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The 2018 Belfast Photo Festival Compact, the photography festival, which celebrates some of the finest national and international contemporary photography, runs from June 7-30. 

To help realise this we are looking to form a first-class team of volunteers to help us setup and deliver the Festival.

The Festival's success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers. The Festival offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, publishers and photographic professionals and offers the camaraderie of being part of an international experience. We're hosting the first Capture Conference, a full day celebrating photography in film, animation, gaming and VR. In addition, we will be giving away tickets to a selection of events within our programme.

Festival Dates: 7th June - 30th June 2018

Volunteers will receive:

  • Tickets to special events 
  • Capture conference after party
  • An end of Festival volunteer party
  • Festival T-shirt

Belfast Photo Festival will provide training, support and a reference to help your future career. Previous volunteers, who excelled in their roles by showing passion and dedication, have been employed by a number of arts related organisations and businesses (e.g. The MAC & Ulster Museum)


Volunteers Will Gain Experience With:

  • Exhibition installation / de-installation
  • Administration and marketing
  • Documentation (photographing, filming and editing)
  • Stewarding / invigilating events
  • Assisting artists

We will make every effort to offer a range of experience and match individuals where possible to particular areas of interest. We are interested in volunteers from all backgrounds and sections of the community.

Join our team and become an integral part of Northern Ireland's leading visual arts Festival and help deliver the biggest and most spectacular Festival. 


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Some volunteer roles begin pre festival, mid May, until the festival finishes on 30th June
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Your data will be held for purposes of being contacted for volunteering and will be removed after the festival.