Naka-Kon Staff Application 2019
This is the application for Naka-Kon 2019. We are an entirely volunteer convention and we are greatly appreciative that you want to help us run Kansas City's premiere Japanese Culture and anime convention. Please fill out the form in its entirety so that we have the most accurate and up-to-date information for you. If a particular question does not apply to you put "N/A."

Please do NOT fill this form more than once. If you have any questions please contact HR@naka-kon.com.

Please note that after February 1, 2019, your application will no longer be considered without previous arrangements being made.

1. First Name *
Your answer
2. Last Name *
Your answer
3. E-mail (One you check often please) *
Your answer
4. Phone Number *
Your answer
Preferred Nickname
Your answer
5. Preferred Staffing Level *
6. Sector (First Choice) *
7. Sector (Second Choice) *
8. Sector (Third Choice)
9. How many years have you attended Naka-Kon? *
Your answer
10. How many years have you volunteered at Naka-Kon? *
Your answer
11. How many years have you staffed Naka-Kon (Staff, CA, Director, etc.) *
Your answer
12. My current role at Naka-Kon is...(RETURNING STAFF ONLY)
13. Which sectors, if any, have you worked in previously? (Please list)
Your answer
14. I am interested in being a Director or Assistant Director for Naka-Kon 2019. *
15. If YES, Are you capable of creating staff schedules and managing shifts during the convention, in addition to tracking your staff's hours? (If NO, please jump to question # 21)
16. If YES, Do you have reliable transportation to and from the convention and meetings?
17. If YES, Do you have reliable internet access? (necessary to check email, respond to messages, and communicate with your staff)
18. If YES, Are you comfortable using G-mail or other E-mail software?
19. If YES, Are you comfortable using the following online Google Apps? (check all that apply)
20. If YES, What leadership qualities do you posses that will make you a good fit for this role?
Your answer
21. What skills or qualities do you possess that will make you a good fit for your intended role, or provide an experience you have had that demonstrates your abilities? *
Your answer
22. Were you referred here by any Naka-Kon staff? [If so, please give name(s)] *
Your answer
23. I will be at least 18 Years Old by the time of Naka-Kon 2019 (March 15-17, 2019) *
24. Have you already purchased a badge for Naka-Kon 2019 and will need a refund? *
25. I accept that I will be REQUIRED to read and understand the rules for 2019 once they are approved by the Board. This includes General Rules, Weapons Policy, Dress Code, Harassment Policy, and any rules specific to my sector and other sectors that I am directly involved with. (Please Initial) *
Your answer
26. I have read and understand the Naka-Kon 2019 Staff Social Media Policy provided at the following https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W33Pzx6ixMFZPx2G61coANgF05o2vz0lf8R9dnZMF4E/edit?usp=sharing (Please Initial) *
Your answer
27. I have read and understand the section applicable to my requested position within the Naka-Kon 2019 General Staff Guidelines provided at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WANDeFVgYmTcO_ff4cdUa3QUvUK-9jT3S_hFRtAYAAo/edit?usp=sharing (Please initial) *
Your answer
28. I understand that as a volunteer I am not an employee and will not be paid any compensation nor receive any employee benefits. Upon prior written approval by Naka-Kon, I may receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in activities authorized by Naka-Kon. I understand that the volunteer relationship does not lead to an employment relationship. I understand that I am not authorized to bind Naka-Kon Anime Convention or Naka-Kon, in any way. I understand that my services may be terminated by Naka-Kon at any time, for any or no reason. I agree not to engage in any trade, practice or other activity which is harmful to the goodwill or reflects unfavorably on Naka-Kon's reputation. (Please initial) *
Your answer
29. I understand that during the course of my association with Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon there may be disclosed to me confidential information or trade secrets of Naka-Kon. Said confidential information or trade secrets may consist of, but are not limited to, technical (methods, processes, formulae, compositions, systems, techniques, inventions, machines, computer programs, and research projects) and business information (customer lists, pricing date, sources of supply, financial data and marketing, production, merchandising systems and plans). (Please initial) *
Your answer
30. I agree that I shall not, during, or any time after the termination of my association with Naka-Kon, use for myself or others, or disclose or divulge to others including future volunteers, any trade secrets, confidential information, or any other proprietary data of Naka-Kon in violation of this agreement. (Please initial) *
Your answer
