The Palm Springs Photo Festival is an amazing event – one which requires a great number of people to make possible. Volunteers and interns are a vital component to the success of the Palm Springs Photo Festival experience.

As a volunteer or intern, you will have the opportunity to attend festival programs, gain relevant work experience in photography and/or event production, and work alongside established industry professionals.

Click Here to read a full description of our volunteer program.

If you are interested in volunteering or interning for the 2012 festival, please fill out the form below. NOTE: The Deadline for Applications is February 5, 2012. We will welcome submissions after this date but they will be added to a wait-list of alternates for 2012.

Click Here to read all about one volunteer’s experience and how volunteering at the festival could be beneficial for you!

PLEASE NOTE: Do not close the browser window once you have started filling out this form. None of your information will be saved and you will have to start over.

Red Asterisk (*) indicated required field.


First Name*

Last Name*


Address 1*

Address 2





Phone Number*

Is the number you just provided above a cell phone?

Cell Number where you can be reached during the festival (if different from above)

Cell Carrier (so we can send you schedule updates via text messages during the festival)

Have you attended the festival before?

Have you volunteered at the festival before?*

Have you volunteered at other festivals? If so, which one(s)?

Are you planning to volunteer through your school (Brooks, Art Center, etc) for credit?

Would you be interested in volunteering in our West Hollywood production office from early January through the festival dates?

If yes, please describe your overall availability for the months of December through March.

Can you provide your own transportation to the festival?

Would you be interested in carpooling to the festival?

Are you comfortable lifting festival equipment (tables, chairs, photo gear, etc)?*

How did you hear about volunteering at the festival?


What genre(s) of photography do you practice/are you interested in OR what type of events/production do you work/have interest in?

Do you have any formal photographic/event production education or are you self taught? Please explain.

In regards to photography, at what level would you consider yourself?

If you have a website or link to your work, please enter it here.


In exchange for your generous time and energy helping us make this our best festival yet, we want you to be able to participate in the festival area that interests you the most. If you haven't done so already, please familiarize yourself with the different festival programs offered at this years festival by clicking here (opens in a new window).

The following section helps Festival Management place you into the Volunteer Category that best suits your preferences, skills and experience. Before completing, please familiarize yourself with the various Volunteer Categories by clicking here (opens in a new window).

What Volunteer Category would you like to be involved with? Please rank your top three choices below.

First Choice*

Second Choice*

Third Choice*

What is your availability for the week of the festival? If you are unable to join us for the entire week, please select the days you are available. You may make multiple selections.*
 The Entire Week Sat 3/31 Sun 4/1 Mon 4/2 Tues 4/3 Wed 4/4 Thurs 4/5 Fri 4/6

Is there a specific event at the festival you are particularly interested in?

Will you be 25 or older at the time of the festival (required to operate rental vehicles)?*

Do you have a current and valid driver's license?

Do you have any special skills that would help in specific areas of the festival (i.e. fluent in foreign language, computer networking, website programming, a/v equipment, graphic design, leadership, organization, catering, etc)?

Please list any disabilities, restrictions or handicaps relevant to placing you in the most appropriate festival program.

Please list any other information you would like to have considered when assigning festival positions.

For Workshops Only These positions require previous work experience as a studio and/or location photography assistant. A more extensive interview process and personal references will be required to secure one of these sought-after assignments. Please list any experience you have assisting (photography, administrative, etc). Be sure to include your duties and responsibilities.

Please indicate which instructor(s) you would prefer to assist at the festival.

If you would like to submit a resume, please attach it here. Make sure your full name is in the file name, the file is in PDF format and is less than 2 MB.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2012 Palm Springs Photo Festival! Festival staff will be in touch regarding your application soon. Every effort will be given to accommodate your volunteering preferences. Actual assignments may vary and are subject to change depending on availability and production-time need.

If you should encounter any trouble submitting your application, please contact us at information@palmspringsphotofestival.com


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