only)

For details about each position, visit the 2021 internship description here.

Applications for the 2021 Programming, Production, Publicity & Marketing, and Special Projects intern positions are currently under review. Qualified candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to organize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, flexible, and be able to work in a team situation.