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Membership

Staff Preservation Staff

Multiple positions open

Staff Preservation provides a space for Sakura-Con staff members to unwind, converse, and grab a quick meal and drink before and after their shift. We focus on maintaining a relaxing environment for staff members, as well as replenishing their food and beverage options when needed.

Here is a brief overview of the position:

  • Keeping the room and equipment secure, clean, and presentable:
    • Cleaning up litter left behind (including sending personal items to lost and found)
    • Sanitizing all surfaces
    • Washing dishes if needed
    • Changing garbage bags
  • Assisting with set-up and/or tear-down
  • Restocking food items & keeping the beverage containers full
  • Assisting with transporting food items
  • Informing staff of food options
  • Kindly communicating and enforcing rules of Staff
  • Preservation to others

We do ask that you have a food handler’s card by the time you start working with us. More information can be given to you if needed.
Though it is not required, it is preferred that you are available Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16, to assist with set-up and tear-down.
We are a fun group of people who like to have a good time and be surrounded by food – we want to expand our team with people who have the same values ☺
If you are interested, please send us your resume or a list of your previous food and/or customer service experiences to staff.preservation@sakuracon.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Registration Staff

Registration is always looking for more general staff.

As the first contact with most attendees, customer service is paramount to being a successful Reg staffer. Previous computer skills, cash handling skills, and extensive customer service skills are a must. However, we do have a few positions available for clerical work as well. Please contact registration@sakuracon.org if you are interested in this position. This position requires you to be 18 years old or older.

Reg Line Control Coordinator

One Position available.

Registration Line Control staff are our feet on the ground to help keep our Registration lines running smoothly. From load-balancing lines to answering questions, if you enjoy a quick-paced and adaptive environment, this position is for you. You will manage a small team of Registration Line Control staff, including scheduling and collaborating with the Registration Management Team to effectively manage the Registration lines, flow, and general space. The majority of this position will require you to be on your feet for extended periods of time, however, we can accommodate special needs as necessary, with advance notice. Applicants must be friendly but loud when required. Be ready to adjust to a dynamic environment and be ready to think on your feet. Please contact membership@sakuracon.org if you are interested in staffing for this position.

Registration Line Control Staff

Multiple positions available.

Registration Line Control staff are our feet on the ground to help keep our Registration lines running smoothly. From load-balancing lines to answering questions, if you enjoy a quick-paced and adaptive environment, this position is for you. The majority of this position will require you to be on your feet for extended periods of time, however, we can accommodate special needs as necessary, with advance notice. Applicants must be friendly but loud when required. Be ready to adjust to a dynamic environment and be ready to think on your feet. Please contact membership@sakuracon.org if you are interested in staffing for this position.

Registration Development Staff

Multiple positions open.

The Registration Development Team is looking for web developers and designers to help maintain the Sakura-Con attendee registration software system. This position calls for year-round commitment to ensure that all software requirements are met for the next convention. Prior development experience is preferred, as well as practical experience with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, and PHP. Please contact regadmin@sakuracon.org if you are interested in this position.

Programming

AMV Room

AMV Room needs 1 person. The person would have to be able to work at least one of the early morning shifts (i.e. from 2:00 am to 7:00/8:00 am) either Saturday Morning or Sunday Morning. For more information, email media.prog@sakuracon.org.

As for qualifications:

  • Familiar with AMVs
  • Works well in a group environment (for the day stuff with other staff)
  • Familiar with PCs (although we will train on the software we use)
  • Familiar with A/V equipment (mixers, etc) ((although we are willing to train on this)

Karaoke

Karaoke needs 2 people. For more information, email media.prog@sakuracon.org.

  • General staff is fine, won’t need to work alone/solo
  • Friday through Sunday
  • Works well with a group environment/people
  • Familiar with PCs (the system isn’t too complicated and willing to train)

Line Entertainment Volunteers

Love making people smile? Sakura-Con is launching a brand new Line Entertainment crew! Join us as we making waiting in line just as fun as the panel inside.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Volunteer for at least 16 hours during the convention.
  • Be responsible, helpful, and show up for all required meetings and shifts.
  • The perfect person for this position is creative, comfortable being in front of crowds, and sociable.
  • Must be physically capable of standing for long periods of time and walking long distances.
  • Possess great communication skills and demonstrate respect when interacting with attendees and other convention staff.

For more information email: ProgAdmin@sakuracon.org

Support Staff

The Programming department is looking for Support Staff to help the 2017 convention run smoothly! Programming Support Staff maintain the Programming office, assist during room changeovers, and act as runners between the office and other convention staff. You will also get the chance to roam, check on the panels, and provide support to room staff.

