FORMAT17 Festival - volunteers wanted!

17 January 2017

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FORMAT International Photography Festival was established in 2004 and is now one of the UK's leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally.

FORMAT 17 takes place from 24 March to 23 April 2017 with activity and events beginning in February 2017.

FORMAT's success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers.

FORMAT17 offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, festival management team and the camaraderie of being part of an international experience.

FORMAT will provide training, support and a reference to help your future career. Previous volunteers, who have excelled in their roles by showing passion and dedication, have been employed by QUAD/FORMAT, and many other creative organisations.

The role of volunteer can be rich and varied including the opportunity to meet international well-established artists and photographers:

Gallery Invigilator - team work and communication skills will be gained whilst working in this role - acting as attendees in the exhibition space.

Marshalling - helping visitors to FORMAT find their way around the exhibition venues.

Workshop Assistant - a great opportunity to meet internationally renowned photographers.

Technical - working toward the production of installations and exhibits in a practical manner.

Event Assistant - be part of launch night, previews openings etc.

Marketing support - a great opportunity for people interested in social media and photography.

FORMAT is looking for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds - so why not do something different and volunteer at FORMAT17?

Visit the FORMAT website for more information and an application form - deadline for applications is 6 February.