37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

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 VAFFinfo@virginia.edu. 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 seasonal staff job openings for the 2024 Virginia Film Festival. Questions? Please reach out to VAFFinfo@virginia.edu.

Social Media Coordinator

  • Contract Dates: 8/19/24 – 11/8/24
  • Pay Rate: $25/hour
  • Description: The VAFF’s Social Media Coordinator will work with Festival staff to plan and implement social media campaigns around the 5-day Festival and will also support media relations, copywriting, box office reporting, and website maintenance.
  • Full Job Description Available Here
  • Ready to apply? Please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Katie Kenny, kak6zb@virginia.edu with the subject line: Application: VAFF 2024 Social Media Coordinator.

Guest Services Coordinator

  • Contract Dates: 8/21/24 – 11/15/24
  • Pay Rate: $25/hour
  • Description: The VAFF’s Guest Services Coordinator serves as the main point of contact for the VAFF’s attending guest artists, coordinating travel and accommodations, and providing hospitality leading up to and during the Virginia Film Festival.
  • Full Job Description Available Here
  • Ready to apply? Please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Ilya Tovbis, itovbis@virginia.edu
    with the subject line: Application: VAFF 2024 Guest Services Coordinator.

Assistant Box Office Manager

  • Contract Dates: 9/2/24 – 11/8/24
  • Pay Rate: $25/hour
  • Description: The VAFF’s Assistant Box Office Manager will support the UVA Arts Box Office Manager and VAFF staff during the 2024 Film Festival. This position will work closely with VAFF staff to provide excellent customer service during all VAFF events.
  • Full Job Description Available Here
  • Ready to apply? Please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Rob Dunnenberger, rbd8k@virginia.edu with the subject line: Application: VAFF 2024 Assistant Box Office Manager.
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2024 Internship Program

The VAFF hosts an intensive internship program each Fall that gives four 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 2024 pay rate is $13.00/hour. 

2024 Internships are available in the following key areas:

  • Production & Events
  • Programming
  • Student Outreach & Community Engagement

For details about each position and how to apply, visit our 2024 internship program description here. The deadline to submit an application to our 2024 program is NOON on Friday, March 29. 

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.