ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
The OIAF wouldn’t be the same without its dedicated team of volunteers. Work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator on-site and in the OIAF Office!
Days/Hours: Early September to early October, shifts to be determined
Requirements: Willingness to learn, personable, able to delegate, flexibility, willing to do a variety of tasks, and lots of availability during Festival Week (Sept 24 - 30) is a huge asset!
Responsibilities: Help coordinate volunteer shift schedule, assist with volunteer orientation, oversee volunteers, delegate tasks, prepare volunteers passes, answer phone calls/emails, be willing to complete the plethora of unforseen tasks that will come up during Festival Week!
ASSISTANT SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Parties and special events are a huge part of OIAF. Work directly with the Special Events Coordinator in the office and on-site at some amazing parties!
Days/Hours: Late August/early September to early October, shifts to be determined
Requirements: Willingness to run around and do what needs to be done, flexibility, available most nights during Festival Week (Sept 26 to 30), have own transportation, SmartServe is an asset
Responsibilities: Assist with logistics and collection of supplies, prepare and post signage for each event, maintain constant communication with other teams to ensure successful execution of events, be on location for most parties to ensure that everything runs smoothly (and to troubleshoot as needed), handle a variety of other tasks that will pop up when least expected!
AIRPORT GREETER TEAM LEADER
The Festival receives a large number of international guests at the beginning of Festival week, and we need your help greeting them as they arrive in Ottawa. You will be in charge of a team of greeters, who will welcome guests and escort them to our Festival Drivers, so they can be shuttled to their destination.
Location: Ottawa International Airport
Days/Hours: Mon Sept 24 to Wed Sept 26, hours will vary
Requirements: Friendly, personable, welcoming, able to delegate
Responsibilities: Retreive the day's flight schedule and signage for each guest from Guest Services. Assign team to locations (you work in a team of three; one in domestic arrivals, one in international arrivals, and one at our Kiosk), oversee and ensure that guests and luggage get to the drivers in a timely manner. Anticipate flight delays and plan accordingly. Maintain constant communication with Guest Services Coordinator.
CHEZ ANI CAFÉ TEAM LEADER
Chez Ani Café is set up in the Arts Court Building and will be open for the duration of the Festival, serving coffee, snacks, and alcoholic beverages.
Days/Hours: Wed Sept 26 to Sun Sept 30, 8:00am to 9:30pm (you will not be scheduled for the entirety of these hours, but your shifts will be within these hours)
Requirements: SmartServe, experience with serving/bartending, personable, energetic, able to multi-task, able to delegate
Responsibilities: run the cafe - train volunteer bartenders/baristas, keep cafe organized, handle cash and debit transactions, provide excellent customer service
NIGHT OWL TEAM LEADER
Night Owl is a late-night party filled with music, gaming, animation, drawing, and drinks, and is a chance for festival attendees to let loose after a busy few days. This year we are taking over the Arts Court!
Day/Hours: Sat Sept 29, 6:00pm to 3:00am
Requirements: own transportation home, SmartServe, able to work in a fast-paced and highly stimulating/energetic environment, able to multi-task
Responsibilities: Assist with event coordination, oversee and delegate tasks to volunteers, assist guests as needed, handle any issues that arise, ensure volunteers have a break
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY TEAM LEADER
A casual affair held at the Arts Court, giving Festival attendees a chance to have one last hurrah!
Day/Hours: Sun Sept 30, 7:00pm to 12:00am
Requirements: SmartServe, own transportation home
Responsibilities: train volunteers, oversee and delegate tasks to volunteers, handle cash and debit transactions, act as bartender
To stay informed of volunteer opportunities, be sure to register with our website to receive the OIAF e-mail newsletter! If you do not have an account, click on 'Register' at the top of the page to create one.
“I loved the volunteer experience I had during the festival. I met lots of interesting people and got lots of inspiration, thanks for an amazing experience. I'm looking forward for next year already.” - Franky
TAC ASSISTANT - FILLED
TAC (The Animation Conference) is held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, brings together key players in North American and international markets, and provides a forum for active networking, practical information exchange, and trade in a comfortable and intimate environment. If you want to produce animation and meet people in the industry, this is the position for you!
Days/Hours: Tues Sept 25 to Fri Sept 28, 7:30am to 5:30pm
Requirements: Professional demeanour, casual business attire, able to work independently, leader, excellent at multi-tasking
Responsibilities: Assist Festival staff with pre-event logistics and move-in, supervise volunteers, delegate tasks, assist with registration, make sure everything is running smoothly, assist wherever necessary, help with move-out at the end of the conference
VIRTUAL REALITY TEAM LEADER - FILLED
Virtual Reality Stations will be open throughout the Festival at the Arts Court Building, giving Festival-goers the unique opportunity to try out state-of-the-art technology.
Days/Hours: Thurs Sept 27 to Sun Sept 30, 10am to 9pm (you will not be scheduled for the entirety of these hours, but your shifts will be within these hours)
Requirements: familiarity with VR systems, technical experience/able to troubleshoot, personable
Responsibilities: train volunteers to use and troubleshoot VR equipment, oversee all volunteers and locations, ensure everything runs smoothly, assist guests as needed
ANIMATORS’ PICNIC TEAM LEADER - FILLED
The Animators’ Picnic is a festival favourite with big industry names in attendance. Guests at this Passholders-only event enjoy a complimentary lunch and a pumpkin carving contest.
Day/Hours: Fri Sept 28, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Requirements: SmartServe, experience overseeing a team, responsible, First Aid/CPR an asset
Responsibilities: Assist with event coordination, train and oversee volunteers, delegate tasks, oversee break schedule and ensure that volunteers actually take a break, resolve issues as needed
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY TEAM LEADER - FILLED
Professional Development Day (PDD) is a full-day event, hosting a number of talks and screenings on various topics pertaining to animation, and is an opportunity for those looking to break into the industry, as well as fans, to get to look behind the scenes of the industry.
Location: National Arts Centre
Day/Hours: Sat Sept 29, 8:30am to 6:30pm
Requirements: responsible, personable
Responsibilities: Assist Festival staff with event logistics, train volunteers, oversee and delegate tasks to volunteers, interact with and assist guests