In our Volunteer form, you selected "Workshop Assistant" as an area of interest. Please fill out this additional form in order for us to consider your application for this area of our event. Some questions are the same as you filled out previously.

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First Name*

Last Name*


Worked as PSPF workshop assistant before?

If you have worked as a workshop assistant before, what workshop(s) and which year(s)?

If you have worked as a festival volunteer before, what position(s) and which year(s)?

Age Range

Cell Phone Number*

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

In order to work as a workshop assistant in our program, your availability must be the entire festival week.

 The Entire Week

Are you able to lift heavy photography gear?*

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

Do you have a current, valid driver's license & insurance?*

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, videography, social media, graphic design, leadership, organization, catering, etc)?

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

To work as a workshop assistant, you would be acting not only as the photo assistant, but also as the festival liaison for the workshop. These positions require previous work experience as a studio and/or location photography assistant and the willingness to drive a van if required. A more extensive interview process and personal references will be required to secure one of these sought-after assignments. Experience required includes familiarity with major camera systems, lighting systems, grip and some production skills. Please list any experience you have assisting (photography, administrative, group leadership roles you've had, etc). Be sure to include your duties and responsibilities.

Let us know the major genres of photography you work in / have expertise / experience in:

For the following 6 questions, please use a rating scale of 1 being minimal, 5 being very experienced:

Please rate your experience with digital camera systems.

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Please rate your experience with electronic flash and continuous lighting systems.

 1 2 3 4 5

Please rate your experience with Photoshop / Lightroom.

 1 2 3 4 5

Please rate your experience with shooting video with DSLR's or other video capture cameras.

 1 2 3 4 5

Please rate your experience with video editing.

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Please rate your experience with producing photo shoots.

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

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

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2018 Palm Springs Photo Festival! Festival staff will be in touch regarding your application in early - mid February. 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 [email protected]