2018 Volunteer perks:* Full Weekend Pass* Unlimited Access to staff room (yummy food & lemonade provided)* Behind the Scenes Convention Access* Special Staffing Hours for Dealers Room* Inexpensive staff shirts, sweatshirts & hoodies* End of Convention Party (aka Dead Dog) with more free food!
Here are some of the areas in which you can volunteer (more details @ http://izumicon.com/volunteer/departments-descriptions):* ConOps (handle security & wherever else your director assigns you)* Artists / Dealers (work with our vendor/dealers and artists)* Events - Panelist (hosting panels) * Events - Staff (work events, monitor panels and judging)* Guest Relations (help our super duper special guests)* Registration (work registration desk)* Tech (audio video and other technical setup/support aspects)* Traditional Gaming (help run our board gaming room)* Video Gaming (assist with video games room)* Viewing (ensure audience is age appropriate; keep anime playing)* Wherever (for those who don't have a preference) Requirements for volunteering:* be at least 16 years old* submit completed volunteer staffing application by 08/04/2018* either be a new Izumicon volunteer or be a previous Izumicon volunteer in good standing ("good standing" means you met staff requirements for the last year you volunteered) --if you are not in good standing, you may be placed on probation and may not receive all volunteer perks.* work a minimum of eighteen (18) hours during the convention (no more than three (3) hours credited for help during setup) --this means you need to sign in/out with Staff Director or your Team Director for proper accumulation of work hours. *** If you do not sign in, you will NOT receive any credit. *** If you sign in, yet do not sign out, you will receive no more than ONE (1) hour credit for time worked.* attend a minimum of two (2) staff meetings during course of year -- you get 1hr credit for each staff meeting you attend (sign-in w/Staff Director is required!!) -- if you are unable to attend the meeting, you must reply to each staff meeting reminder before that meeting as to why you can't attend. Valid inability to attend reasons would include: out-of-state, working, lack of car, etc. -- failure to meet minimum staff meeting requirements may result in you being placed on probation, and thus may not be able to receive all volunteer perks.* attend required staffing meeting on Thursday 08/30/2018 @ 8pm for last minute updates (can be waived by dept director)
The above requirements may be modified during the course of the calendar year. Requirement changes will be communicated to you via email, staff meetings &/or via our Izumicon online options: Izumicon forums (http://www.izumicon.com/forums) --or-- Izumicon Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/Izumicon/).
To apply, just fill out the form below. ***PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS (formatting information is oftentimes included in the description/comments for each question)*** We will be in touch with you after we receive it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Izumicon Staff Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put IZUMICON in the subject for faster response as Dani's busy & gets lots of messages. Email addresses for directors of the other teams can be found @ http://izumicon.com/volunteer/departments-descriptions/.
We look forward to meeting you and having you on our team!