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Staff Openings

Operations

Hello all potential staff members, the Operations department of Sakura-Con is looking for volunteers! Not only will you get a free staff membership and avoid those registration lines, but you will directly contribute to helping do what it takes to make the convention run smoothly. We have multiple positions open which are as follows:

Audio / Visual (A/V) av@sakuracon.org

The Operations department is looking for an Audio / Video Manager who take care of all our A/V related needs for our panel, theater, and game rooms. You will be in charge of overseeing several teams to help plan, setup, and monitor these rooms during the entire convention and make sure any and all problems or tech requests for those rooms are handled quickly and efficiently. You will be working with multiple other departments in the organization to make sure that we have everything needed for all panelists and guests. We are looking for someone who has at least 2 years experience volunteering for the convention and at least 1 year at the coordinator level. You need to have experience working with more complex Audio and Visual gear, like multiple channel mixing boards and large venue projectors. If interested please send mail to operations@sakuracon.org ASAP.


To express interest in staffing for Operations, please contact operations@sakuracon.org.


Programming

Assistant Miniatures Coordinator

Miniature/Table Top Gaming Room is looking to fill the Assistant Miniatures Coordinator position this year. We are willing to work with scheduling both for personal convention time and possible gaming events you might wish to bring.

Main duties include:

  • Answer questions, pass out participation raffle tickets, and showcase, possibly demo various Miniature and/or Board games to attendees.
  • Watch over gaming material and terrain for both Miniature/Tabletop gaming and those of guest demonstrators.
  • Help setup and teardown the Miniature/Tabletop room.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Asian/anime/video game themed skirmish level miniature gaming (Malfaux, Anima: Tactic, Relic Knights, Robotech RPG Tactics) or board games (Super Dungeon Explore, Krosmaster: Arena, Tsuro) is preferred but not required.
  • Comfortable talking to people, polite and helpful.
  • Over 18yrs as we are going to be running the Miniature/Tabletop room 24hrs.
  • To Apply: Please contact programming@sakuracon.org with subject Assistant Miniatures Coordinator.

Panel Moderators

The Programming Department is looking for several Panel Moderators to help the 2015 convention run smoothly! Panel Moderators are the link between the panelists and the Programming Department. They support the panelists, help with line control, uphold convention rules, and record basic information about the panels to provide the best content year after year!

Panel Moderator Requirements/Duties include:

  • Providing quality assurance while attending panels.
  • Be responsible, helpful, and show up for all required meetings and shifts.
  • Be able to work 16-18 hours during the convention.
  • Be comfortable talking to people and working with attendees, guests or panelists.
  • Be familiar (or be dedicated to becoming familiar) with the convention rules.
At least one year of con volunteer experience is preferred, but not required.

For more information please email panelmods@sakuracon.org.


To express interest in staffing for Programming, please contact programming@sakuracon.org.


Publicity

SAS is now accepting applications for the following positions for Sakura-Con 2015:

Floor staff: Handles policy enforcement, crowd control, and general customer service out on the main convention floors

Office Staff: Handles filing of incident reports, after-hours peace-bonding, checking SAS staff in and out of their shifts, and radio/nextel distribution.

Please email SAS@Sakuracon.org to apply!


Reception Staff

Reception is looking for staffers. Reception is the front desk for the convention main offices. Reception's main purpose is to help staff and attendees alike to find the information or resources they need to answer their questions.

This position requires good customer service skills, a calm head, and the ability to solve problems. Customers service experience and prior Sakura-Con attendance are strongly preferred.

If you are interested please send a short resume to reception@sakuracon.org and fill out the following form:

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Age:
  • Primary E-Mail Address:
  • Are you available for Sakura-Con Staff Meetings? list of meetings here.
  • Are you planning to be at the convention on Thursday?

Membership

Staff Preservation

Looking for people to be involved with Staff Preservation, with all the hard working staff and voluteers needing a bite to eat or something to drink, we are looking for volunteers to help prep, serve and dish out food. With the con being around the clock, there are plenty of 4 hour shifts that need to be filled. 12 hours throughout the convention of your time is awesomely appreciated. For those who complete the 12 hours, we will write a letter of recommendation to add to your resume and a professional referral for those in the job market and for those 18 and above, the hours can count toward your community service hours. I will need your best hours of availability around the clock to best work around your convention wants and our convention needs!

Please feel free to email me at northwestbartender@yahoo.com if you are interested in being a part of the culinary team feeding the masses of staff and volunteers at Sakuracon!



Comptroller:

If you have experience with cashiering please contact the membership director directly for more information about this position.


Membership Office Staff:

Membership is looking for people to help staff the Membership office. You would be responsible for distributing volunteer badges, replacing lost volunteer badges, and other secretarial duties for the Membership department. If you are interested in this position, please contact Membership.


Registration Shift Coordinator:

Membership is looking for Registration shift coordinators to act as shift leads for various shifts in the registration area. You would be responsible for working with the Registration Manager and Assistant Manager, overseeing the registration employees on each shift. Some management or registration experience preferred. There are two of these positions available. If you are interested in this position please contact the Registration manager.


Registration Staff:

Membership is always looking for more people to help us with registration. If you are looking for a way to step in and help Sakura Con this is the volunteer position for you! Basic computer skills and customer service experience is helpful in this position, but if you think you have what it takes email the Registration manager and get involved!


Registration is looking for new and experienced staff. Please email Registration.

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