Staff Listings!

FanimeCon wants to draw special attention to the following positions.

If you are interested in any of these listings, click the "apply now" link to show your interest.

Besides these, most other departments are looking for staff. You can apply for them at the main staff application site.

Masquerade Assistant Stage Manager

Are you a theatre buff? Do you enjoy making sure the music cue starts properly, the right gel lights are used, the spot is in the right place, the house resident staff are happy, and those pesky performers are in the right place at the right time? Have we got a job for you!

The FanimeCon Masquerade is a complicated production and much of the prep work is done in the days, weeks, and months before the show. However, the most important day of all is SHOW DAY and we need someone who wants to learn one of the most important roles: Stage Manager.

This is an Assistant position where you will be learning the trade from our long-time Stage Manager and our Masquerade Head. This is a great position if you are experienced with running smaller Masquerades but are interested in learning how to run a Masquerade in a theater! We also welcome those with more experience running bigger events and music or theater productions.

You will be working with our long-time Masquerade Stage Manager and you will often need follow specific cues as well as to work independently. We need someone who knows how to take charge but also to delegate tasks to Masquerade backstage staff. You will interface directly with the Masquerade Stage Manager, the resident Civic staff, FanimeCon Audio/Visual Technology (A/V) staff, and the Masquerade Music and Video coordinator. Additionally, you will collaborate directly with the Masquerade Head who will provide you with the show script and collaborate with you on the vision for the show.

PREREQUISITES

* Be at least 18 years of age prior to or by Day 0 of Fanime.
* Experience in Technical Theatre, Backstage management, and Audio/Visual Technology
* Attend the last two planning meetings prior to con (virtually is acceptable)
* Must be available to work Day 1 (Friday) from 10am - 5pm, Day 2 (Saturday) from 10am - 6pm, and Day 3 (Sunday) from 10am - 10pm. There will be breaks for Lunch and Dinnner.
* High standard of organizational and communication skills
* Ability to work under pressure
* A sharp eye for detail
* Problem-solving skills, ability to think on your feet
* Negotiation skills, confidence and decision-making abilities


Responsibilities
* Collaboration skills and willingness to learn
* Availability to work a shift at the Masquerade Registration Desk Day 1 & 2 of FanimeCon if needed
* Ability to use the communication systems to liaise with all A/V FanimeCon Staff and resident Civic Staff
* Cue the lighting and Sound Technicians (both resident and FanimeCon A/V)
* Manage the backstage and onstage area during Masquerade
* Manage the Masquerade rehearsal
* Manage backstage staff ("stage ninjas") and prop placement
* Assisting in helping the cosplayer contestants on where to go and when to wait
* Assisting the Head Stage Manager backstage
* Communicate with your leads
* Punctual and Professional
* Ability to follow directions quickly and efficiently

We would love to welcome you as a part of our Masquerade team!

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Part of the Masquerade department

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Info Desk staff

What is Info Desk? Who are they, and what do they do?

Info Desk is one of the most visible public faces of FanimeCon. We greet the public with a friendly face and the answer to their questions both through stationary desks and walking teams located throughout the convention. When you don't know, go ask Info!!

Info Desk Staff Requirements :

Must be 18 years old by the time FanimeCon starts. (exceptions may be made on a case by case basis)

Must have valid government issued photo ID. ie drivers licence, passport, state id card, military id card, etc....
Must work 24 hours over the course of Fanime weekend Th-M divided up into 6(six) 4(four) hour shifts.

Must complete Radio Training.

Must complete Customer Service Training.

Must attend at least 2(two) pre-con meeting

Must be familiar with the Fanime website.

Must follow COVID vaccination rules.

Must check in with Programing Ops and Manager On Duty 15 minutes before each shift.

Must check in with Programing Ops and Manager On Duty after each shift.

Must abide by the FanimeCon Member Code of Conduct and the FanimeCon Staff Code of Conduct at all times.

Info Desk Responsibilities

Before Con, Info Desk staff members are responsible for acquiring information as it becomes available concerning Programing, Extravaganzas, and Fan Service.  Throughout the months leading up to Con, Info Desk staff continue to become well versed on all programming, events, and schedule changes in order to share this information with staff and attendees.

