Volunteer Spotlight: Venue Coordinators

Another Thursday, another volunteer throwback.

This week, our most excellent Operations Manager Abbe makes her Flatpack Blog debut as she delves into what it means to be a Flatpack Venue Coordinator.

If you’re still umming and ahhing about taking the volunteer LEAP, then maybe these words of wisdom, and imaginary pyrotechnics (a bold move from this rookie blogger), will give you the lil’ push that you need…

Hello, and welcome to this blog post.

I’m excited to tell you about our vital Venue Coordinators. To match my excitement, please imagine strobe lighting, spinning disco balls and glitter cannons firing as you read. If you’re looking at this then hopefully that means you’re thinking about applying and want to find out more about this most coveted of volunteer roles. Congratulations, you’re on the verge of making the excellent decision to sign up, let me help you get there.

Firstly I would like to give a big shout out to all of our volunteer family, you are wonderful and our festival simply would not happen without you. We are forever grateful for your time and enthusiasm.

Now, let’s get down to business. “What is a Venue Coordinator?!” I hear you ask over the sound of the glitter cannons going off. Our Venue Coordinators are a small but super bunch who act as the first point of contact for the Flatpack team and other volunteers at the venue they are based at. They are confident, friendly and cool as cucumbers.

Ensuring that our audience members and volunteers are well looked after and informed about the exciting goings on throughout the day, they also provide the vital link between the festival team and their designated venue, helping to keep everything running smoothly. An ideal role for anyone who fancies a bit more responsibility, Venue Coordinators work closely with our Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Manager who are always a phone call away should they be needed.

Enough said?

I think so, but if you disagree and want to find out more then feel free to drop us an email at [email protected], otherwise get applying by clicking RIGHT HERE!

We can’t wait to meet you.

The 12th edition of Flatpack Film Festival will take place in venues across Birmingham from 13 – 22 April 2018.

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"An incredible mix of film and music for all ages." - The Times
"A treasure trove of a festival" – Sight and Sound
"Magnificently eclectic" – Time Out
"This festival is really like no other, with an incredible line-up of amazing screenings and events for grown-ups and kids alike." - Anorak
"Joyously inventive" - Guardian
"Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival" – Lonely Planet
"Like the perfect mixtape…you’re not quite sure how or why the selection works, but that is what makes it so magical" – Electric Sheep
"It's like being shown really cool stuff by a good friend who thinks you might like to see it." - Audience member
"Flatpack has gained a well deserved reputation as an innovative film festival with an imaginative output" – Film Four
"I came away totally inspired, both by Birmingham and by Flatpack. One of the best festivals I’ve ever been to." - Ken Freedman, WFMU
"The festival feels like an essential component in Birmingham’s cultural life, bringing new talent and the city itself to light." - The Quietus
"The best programming on the planet." - Canadian curator Kier-la Janisse
"Independent, quirky, intelligent, innovative, amusing and relaxed - nothing else like it." - Audience member