Party Crew

Party Crew
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Event Helpers
  • Event Ushering / Crowd Control
  • Various
One day or Less
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa

From September 25 - 29, downtown Ottawa will once again become the centre of the animation universe where you can enjoy the world’s most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny, and provocative animation films and series, while mingling with many of the industry’s most celebrated stars, studios, and characters!

Take a step out of day-to-day life and join in the celebration by volunteering with the OIAF this September.

The OIAF has a party set for every day of the festival and we need a Party Crew to help run the shows:

Wed Sept 25th - Opening Night Party

Thurs Sept 26th - Salon des Refusés

Fri Sept 27th - Student Party

Sat Sept 28th - Night Owl

Sun Sept 29th - Closing Night Party

Shifts generally run from 6PM (or later) until 2:30AM.

Individuals interested in joining the Party Crew must be 19 years of age or over and Smart Serve certified.

Responsibilities include: ticketing and checking passes + guest ID; crowd control; Set-up (lifting and carrying required); assisting at the door; and guiding guests. If you are interested in helping tend bar, you must be SmartServe certified. Most party shifts go into the wee hours of the morning, so please ensure you have a way to get home safely at the end of your shift. 

Being a Volunteer with the OIAF presents some excellent opportunities and benefits:
• Get a FREE Volunteer Pass to attend screenings, talks & workshops with a commitment of just 2 shifts! (8 hours)
• Get a FREE OIAF 2019 Volunteer T-shirt
• Gaet an invite to the OIAF Appreciation Party held in October with a special screening of: The Best of OIAF featuring the winners of this year's competition screenings. 
• Gain volunteer hours in a fun and relaxed environment
• Get an inside look at the latest and greatest in the animation industry
• Make new friends and network connections
• Learn & develop new skills
• Use existing skills in new and exciting ways
• Take a step out of day-to-day life

If you are already registered with the OIAF, you can apply for volunteer positions by logging into the website ( with your existing e-mail and password, and completing the 2019 Volunteer Form under "Volunteer Status.”

New this year? Register for an account on our website (, confirm via email (this step is important!), and log back in to access the Volunteer Form.

Be sure to sign up soon as positions fill up quickly!