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MIFF is currently recruiting a casual Front of House (FOH) team of Venue Coordinators and Ushers for the 71st edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival, taking place on 3–20 August 2023. Based in the Melbourne CBD, MIFF runs for 18 days with an extensive and prestigious program of contemporary world cinema, Australian film, red-carpet moments, live performances and unique MIFF experiences.

MIFF’s FOH staff oversee the safe and enjoyable experience of audiences at all festival venues, provide excellent customer service, and ensure that all screenings and events run efficiently to schedule.

  • Venue Coordinators are expected to have experience managing staff and/or volunteers, be able to work autonomously and take initiative to make operational decisions, and be well-versed in FOH processes.
  • Ushers will be managed by a Venue Coordinator and are expected to work as part of a team, manage a team of volunteers and be capable of running a cinema space with limited supervision.

Please refer to the Position Descriptions below for a detailed outline of each role and the key skills required:

If you have a love for film, excel at customer service, have experience directing and communicating with large groups of people, and thrive in a dynamic festival environment, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

To apply, please fill out the online application form below. Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 11 June. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview in the week beginning 19 June. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over and provide proof of at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or valid medical exemption.

Applicants must have flexible availability during the festival period of 3–20 August. Weekend and evening availability is important; however, shifts will be a mix of daytime and evening weekday and weekend hours, as the festival will be operational seven days a week. Staff will also be required to attend a compulsory general training on Monday 31 July as well as venue-specific training on either Tuesday 1 August or Wednesday 2 August. These trainings will be held in the afternoon and/or evening.

Applicants must be based in Melbourne for the duration of the festival dates. International applicants must attach proof of full working rights in Australia as part of the application form for their application to be considered.

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MIFF is committed to an inclusive environment and welcomes applications from everyone. We especially encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, culturally diverse people, d/Deaf people, neurodivergent people and people living with a disability. If you require any more information about the specific tasks and/or the inherent physical requirements for any advertised position, have any further questions or require any assistance with the application process, please contact