With the 2019 Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) less than three months away, now is the time to join our team and make a difference.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fun, dedicated group of people, who share your passion for film, and for the environment.

EFFA 2019 will be held in Melbourne at Cinema Nova and Palace Westgarth Cinema from Thursday 24 October to Friday 1 November, with all team members working in the lead up to and during the festival.

Applications for each of the following voluntary roles are due by 5pm Sunday 8 September 2019.

Applications will be assessed as received, so please apply as soon as possible.

See each position description below for details on how to apply.


In 2019, EFFA is holding more screenings and events than ever before, and this means we need a passionate Events Manager! We're seeking a 'people person' who is super organised, loves detail and enjoys liaising with a range of stakeholders - from managing volunteers, to coordinating filmmakers and delivering on partner executions.

This is a hands-on role, which requires a 'can-do' attitude, backed by strong events management experience.

Read the position description for more information and details on how to apply by 5pm Sunday 8 September 2019.


Want to help our audiences make everyday changes to reduce their environmental impact, and take environmental action?

We're after an Engagement Coordinator who is passionate about the environment, and wants to play a critical role in connecting our audiences with the experts and thought-leaders who have the tools and information to help make a difference. Whether you're from a campaigns, festival or community engagement background, if you love the idea of helping to increase and measure the impact of our festival, this could be a great role for you!

Read the position description for more information and details on how to apply by 5pm Sunday 8 September 2019.


Bring your creativity, storytelling and social media skills to EFFA, and help people learn more about the environment through the highly accessible platform of film. This important role will play a critical part in attracting audiences to EFFA, as well as promoting our outstanding line up of speakers and the information and tools they have to share.

Read the position description for more information and details on how to apply by 5pm Sunday 8 September 2019.


As a 100% volunteer organisation, EFFA would literally not exist without its highly dedicated volunteers. Each year an amazing, reliable team of volunteers hosts the festival on the ground. Volunteering is a great way to support the festival, gain work experience with one of Melbourne’s most notable enviro-conscious cultural events, make new connections and enjoy complimentary passes to films.

Volunteers are required to assist with the on-site delivery of film screening events across Cinema Nova, Palace Westgarth and other venues. Film screening events will include Opening Night, filmmaker Q&As and panel discussions and a Closing Night event.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Customer service, including welcoming and ushering festival goers

  • Liaising with panellists and special guests

  • Assisting with set up and pack down at special events.

Each volunteer will receive one film ticket per shift. Volunteers will need to commit to 2-4 shifts throughout the duration of the eight-day festival (held Thursday 24 October to Friday 1 November).

Please note that certain events will require volunteers to hold a Working with Children certificate.

To apply to volunteer at EFFA 2019 events, please complete our volunteer registration form online, and include details of your relevant experience as well as your availability.