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Volunteering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Festival volunteer opportunities include positions working in operations, marketing, social media, theaters, administration, outreach, and engagement. This is a great opportunity for film enthusiasts, students, filmmakers, or anyone interested in supporting the arts in Houston.

As a volunteer, you are the public face of Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Volunteers are at times the first and occasionally the only member of our staff that a patron will meet. You will be interacting with guests throughout your time at the festival. Thank you for welcoming them with a smile and being helpful. If you encounter a question you cannot answer or a situation you cannot easily resolve, make sure to find a Houston Cinema Arts Festival staff member who can assist. Maintain a calm, professional, and friendly demeanor and treat each patron as a VIP.

All Volunteers MUST BE 18 years old or more. A few events will require a volunteer to be 21 years old or more. Reliable transportation is preferred.

As our thank you for completing a minimum of one 4 hour shift, you will receive two free tickets to one regular screening of your choice.  If you work multiple 4 hour shifts, you will receive two additional tickets to another regular screening of your choice. You’ll also receive a FREE T-Shirt, Tote bag, and an invitation to an exclusive Launch Party as our guest.

Houston Cinema Arts Society is strongly committed to the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. As such, we will be requiring all Volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first date of volunteering. CDC defines individuals as being fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks following a single dose vaccine.

If you have any questions, please email