Volunteer Opportunities

The 5th Busan International Comedy Festival is looking for comedy enthusiasts to volunteer in a variety of positions during this year’s festival August 25 (Fri) to September 3 (Sun).
We appreciate your interest and participation.


1. Event Overview

○ Event Name: The 5th Busan International Comedy Festival
○ Period: August 25 (Fri) to September 03 (Sun), 2017 (10 days)
○ Number of volunteers to be admitted: 000 persons
○ Venues: Centum city and Haeundae district including Busan Cinema Center, Sohyang Theater, Shinsegae Culture Hall among others
○ Hosted by: Busan Comedy Festival Organizing Committee
○ Organized by: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Busan Metropolitan City

2. How to Apply

○ Application period: June 1 (Thu) to July 12 (Wed), 24:00
○ Document screening announcement: July 14 (Fri), 2017. This will be posted on the website and notified by text message.
○ Interview Dates: July 18 (Tue) to July 21 (Fri)
○ Final Selection Announcement: July 26 (Wed). This will be posted on the website and notified by text message.
○ Volunteering Positions: Event operations, hospitality, promotion, and ticketing
○ Eligibility: Local and overseas residents 18 years or older
○ Selection criteria
– Available before and during the entire event period
– Accurate content in the application form
– Awareness of service and teamwork as a volunteer
– Awareness of the event and with experience related to tasks
* Preference is given to those with academic backgrounds in the field of culture and art

○ How to apply: Fill out the application form attached and submit via email (volunteer@bicf.co.kr)
Example of file name and subject of email: Applicant of 2017 Event operations_Your Name
○ Application form: 2017 BICF Volunteer Application Form
○ Volunteer Positions and Roles

Area Role Description Preferred Qualifications
Before festival During festival
Auditorium operation tasks training, Safety training – Escorts guests to seats and issues tickets
– Cleans and sets up the venue
– Supports event operations
* Team leaders manage overall auditorium operations
-Experience in event operations
-Outgoing personalities
Hospitality training, Hospitality support during rehearsal – Coordinates services for both international and domestic guests
– Provides interpretation for foreign guests
– Acts as a guide for the event and event sites
-Foreign language proficiency (English or Japanese)
Promotion (00) Event recording training, SNS promotion, Planing and implementing team promotion – Photographs key events
– Edits the photos to provide sponsors
– Promotes the festival via SNS
– Videotapes key events during the festival
-Possession of photography equipment (DSLR, digital camera, etc.)
-SNS expertise (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Ticketing (00) Ticketing and customer service training – Issues tickets at Box Office
– Supports customers at the information center
– Answers calls and responds to inquiries
– Reports ticket sales
– Organizes database of door prize candidates
-Work experience in Box Office
-Meticulous and reliable personality


3. Overview of Volunteer Schedule

○ Launching ceremony:
– Specific dates will be announced soon.
○ Pre-event activities:
– Training sessions will be based on duty assignments (schedules will be notified on an individual basis)
– There will be event planning and promotion at each venue
○ Event activities:
– August 23 to 24: There will be a Busan Cinema Center tour prior to the festival, as well as a rehearsal setup for the opening ceremony
– August 25: The opening ceremony (Busan Cinema Center)
– August 26 to September 3: Volunteer will work at assigned venues
○ Benefits
– Approval of volunteer hours (you should register on the 1365 Volunteer Portal website to get your volunteer hours)
– Transportation expenses during the festival

4. Please note:

○ Volunteers who do not attend the volunteer launching ceremony and training sessions will not be allowed to participate as volunteers (evidence explaining absence may be required if the absence is) due to examinations, flight schedule changes, or illness).
○ Absence without prior notice is not permitted.
○ Only volunteers who have an account with the 1365 Volunteer Portal website will be assigned hours for volunteering. So please register on the website during the given period.

For inquiries, please call +82-51-916-8828 (Festival Operations Team)


▽ Launching ceremony of the 4th festival