Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Senior Back of House Positions

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Senior Back of House Positions

Virgin Access

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COMPANY NAME Virgin Access TYPE Volunteering
LOCATION Melbourne, Victoria, Australia INDUSTRY PR, Events, Fashion, Digital/Online, Social Media, Retail, Music, Photography, Media, Admin
POSTED November 28, 2017


The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.

The Festival presents the country’s largest fashion event including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is your opportunity to gain valuable experience and work alongside some of the most talented and professional people in the Fashion and Event industry.


This application is to volunteer for Senior roles in Back of House (BOH) opportunities at VAMFF's Runway shows and associated events. These are very exciting and important positions and therefore eligible candidates will be contacted for a face to face or Skype interview. You will be required to be available for a minimum of 6 shifts over the course of the festival. You will receive invaluable experience and we look forward to you being an integral part of the Festival.

You will be involved in and observe a lot of different aspects of the event, which may require long hours at times in a fast-paced environment. You will be supported by and have the opportunity to learn from of our very capable managers and team leaders along the way.

We have various opportunities available:

Stylist/Head Dresser Assistant

Attend induction, prepare Designer collections under Stylist and Fashion Runway Production team instruction for fittings and Runways, prepare fittings paperwork, assist Stylists with Runway preparations, dress models during fittings and Runways (garment steaming, ironing and shoe taping).

Collections Assistant

Attend induction, assisting with the set-up of styling and fitting stations, organising and preparing the Designer collections and accessories for Runway shows, assisting the Collections Management Team in the Inventory checking of all Designer collections and accessories unpack, repack collections and prepare collections.



Location: Various locations in Melbourne

Dates: 1st - 18th March

Information Night: 21st February 6:00pm - 9:00pm (compulsory)

Induction and Safety Briefing: Sunday 4th March (compulsory)

NOTE: The onsite induction and safety briefing is compulsory and any requirements for shifts prior to this date will be arranged with a separate induction.

A couple of useful tips for you:

Tip 1: We will be considering all applications between now and early February. Don't panic if you don't hear from us during this time, as we usually wait until the end of the application period so everybody is considered.

Tip 2: Join our 'FORUM' at to if you have any questions or to chat about your experiences volunteering.

TIP 3: You can change your application status and availability at any time until applications close on the 1st February 2018 - please make sure you are 100% available for the dates you have selected.

Tip 4: Go and 'LIKE' our FACEBOOK page 'MIRO DOOR' to get all the VAMFF Volunteering updates first hand.


We are looking for happy, enthusiastic and committed volunteers who must be over 18 years of age and have a general interest in Fashion, Festivals and Events. As this is your opportunity to put a foot in the door and to gain some exciting and valuable experience in this industry. We are looking forward to have you volunteer at the Festival and ask that you always be on timereliablehonest and always ready to learn with a smile on your face. At the end of your volunteering experience you will receive a certificate of appreciation and a formal letter confirming your volunteering role and responsibilities.

*Please be aware that although we have various opportunities available if apply for more than one or all of the positions you can only be accepted for one position.

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MUST: In order for you application to be processed we require the following additional information. Please respond to the questions below in the cover letter section of your application:

1. Please tell us in two or three sentences; your skills, knowledge/ and or experience you bring to this role. 

2. Please advise us of any Medical conditions you may have.

*Please note that these are volunteering opportunities and therefore these roles are unpaid. You will be free to end your participation at any time (just try and give us plenty of notice!).

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