During Con, Info Desk staff members distribute information about events, event locations, any changes, and other pertinent information. They understand the rhythm and flow of what information attendees ask for on a given day and are prepared with responses for related questions (for example, Cosplay is big on Saturday, so Info Staff should be prepared for questions related to cosplay). Info Staff members keep in constant contact with Programming Ops, distribute information about all changes that come from Prog Ops, and communicate any alarming trends to either Prog Ops or Con Ops as it pertains to scheduling. Info Desk is also responsible for distributing the daily con newsletter to attendees.

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Part of the Info Desk department

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Japanese Interpreter (1-2 position)

The Guest Relations division is recruiting 1-2 professional and sociable staffers to work in the role of a Japanese interpreter - directly interpreting for a Japanese guest of honor (GoH) and guiding them around FanimeCon.

DUTIES:
+ Serve as a Japanese/English interpreter for assigned GoH throughout the entirety of GoH's appearance at FanimeCon.
+ Greet and support GoH upon their arrival to and departure from con.
+ Guide GoH around con according to their personal schedule.
+ Help GoH coordinate/run their panels and interviews when necessary.
+ Work as at-con liaison between GoH and Guest Relations head team.
+ Attend daily morning staff meetings during con.
+ Perform other necessary tasks within the Guest Relations division when requested.

REQUIREMENTS:
+ Must have advanced level of fluency in Japanese (JLPT N2 or N1 certification)
+ Must be 18 years old.
+ Must work AT LEAST a total of 24 hours over the 4-day event (Friday – Monday) and be available to start from Friday morning.
+ Must be punctual, professional, and organized.
+ Must be a cooperative team player.
+ Must be able to adjust to a constantly changing environment.

PREFERENCES:
+ Open and helpful person with initiative!
+ Available to work (some) late evenings and Thursday evening prior to con
+ Familiarity with FanimeCon
+ Comfortable with public speaking
+ Hospitality experience (e.g. at another convention, at school, at work, etc.)
+ Local to Bay Area (out of area staffers are still welcome to apply!)

**NOTE: Cosplay is allowed while on duty, but must not interfere with ability to perform necessary tasks.

If interested, please fill out an application on the recruitment site and you will be contacted by Guest Relations staff. Thank you for your interest.

Click Here To Apply Now!



Part of the Guest Relations division

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Domestic GoH Handler (2-3 position)

The Guest Relations division is recruiting 2-3 professional and sociable staffers to work in the role of a domestic GoH handler - directly interacting with a domestic guests of honor (GoH) and guiding them around FanimeCon.

DUTIES:
+ Greet assigned GoH upon their arrival to and departure from con.
+ Guide GoH around con according to their personal schedule.
+ Help GoH coordinate/run their panels and interviews when necessary.
+ Work as at-con liaison between GoH and Guest Relations head team.
+ Attend daily morning staff meetings during con.
+ Performing other necessary tasks within the Guest Relations division when requested.

REQUIREMENTS:
+ Must be 18 years old.
+ Must work AT LEAST a total of 24 hours over the 4-day event (Friday – Monday) and be available to start from Friday morning.
+ Must be punctual, professional, and organized.
+ Must be a cooperative team player.
+ Must be able to adjust to a constantly changing environment.

PREFERENCES:
+ Open and helpful person with initiative!
+ Available to work (some) late evenings
+ Familiarity with FanimeCon
+ Comfortable with public speaking
+ Hospitality experience (e.g. at another convention, at school, at work, etc.)

**NOTE: Cosplay is allowed while on duty, but must not interfere with ability to perform necessary tasks.

If interested, please fill out an application on the recruitment site and you will be contacted by Guest Relations staff. Thank you for your interest.

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Part of the Guest Relations division

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MusicFest Staff (2-3 positions)

The MusicFest department (a department in the Guest Relations Division) is recruiting 2-3 professional and sociable staffers to work in the role of a MusicFest staffer – directly supporting the FanimeCon MusicFest concert in all aspects.

­DUTIES:
+ Work as a part of the MusicFest staff to support the MusicFest guest(s) including:
++ Perform a variety of organizational tasks to support the success of the FanimeCon MusicFest concert.
++ Work as at-con liaison between MusicFest department and Guest Relations head team when requested.
++ Attend to MusicFest GoHs during their time at FanimeCon when requested.
++ Attend daily morning GR staff meetings and any MusicFest staff meetings during con.

REQUIREMENTS:
+ Must be at least 21 years old.
+ Must work AT LEAST a total of 24 hours over the 4-day event (Friday – Monday) and be available to start from Friday morning.
+ Must be punctual, professional, and organized.
+ Must be a cooperative team player.
+ Must be able to adjust to a constantly changing environment.

