Applications to volunteer with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival have now closed.


All applicants will be notified by the end of September – thanks for your patience!

Each year, we look for friendly, film-loving folks from across the LGBTQIA+ and ally community to help bring Australia’s largest queer film festival to life! Volunteer roles provide opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable industry experience, make friends, and give back to the LGBTIQA+ community.


Key Dates – 2023 Festival

Volunteer Applications Open Tuesday 8 August


Volunteer Applications Close Friday 8 September


2023 Program Launch Early October


Online Volunteer Induction October


Volunteer Meet & Greet Early November

Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda

2023 Festival Dates Thursday 9 November – Sunday 19 November

ACMI, Melbourne
Cinema Nova, Carlton
Village Cinemas Jam Factory, South Yarra
Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda


Applicants will be notified by the end of September. A mandatory online volunteer induction will be held prior to the festival and an optional Volunteer Meet & Greet event will be held in one of our venues in early November. 




Volunteer Roles


Front of House Volunteers (FOHVO) Are you a people person? Our Front of House Volunteers are responsible for:

• Welcoming patrons and scanning tickets
• Directing patrons to seats and around the venues
• Promoting the festival and providing information about the MQFF program
• Creating a fun and safe festival experience for audiences
• Assisting the MQFF Venue Manager and Volunteer coordinator

Estimated commitment: Shifts are generally between 3-6 hours + 30 minute break

Front of House Coordinators (VC) Are you looking to exercise your team leadership skills? This might be just the position for you! While on shift, our Volunteer Co-ordinators are responsible for:

• Supporting the MQFF Venue Manager to designate volunteers with tasks, scanning, ushering, etc.
• Help supervise the Front of House Volunteers
• Assisting the MQFF Venue Manager in the running of each session and any tasks that involves volunteers
• Second in command and on-location liaison for MQFF and our partner Cinema Staff
• Responsible for reporting any issues regarding front of house

Estimated commitment: Shifts are generally between 4-6 hours + 30 minute break 

Photographers & Videographers

Are you great with a camera? MQFF is looking for some talented and experienced photographers and videographers who will be responsible for:

• Documenting MQFF’s events
• Photo and video editing
• Delivering content to tight deadlines

Estimated commitment: 8-12 hours a week during festival times, plus 1-2 hours a fortnight leading up to the festival

Social & Marketing Support Volunteers

Are you looking to work with the latest queer film content and spread the good word about MQFF? We’re looking for experienced content and marketing helpers who will be responsible for:

• Copy writing and drafting communications
• Curating content for MQFF’s digital channels
• Social media support
• Assisting incoming customer queries
• Festival and events promotion

Estimated commitment: 3-5 hours a week. We are looking for people who can commit for 6 months or more with some shifts at the Victorian Pride Centre.


Got questions? Visit our Volunteer FAQs page.



For all Volunteer enquiries please email info@mqff.com.au




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