Getting Involved

The Committee

The ANU Film Group is run on a day-to-day basis by a dedicated committee of volunteers. The Committee consists of twenty members and is selected each year at the Annual General Meeting (usually held towards the beginning of the screening year). Our AGM is always advertised on our website and at screenings, and any member of the Group is encouraged to come along and perhaps even run for a spot on the Committee.

The Committee meets approximately once a month to make decisions on how to run the Group. In addition to attending meetings, Committee members are also the people who work as Duty Managers at screenings – you will usually find them sitting behind the computer on your way in or selling memberships.

In addition to general Committee duties, there are also Executive positions – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer – that are filled at the AGM. All Committee members can also run for a number of committee officer positions that are filled at the first committee meeting, ensuring that every aspect of the Group is looked after.

If you would like more information on the committee, the various roles available, and whether there are any current vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Volunteering

If you are interested in helping out with the Group but don’t want to join the Committee, there are a number of other ways that you can still lend a hand.

In addition to a Duty Manager, every screening also requires a door person to operate the card scanner in order to check in members and their guests. No specific skills or qualifications are required other than a friendly smile and the ability to turn up when rostered! Best of all, after doing a set number of sessions per semester, door persons receive a complementary membership for the following semester.

We also usually need people to help write reviews for our booklets that we publish at the start of each semester. Our publications have a lot of time and effort put into them, and we’re always on the lookout for more help, especially when it means our talented members can contribute too!

A call for door people and review writers usually goes out prior to the start of each semester, so keep an eye on our website or sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about it. If you’re interested in any of these roles, or would like more information, be sure to get in touch with us.

Projectionists

The Group employs a small team of people as projectionists to operate the equipment and screen films at our screenings. These are casual roles that are paid in accordance to our Certified Agreement and the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010.

Projectionist vacancies are usually advertised on our website, but if you’re keen on being contacted should a vacancy arise, please send us an email with an expression of interest and your latest resumé.