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Thank you for your interest in working at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Available jobs are listed below by department.

Please note we do not accept speculative applications for roles which are not listed. We are not able to sponsor working visas, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before applying for a role with us.

Applications are now open for volunteering roles - please see below for more information

EIFF Roles


We have a wide range of volunteering roles at EIFF, with opportunities across departments to suit all levels of experience and a variety of interests.

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Guest Services

Guest Services is a close-knit team, working in regular collaboration with each other. They are responsible for all arrangements supporting the Festival’s many visiting filmmaker, industry and press guests. The team works hard to ensure that all guests of the Festival are well looked after over the course of their visit and are able to maximise all networking opportunities and make the most of their stay in Edinburgh.

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Recruitment Policy

Please read for further information about recruitment for Edinburgh International Film Festival roles.

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The Marketing Department creates and produces all communications material for the Festival and works closely with other teams to drive ticket sales, dress the Festival and maximise sponsor crediting

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The Festival’s Industry team manages a programme of events, screenings and networking opportunities for hundreds of film industry delegates who attend EIFF from all over the world.

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Education and Learning

Education and Learning offers a wealth of learning events for all ages. Our schools programme includes a range of film screenings and the popular EIFF Media Days. The Edinburgh and Lothian Schools Film Competition celebrates the best of filmmaking talent in local schools while our Understanding Cinema project is part of an international programme (Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse) which trains young filmmakers in schools across Scotland.

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The EIFF Programme department works year round to produce our fantastic programme of films.

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EIFF Internships are intensive and bespoke training periods for individuals new to the sector, building skills and best practice across a range of key areas, with additional mentoring support and the ability to undertake shadowing work with other teams and departments based on pre-identified learning needs. Learning needs for all Interns are recorded throughout the duration of the internship and feedback is gathered at the end of the internships.

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