31. I agree that upon the termination of my association with Naka-Kon all rights to use said confidential information, proprietary information, or trade secrets shall terminate immediately. I shall return to Naka-Kon all confidential information, trade secrets, documents and property of Naka-Kon, including but not necessarily limited to: drawings, blueprints, reports, manuals, correspondence, customer lists, computer programs, and all other materials and all copies thereof relating in all way to Naka-Kon's business, or in any way obtained by me during the course of association. I further agree that I shall not retain copies, notes or abstracts of the foregoing. Naka-Kon may notify any future or prospective employer or third party of the existence of this agreement, and shall be entitled to full injunctive relief for any breach. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my personal representatives and successors in interest, and shall inure to the benefit of Naka-Kon, its successors and assigns. (Please initial) *
Your answer
32. I grant, transfer, convey, and assign to Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon, its successors and assigns, all right, title, and interest in and to all work and materials relating to my involvement under Naka-Kon, including the copyright, patent, trade secret rights, and all other right, title, and interest therein, and consisting of all existing source code, object code, documentation, flow charts, design documents, and record and file layouts relating thereto, and all trademarks, service marks, logos and trade dress associated therewith, if any (collectively the "Works"). This exclusive conveyance shall include, but is not limited to, the rights to publish, reproduce, transmit, adapt, prepare derivative works, sell, or otherwise make use of the Works (including all subsequent additions, revisions, supplements to, and versions of the Works and derivatives, regardless of length or nature) throughout the world, in any form or medium and in any language, and to license or otherwise transfer to others the rights commensurate herewith in connection with the Works. (Please initial) *
Your answer
33. I hereby grant to Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon, its successors and assigns, the right to file trademark, copyright and patent applications in the United States and throughout the world for the Works in the name of Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon its successors and assigns may act as attorney-in-fact to execute any document that Assignee, its successors and assigns, deem necessary to record this grant with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Copyright office or elsewhere. If requested, I agree to execute any and all trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret assignments, certificates, applications, or documents requested by Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon its successors and assigns. The cost of recording and registering ownership rights in the Works shall be borne solely by Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon. (Please initial) *
Your answer
34. I authorize Naka-Kon Anime Convention and its parent organization, Naka-Kon Japanese Cultural Education Association, to use any photograph, film, or videotape taken of me during my participation as a volunteer without compensation in any publication or promotional material prepared and distributed by Naka-Kon Anime Convention or Naka-Kon or any of their affiliates. I further authorize Naka-Kon Anime Convention and Naka-Kon to make a thorough investigation of my background to verify any and all information provided, including but not limited to obtaining work references, educational records, and personal history. Other Federal, State or local governmental agencies, former employers and former schools, may also be contacted. I also understand that as part of the normal procedure for processing my application, a consumer report may be prepared. Such reports may include a criminal history background check as well as information relating to my character and general reputation. I understand that I have the right to make a written request within a reasonable period of time to receive additional detailed information about the nature and scope of this investigation. (Please initial) *
Your answer
35. I hereby contract to be an unpaid volunteer of Naka-Kon Anime Convention and its parent organization, Naka-Kon Japanese Cultural Education Association commencing on May 1, 2018 and ending on April 30, 2019. I understand the typing full name in the space below serves as my electronic signature. (Please type your name) *
Your answer
36. Emergency Contact Name *
Your answer
37. Emergency Contact Phone Number *
Your answer
38. Do you have any allergies? (If so, please list) *
Your answer
39. Outstanding medical conditions, medications, illnesses, or injuries that we should know about in case of an emergency (if none, type NA) *
Your answer
40. Preferred T-shirt Size *
41. I am interested in pre-planning in my sector before the convention. (This includes, but is not limited to: research, making phone calls, making contacts with local businesses, attending meetings outside of the monthly Convention meeting.) *
42. I am interested in helping the Sponsorship team contact/research a variety of companies for sponsorship opportunities, donations, and advertising. *
43. Date of Birth *
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