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Volunteer Staff Openings

Programming

Arts and Crafts

Sakura-con’s Arts and Crafts department is currently seeking outgoing, crafty individuals to fill out our ranks for the upcoming 2017 convention! This entry level position is a great chance to learn about and demonstrate traditional Japanese crafts such as origami, shibori (fabric dying), kanzashi (fabric folding) and more!

Arts and Crafts Staff Requirements:

  • Aged 16 years (with a guardian on premises) or older by the start of the convention
  • Work at least 16 hours over the course of the convention, including a mandatory training meeting on Thursday, April 13th at 6 PM.
  • Be on time to all assigned shifts.
  • Be comfortable with instructing attendees and guiding them through crafts. (You’ll be trained!)
  • Be polite, thoughtful, and comfortable around younger attendees.

Customer service experience is a plus! Knowledge of crafting is not required, but definitely a bonus!

Are you a knitter, writer, illustrator? Free craft time means you too can bring out your own projects when attendees don’t require assistance!

Are you interested? Of course you are! Contact arts.and.crafts@sakuracon.org for more information or to apply!

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.

Membership

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.

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.

Floor Staff

Floor staff are responsible for patrolling all the floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 of the convention center and will be interacting with our attendees and convention center staff to provide policy enforcement and crowd control.

Line Control Staff

Responsible for panels’ lines and autograph line assistance as required by Main Events.

Package Check Staff

Responsible for checking in packages and props during Main Events.

SAS Office

Tracks SAS radio sign outs, SAS hours, and assists operations dispatch in contacting SAS as they have the list of on duty personnel. Also assists with creation of Incident Reports

Peace-Bonding

Responsible for manning the various peace-bonding booths during the hours that registration and dealer hall are open (at which point peace-bonding is handled by the office). Ensures that all weapons are peace-bonded and maintains the peace-bonding contracts.

Events

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

Nights

Responsible for handling all the above responsibilities between 11:00PM-7:00AM and performs the minor sweep at 1:00AM.

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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