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.

If you do not get a response within 72 hours, please email our personnel department for assistance.

Chair

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Chair, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Secretary

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Secretary, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Business

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!

Fundraising Coordinator

Do you have a great idea for a fundraiser? Come join the Business team and lead the way on fundraising for Norwescon.

Convention Services

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Convention Services Department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Member Services

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Member Services Department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Personnel

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Personnel Department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Content Hosts/Room Hosts

Norwescon will be using the Airmeet platform; extensive training will be provided. Hosts will chat with presenters before events, give feedback (tips on lighting, awkward camera placement, weird background noise or objects, etc.), help sort out any questions that arise (with assistance from tech folks, if needed), and make sure everybody is comfortable and ready to present. Monitor/moderate chat and enforce audience rules complete with the ability to eject audience members.

Programming

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Programming department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Content Hosts/Room Hosts

Norwescon will be using the Airmeet platform; extensive training will be provided. Hosts will chat with presenters before events, give feedback (tips on lighting, awkward camera placement, weird background noise or objects, etc.), help sort out any questions that arise (with assistance from tech folks, if needed), and make sure everybody is comfortable and ready to present. Monitor/moderate chat and enforce audience rules complete with the ability to eject audience members.

Publications

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!

Editor

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.

Graphic Designer

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. Monitors social media sites and the wider web for direct or indirect mentions of Norwescon and replies or alerts necessary parties as required.

Social Media Assistants

Works with the Social Media Lead to delivers update as requested to the convention’s social communities including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media outlets. Monitors social media sites and the wider web for direct or indirect mentions of Norwescon and replies or alerts necessary parties as required.

Staff Writer

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.

Webmaster

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.

Webmaster Second

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.

Special Events

To apply for any of the following positions, contact our Special Events department, or stop by one of our monthly planning meetings to volunteer in person!

Content Hosts/Room Hosts

Norwescon will be using the Airmeet platform; extensive training will be provided. Hosts will chat with presenters before events, give feedback (tips on lighting, awkward camera placement, weird background noise or objects, etc.), help sort out any questions that arise (with assistance from tech folks, if needed), and make sure everybody is comfortable and ready to present. Monitor/moderate chat and enforce audience rules complete with the ability to eject audience members.

Active Events and Games Positions

Fannish Feud Host

Games Scheduling

Game Hosts

Games Info Desk

Scavenger Hunt Coordinator

Single Pattern Contest Judges

Productions Positions

Burlesque Front House Manager

Manages the area where the audience views the performance. In terms of online performance, the Front of House Manager will moderate chat and enforce audience rules complete with the ability to eject audience members.

Burlesque Stage Manager

Coordinates with show director and maintains the smooth running of the show by helping to solve problems as they arise for performers and technical staff.

Concerts Scheduler

Works with the concert director and musicians to determine the schedule of the concerts for the convention.

Concerts PR

Create advertising campaigns and help get the word out.