Festival Assistant: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival

Festival Assistant: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival

What is a Festival Assistant?

Hippodrome Silent FilmFestival (HippFest) is one of Scotland's most prestigious and popular film festivals, happening in Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema - the Hippodrome in Bo'ness. Renowned for its warm welcome, inclusive atmosphere and community engagement, the Festival attracts fans of cinema and live music and has an unrivalled reputation in the UK for screening an exciting programme of international silent films, accompanied by a dazzling line-up of new and established musicians and performers.

Our enthusiastic and helpful volunteers welcome audiences, assist in ensuring events run smoothly and conduct evaluation surveys. Our hard-working volunteers are all ages and from diverse backgrounds but what they have in common are a passion for silent cinema with live music and a desire to make sure everyone has a great time at HippFest.

What's in it for you?

  • Chance to see great Festival films
  • Chance to meet new people and mingle with Festival guests
  • Improved understanding of festival delivery and venue/event management
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Travel expenses to and from Bo’ness
  • Festival t-shirt provided (to keep)
  • Snacks and drinks provided when on-shift

What's involved?

  • Welcome audiences
  • Assist in ensuring events run smoothly
  • Conduct evaluation surveys

Skills, attitude, and experience required

We are looking for helpful, friendly people with an interested in silent cinema and live music.

Other important information

Location: Hippodrome Cinema and other festival venues in Bo'ness

Time commitment: At least 3 shifts of 4 hrs each during the Festival

Contact: Nicola Kettlewood, Producer 01324 590927


Training: We have an all-team meeting to run through the events and tasks of the Festival. We provide relevant safety training and training for conducting evaluation with audiences.

Expenses: Up to £8 per day with proof of receipt of travel.


To apply, please complete an online application form here.

The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020.

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