Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Senior Head Ushers and Event Assistants

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Senior Head Ushers and Event Assistants

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, Marketing, 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.


This application is to volunteer for senior roles as Head Ushers in Front of House (FOH) and Event Assistants at VAMFF's Runway shows and associated events. These are very exciting and important positions 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 period 5th - 10th March. 

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 have the opportunity to gain hands on experience and learn from our very capable managers. We look forward to you joining the VAMFF team as an integral part of the festival. 

We have the opportunity available for:

Head Usher

Attend induction, welcome patrons and audience members to all Runway shows, checking tickets, ticket scanning, audience communications and queue management. Directing flow of guests and audience to their allocated seats, assisting patrons with access needs - latecomers and seating queries, responsible for cleanliness of gift bag placement and clearing between shows.

Event Assistant

Attend induction, assist with set up and daily preparation of event site and pack down, assisting with general event operations (guest experience, venue and ushering requirements), onsite support for Event Production team and event administration support when required.



Location: Various locations in Melbourne

Dates: 1 - 18 March

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

Induction and Safety Briefing: Sunday 4 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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