Virtual Norwescon is a brave new world that will require some new skills and won’t require some of the jobs that we’ve had in years past. If you’re trying to figure out how you can help out this year, please review this survey of tentative positions and let us know what sounds interesting. If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy, please fill out the box at the end of the form to let us know of any skills you might have that translate to the virtual realm.
This page is not necessarily a comprehensive list of open positions. Even if you don’t see something here that you think is right for you, we’d love to welcome you to the ConCom team! Please feel free to drop us a line, or join us at one of our monthly planning meetings to see how you can help.
To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Secretary, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!
Year-round position assisting with administering and monitoring the Norwescon Documentation Wiki. Should have knowledge of MediaWiki setup/backend administration. Preferred candidates will have volunteered with Norwescon in the past and have general knowledge of the organization structure and processes.
To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Business Department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!
To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Publications department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!
Requirements: Excellent written communication skills. Availability throughout the con year, and commitment to turn items around within a tight time frame. Edits Publications materials according to the rules in the Norwescon Style Guide including (but not limited to) items for the eNewsletters, the Post Con Report, the Pocket Program Book, the Souvenir Program Book, the website, posters, flyers, bookmarks, print ads, social media and press releases. It is not necessary for you to attend the convention meetings (or even the convention) with this position.
Requirements: Access to and proficiency in the use of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or other graphic design software. Create, organize, edit, and publish design elements for the current and future convention year. Design and produce fliers, bookmarks, poster, program books, banners, signs, advertisements and other media for print, web, and presentation materials. Design graphics and layout for other media, such as the website, registration website, eNewsletter, and pocket program as needed. Communicate with printer as needed, including delivery of final product.
Social Media Lead
Oversees and leads the social media outreach strategy and campaigns. Delivers updates as requested to the convention’s social communities including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media outlets, along with coordinating with the website team. May be asked to edit Publication materials according to the rules in the Norwescon Style Guide for rush items. May include duties listed under Social Media Minions, in lieu of available staffing. Hires and directs Social Media Minions.
Requirements: Excellent written communication skills. Availability throughout the con year, and commitment to turn items around within a tight time frame. Creates content for newsletter, website, and social media announcements based on source material or ideas provided by others. Source material may be in varying states of completion when accepted. It is not necessary for you to attend the convention meetings (or even the convention) with this position.
Oversees the convention website, updating design and content as required. Requires WordPress CMS administration knowledge. May need to create content or edit provided content; strong writing and editing skills preferred. May need to create occasional design elements for the website; some design background appreciated but not required. Also responsible for Dreamhost account management.
Assist the Webmaster with website updates and redesign planning and implementation. The ideal volunteer would have interest in learning enough to take over as webmaster in the future.