Volunteer Opportunities | This is Not Art and Critical Animals

Jessica_Goerke_TiNA_Youth_Ambassador_2015_Photo_Jessica-Henderson_2015-290x290Volunteer and student placements can help you get the edge on a career in the creative industries. With This is Not Art (TiNA) approaching, Octapod and Critical Animals are calling out for a number of volunteer positions that would also be suitable as student placements. As the festival gets closer, keep your eye out for other volunteer opportunities.






TiNA Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for recruiting, inducting and supervising TiNA Volunteers.

Time commitment: Pre festival: 2 hours per week. Festival period: 5 hours per day + on call as needed.

Start August – early October.

For more information: Contact Christina via admin@octapod.org or call 02 4021 1605. Register your interest via the Octapod website.



Marketing Internship

Responsible for coordinating and delivering Critical Animals marketing in the lead up to, during and post Festival. This includes preparing copy, images and video across social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), the Critical Animals newsletter, blog and website.

Desired skill set: strong written skills, knowledge of WordPress CMS, experience across social media platforms used by Critical Animals. Experience in photography and video desirably but not essential.

Time commitment: Pre festival: 3-5 hours per week. Festival period: 5 hours per day. Post festival: 3 hours.

Start August: early October. Festival period: 25 September – 1 October. Post festival period: 2- 4 October. Can be offered as an internship placement.


Catalogue Designer

Responsible for the finalised design of the 2017 Critical Animals publication. Catalogue designer will work to a brief prepared by Critical Animals Co-Directors and will work with Co-Directors to develop and refine the design for the 2017 Festival. 2017 Critical Animals Catalogue will go to print in August for distribution at the 2017 Festival (28 September – 1 October).

Desired skill set: strong grasp of design software (Adobe Indesign or similar), ability to communicate creatively and effectively problem solve. Time management and effective workflow skills a must.

Time commitment: 40+ hours in total

Start June. Publication to print in August.

For more details email alex@criticalanimals.com