Support Staff Requirements:

  • Be responsible, helpful, and show up for all required meetings and shifts.
  • Be able to work a minimum of 16 hours during the convention.
  • Be familiar (or be dedicated to becoming familiar) with the convention rules.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be physically capable of standing for long periods of time, and walking long distances.

For more information please email progadmin@sakuracon.org

Room Moderators

The Programming Department is looking for Room Moderators to help the 2017 convention run smoothly!  Room Moderators are the link between attendees, room content, and the rest of Sakura-Con staff. They ensure the smooth and safe operation of room content, uphold convention rules inside their room, act as a liaison between room content providers and the rest of Sakura-Con staff, and record basic information about the panels to ensure the Programming Department provides the best content year after year!  Whereas some volunteer jobs take up valuable convention time, being a Room Moderator is awesome because it gives you a chance to watch panels while you volunteer!

Room Moderator Requirements:

  • Be responsible, helpful, and show up for all required meetings and shifts.
  • Be able to work a minimum of 16 hours during the convention.
  • Be comfortable talking with large numbers of people, problem solving in groups, and taking charge to resolve problems.
  • Be familiar (or be dedicated to becoming familiar) with the convention rules.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be physically capable of standing for long periods of time, and walking long distances.

For more information please email panelmods@sakuracon.org.

Publicity

Event Photographers

If you agree to become a Volunteer member of Sakura-con’s Photography Staff, you agree with the terms below:

  1. Photo rights will be equally shared with Sakura-Con: You are able to use all your photographed images as you wish, and Sakura-Con has the right to use all images as they wish.
  2. You must provide copies of all your original (or lightly edited) photos taken at Sakura-Con, to Sakura-Con for the archives. This is done by: handing them off during convention, or by getting them to me, Aleeza McCant (the photography coordinator) within the week after convention.
  3. Sakura-Con is a non-profit organization: the photos you send to Sakura-Con for its use must not contain a watermark of any kind. Sakura-Con cannot use watermarked images. (You may watermark your own copies of your images for your own personal use.)
  4. You agree to shoot the events and/or subjects you are scheduled for. (You will have an opportunity to give your availability and input on this manner when the con gets closer and the 2017 schedule becomes available.)
  5. All other Sakura-Con membership policies apply

If you’re interested please email Aleeza with a photo portfolio link of your best event work. If possible, include a reference as well. Please note, must be at least 18 years of age.

Email information to: photography@sakuracon.org
Subject line: Sakura-Con 2017 Photography
Please include the following…

  • Full name (first and last):
  • Current email address:
  • Phone number:
  • Portfolio link or link to examples of your work:

Applications will be accepted until March 10th, 2017*
(We will review all applications and will give notice of acceptance on or by March 15th, 2017)

Information Services Positions

Sakura-Con is looking for volunteers for our Info Booth and Pass/ID Booth! Do you like people? Would you prefer to be able to watch the magic of con unfold around you, instead of being behind the scenes? We have space for both returning and first time attendees, and veteran volunteers looking for a change of pace! Please email info.manager@sakuracon.org to apply.

Reception

Reception is the front desk for the convention’s main offices, and its 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. Customer service experience, prior Sakura-Con attendance, and age 18+ are strongly preferred.

If you think you’d be a good fit for this, send a short resume to reception@sakuracon.org and include the following form (filled out, of course)

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Age:
  • Primary E-Mail Address:
  • Telephone Number:
  • Are you available for Sakura-Con Staff Meetings?
    (A list of meetings is available at the meetings page)
  • Are you planning to be at the convention on Thursday?

Sakura Attendee Services

If you wish to apply for any Sakura Attendee Services position directly, please email sas@sakuracon.org.

Package Check Staff

Responsible for checking in packages and props during Main Events.

Events

Responsible for crowd control and rules during all main events and dances.

Operations

Logistics

It’s the beginning of recruitment season and the Logistics team is looking for some hard-working people to help us get ready for the 2017 Convention. A lot of our work is starting now and we need you!

The Logistics team has a few requirements:

  1. You must be able to lift 50lbs.
  2. Be ready to be active, we do a lot of running around!
  3. Attend at least 3 work days (typically Saturdays or Sundays, 11- 3p) before the ‘Con. These are typically at our shed in Burien, if travel is a concern we also help organize carpools.
  4. Agree to work at least one on-call shift during the ‘Con (shifts are about 4 hours). If you cannot make work days we will assign additional shifts during the ‘Con to make sure you make your required hours.

What is Logistics? We are in charge of transporting items for the other SakuraCon departments. This means working before the convention to move and organize these items. Our biggest role will be directly before con, to bring everything to the convention center and deliver it to departments. After con we gather and return departments items to our storage (called Load-Out).

If you want to make it a great convention please send an email to logistics@sakuracon.org, we would love to add you to our team!

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