We will post openings for positions we’re looking to fill here, but there’s a good chance that there are a number of other positions that could use a willing volunteer, or any number of other ways you can help out! If you’d like to chip in with putting Norwescon 40 together, see what’s listed below, or stop by one of our ConCom volunteer meetings, or even swing by the Volunteers office during the con. We’ll be thrilled to see you!
PR Street Team: ideally, 3-4 geographically disbursed volunteers to assist with distributing flyers and promotions.
PR Assistant: to assist with planning and implementing promotional and advertising opportunities.
Charities Assistants: to assist with coordinating between Norwescon and related charitable organizations.
Hotel Liaison Second: to assist with hotel and convention communications onsite and prior to the convention.
- Security and Dispatch Team Members
- Information Technology (IT) staff (hardware and software support)
- Transportation & Logistics Support
- Backstage, Light, and Sound Techs
- Operations Office Support
Registration Staff: First line customer service contact for our members; assisting with new and pre-registration, cashiering. Must be looking for fun and lifelong friendships.
Art Show Cashiers and Art Wranglers: We have cashier positions available, working with not just our members but also helping artists with check-in and check-out; training available so don’t let a lack of retail experience stop you. Wranglers are our customer service reps, assisting with answering questions, checking bids, helping artists and providing security.
Do you love art, and want to see it first? Do you love to be part of a great team, and help out artists and our members while having fun? These are the positions you should be looking for!
Personnel Second: support the Personnel team to organize team tasks prior to the convention and offer support to team members during the convention.
Convention Suite Host: Hosts assist in preparation of food and snacks, and in ensuring a welcoming and safe atmosphere for convention members to relax and connect with other convention members.
Volunteer Support Staff: support at-convention volunteer support including: staff volunteer recruiting area(s), may enter volunteer hours tracking, assist volunteers in finding good fit opportunities, explain volunteer thank you gifts.
- Stage Management
- Green Room/Staff Support staff
- Guest of Honor Liaison(s)
- Pro-Check-in staff
Webmaster Second: Assist in creating revisions and updates to the Norwescon website.
Film Festival Coordinator(s): A person or persons to work to put together a collection of 6 to 8 hours of original film work to present Thursday night of the convention.
Gaming Room Staff: Works with gaming Shift Leads to supervise gaming room. Help people find and sign up for games, take head counts, and distribute raffle tickets. All ages accepted.
Gaming Youth Room Lead: Leadership role for the youth gaming space on Friday and Saturday nights. This person will need to work 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights running the youth space, in addition to pre-convention coordination. If they are interested can create gaming events specifically for younger members. While we prefer someone aged 18-20, people up to age 25 who are interested in youth events are welcome to volunteer.
Head Den Mother: Assist Masquerade participants backstage Saturday evening. Familiarity with Masquerade process and costume construction and a calm, supportive personality preferred.
Masquerade Judges Clerk: (2 positions) Assist Masquerade judges on Saturday evening. Familiarity with Google Forms and basic understanding of the Masquerade process preferred.
Special Events Promoter/Secretary: Works with Special Events staff to promote events and where possible takes notes for Special Events in meetings. May help generate packets for pros, or any other admin support functions for Special Events departments.