For our most dedicated volunteers, we have created the following positions. These volunteers will help the Polari staff and board implement year-long programs and initiatives, be invited to attend staff and board meetings, and learn the inner workings of a nonprofit organization and film festival production!
Administrative Assistant – Email Us!
Does the thought of a properly programmed, structured, and coded database make you…excited in a way others would find inappropriate? Would you rather buy paper clips and copy paper instead of couture? We need you to help keep the Polari office an organized, well-oiled machine.
Grants Assistant – Email Us!
Work with Polari staff and Board Members to assist in the research and implementation of grants that are key to serving our Polari Nonprofit Organization Programs. Learn skills in research, application, and reporting on grants that will bring in the funding support to Polari’s core programs.
Graphic Designer – Email Us!
Are you a graphic designer who loves to make things look pretty and cool? Use those creative juices to create compelling design to help promote Polari’s special programs and events.
Guest Services Coordinator – Email Us!
You are a prudent people pleaser. You try to ensure that everyone has what they need, and that they’re having a great time. That’s why you’re coordinating all the guests, filmmakers, and sponsors. Because you’re GOOD like that.
Hospitality Coordinator – Email Us!
People are always saying that you’re the hostess-with-the-mostest. Put that accommodating smile and sense of goodwill to use welcoming Polari’s guests to Austin. Match them with the finest of hotels, host homes, and festival buddies, and serve as the ultimate travel liaison.
IT/Database Administrator – Email Us!
You know 20 languages, but only one of them spoken. Whether it’s AJAX, C++, HTML, or BASIC, you’re so fluent you could code them backwards, in your sleep, on one leg. That’s why we need you keeping all our systems in check and databases running. Please say 011 (that’s binary for “yes,” and 011, you should have known that).
Marketing Assistant – Email Us!
Develop the strategy and concepts to connect with major companies to help gain support for our organization. Help us spread the word why Polari is such an important organization to have your brand involved with.
Media Production Supervisor – Email Us!
You’ve got an eye for what looks good on screen – no matter how big that screen is. Work with other creative professionals to capture Polari in all media formats and use it to promote the festival to the world.
Membership Representative – Email Us!
Promote the virtues and benefits of joining Polari to your friends, family, coworkers, and even complete strangers! Help us reach our goal of increasing membership by 200% by 2013.
New Media Advisor – Email Us!
You don’t keep up with trends, they keep up with you. Be the eyes, ears, voice for what’s new/now/next in LGBTQIA cinema and art. Then put it on all of our social networks, and we mean ALL.
Programming Team Members (40-60 positions) – Email Us!
Join the most elite group of LGBTQI film reviewers in the nation (if not internationally). The Polari Programming Team reviews EVERY SINGLE FILM received and works under the advisement of the Polari Board of Directors, Programming Director, and Executive Director to program which films will best represent our organization.
Public Relations Advisor – Email Us!
Develop the strategy, concepts, and angles used to promote Polari’s programs and mission both in Central Texas and around the world. Help solicit the biggest names in international LGBTQIA cinema and pull the heartstrings when conveying the purpose of the Queer Youth Media Project. Craft the messages needed to make Polari Film Program an international powerhouse of LGBTQI filmmaking.
Special Events Planner – Email Us!
“Fabulous Parties” is your middle name. Which is why you’re the one planning the most outrageous events Polari has ever seen. Do it up big for the Centerpiece Party and plan some Polari outings. Go on, be a diva. Create and organize MAGIC.
Sponsorship Representative – Email Us!
You walk and talk business. That’s why you’re working with our team to develop Polari’s strategy for reaching out to companies locally and nationwide to solicit sponsorship relationships for Polari Programs.
Volunteer Coordinator – Email Us!
Find fun and innovative ways to recruit volunteers for Polari. Whether they are long-term volunteers, or just want to help with the festival, every volunteer is important! We need you to help us find people as crazy about LGBTQIA cinema and art as we are, then get them to help out.
For those volunteers who love to party and help raise funds, we have created the below positions. All volunteers will only work in shifts and receive free general entry into the party to enjoy the remainder of the event.
Day-Of Volunteers – Email Us!
Day-Of Volunteers are the most important asset to a party. We would love to have your help setting up, ushering the red carpet, checking in guests, assisting the hosts, and be on-hand to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Logistics Committee – Email Us!
This is the perfect position for someone familiar with events. You will be responsible for helping the Logistics Chair supervise operations on the day of the event like deliveries, party set up, not to mention actually being a go-to person at the event for press and others to find and gain access to special guests.
Marketing Committee – Email Us!
Create the team that can get the word out about this exciting event through any and all marketing tactics possible.
Special Events Raffle Committee – Email Us!
Head up a group of go-getters to help Polari raise additional funds by obtaining exciting Special Events raffle prizes from local and national businesses.
For those volunteers who can’t get enough of the festival magic, we have created the following positions. These volunteers will help the Polari staff and board ensure that the multi-day film festival program in Fall 2013 is run like the well-oiled machine our audience expects!
Theatre Manager – Email Us!
To you, there’s no better vacation plans than running an international film festival. From making sure films start on time, to managing volunteers, and handling all the little emergencies, you’re totally at home with a walkie-talkie and clip board. You are the one that makes the festival magic happen and happen smoothly.
Print Traffic Coordinator – Email Us!
Don’t you just love those sexy delivery truck driver uniforms? Imagine getting to work side by side with these hotties, while also tracking the comings and goings of the festival films. You’ll deal directly with filmmakers, film studios, and other film festivals.
Box Office Attendant (2 per shift) – Email Us!
Only you decide who gets a ticket (well, not only you, but you can tell people you’re the one that gets to make all the decisions). You’ll get to make everyone’s day as they scramble for the last-minute tickets.
Guest Services Attendant (2-4 per shift) – Email Us!
You can’t help but be helpful. That’s why we want you at the festival’s Guest Services table. Whether it’s helping filmmakers find their way, or selling badges to anxious audience members, you’ve got it all covered and can multi-task with the best of them.
Theatre Attendant (2-3 per shift) – Email Us!
Be the audience’s tour guide from the time they enter our theatres to the time the credits roll. Help them to their seats, and watch the movies with them (making sure everything looks and sounds good), and make sure they fill out their ballots. Did we mention that you get to watch the movies for free?