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VIFF Volunteer – Korean Interpreters and Translators – Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC

Company: Vancouver International Film Festival

Location: Vancouver, BC

  • Volunteer

Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver, BC



The 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival is fast approaching!

Each year we welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. For 16 days, hundreds of films from around the world will play throughout the city, showcasing unique genres and content. Plus: dozens of directors, writers, and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions.

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. They help to create successful world class events year-after-year.

Our team of over 1200 volunteers, in collaboration with staff, and directors create an internationally renowned and appreciative space for filmmakers and audience members to share their love of film and the film industry.

We are looking for Volunteers to help fill our diverse Teams and Lead volunteer positions this year. If you love movies, the arts and being a part of an amazing community— than we have a spot for you.



Event: September 26th – October 11th

Positions available from mid-August through October 14th


Vancouver at various venues. Centralized at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

Volunteers are required to assist the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Guest Department with interpretation services to VIPs and guests. Interpretation duties include assisting with media interviews, public screening introductions with Q&A sessions and translation services include written press releases and other print communications. The role is strictly on-call as guest needs and requirements can be last minute.

This role is good for someone who:

  • Is fluent in English and at least one other language. Fluency means strong verbal and written abilities.
  • Has experience with public relations, media and guest services
  • Is confident with public speaking in all fluent languages. This includes speaking in front of an audience, members of the public and the media
  • Has a good knowledge of Vancouver
  • Has a flexible schedule

Schedule: September 26th – October 11th (on call)
Volunteer Commitment: Variable and strictly on call. Depending on interview sessions, screening times, and other social obligations but often within a span of 3 – 4 days.

Festival Volunteer Perks:

1 Volunteer Ticket Voucher for every shift you volunteer. Vouchers can be used in advance for any available festival screening. Vouchers are transferrable – so bring a friend!

A Volunteer Pass which can be used by you in the Volunteer Stand-by Line for certain screenings.

For volunteers who are 16 and 17, this pass allows you access to any classified films. Please note that under BC classification law, you must be 18 or older to view unclassified films.

One invitation to the VIFF Volunteer Appreciation Events.

Special offers, screenings, and promotions exclusive to volunteers.

An exclusive Festival Volunteer T-shirt.

After the festival, a letter of participation in our Volunteer Programme can be emailed upon request.

Please apply at:

Job Type: Volunteer


  • English (Required)
  • Korean (Required)

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