PREFERENCES:
+ Open and helpful person with initiative!
+ Available to work (some) late evenings
+ Familiarity with FanimeCon
+ Hospitality experience (e.g. at another convention, at school, at work, etc.)

**NOTE: Cosplay is allowed while on duty, but must not interfere with ability to perform necessary tasks.

If interested, please fill out an application on the recruitment site and you will be contacted by Guest Relations Division staff. Thank you for your interest.

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Part of the MusicFest department

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Social Media Specialist

This role involves coordinating with convention photographers and crafting compelling content to promote our events across various social media platforms.

You will be required to be onsite during the convention but able to be fully remote otherwise (during pre-con meetings)

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Photographer Coordination -
* Coordinate with our Photography department to have photo coverage of key convention events.
* Collaborate with the photography team to meet content needs and timelines.

Content Creation -
* Write engaging and shareable content for social media platforms.
* Craft event descriptions, promotional posts, and updates to generate excitement and attendance.
* Collaborate with the marketing team to align content with overall promotional strategies.

Social Media Management -
* Manage and curate content across various social media channels, including Instagram/Threads, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
* Respond to comments, messages, and engage with the anime community online.
* Stay informed about anime trends and community discussions to tailor content accordingly.

Analytics and Reporting -
* Monitor social media analytics to track the performance of posts and campaigns.
* Provide insights and recommendations for optimizing content based on data.

Collaboration -
* Work closely with the marketing team, event coordinators, and other departments to ensure cohesive communication.
* Participate in brainstorming sessions to generate creative ideas for social media campaigns

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Part of the Social Media department

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Masquerade Staff

Do you enjoy cosplay? Are you interested in helping out with the Masquerade Cosplay Contest? We are looking for ninjas (stage hands), den mothers (cosplayer's liaison), cosplay repair station helpers, and general masquerade staff.

PREREQUISITES

* Be at least 18 years of age prior to or by Day 0 of Fanime.
* Attend at least the last two planning meetings prior to con.
* Mandatory meeting at 12:00pm on Day 1 (Friday).
* Must be available to work Masquerade Registration Desk shifts on Day 1 (Friday) for shifts during the 12pm - 5pm block and Day 2 (Saturday) for shifts duirng the 10am - 6pm block.
* Must be available almost all of our Show Day, Day 3 (Sunday) from 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 10pm, with breaks for lunch and dinner.
* We can work with you to accomodate your schedule for Masquerade Shifts.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

* Ability to check in contestants using a simple database
* Ability to read a script
* For Stage Ninjas and Masquerade Show Day staff: ability to move quickly to fetch contestants, place/remove props, and run errands.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Masquerade Registration Desk shifts
* Assisting in helping the cosplayer contestants on where to go and when to wait
* Assisting backstage
* Communicate with your leads
* Punctual and Professional
* Ability to follow directions quickly and efficiently
* Must be available to work on Day 1 - 2 (Registration Desk shifts) and Day 3 (Sunday - Show Day). We can work around your schedule for Masquerade Shifts.

We would love to have you on the Masquerade Team!

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Part of the Masquerade department

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Green Room Staff (2 positions)

The Guest Relations division is recruiting 2 sociable staffers to work in the Green Room, a rest and relaxation space for domestic and Japanese Guests of Honor (GoHs).

DUTIES:
+ Present hospitable Green Room environment to GoHs including: maintaining cleanliness of room; keeping snacks/drinks stocked; engaging with GoHs when necessary.
+ Attend daily staff meetings during con.
+ Aid handlers/interpreters with Panels' check-in.
+ Performing other necessary tasks within the Guest Relations division when requested.

REQUIREMENTS:
+ Must be 18 years old.
+ Must work a total of 24 hours over the 4-day event (Friday – Monday) and be available to start from Friday morning.
+ Must be punctual and professional.
+ Must be a cooperative team player.
+ Must be able to adjust to a constantly changing environment and work independently as needed.

PREFERENCES:
+ Available to work (some) late evenings.
+ Able to do light-to-medium lifting (mostly food/drink items)
+ Conversational Japanese skills
+ Hospitality experience (e.g. at another convention, at school, at work, etc.)
+ Open and helpful attitude!

**NOTE: Cosplay is allowed while on duty, but must not interfere with ability to perform necessary tasks.

Staffers local to the area are preferred, but those from out of town are welcomed to apply also.

If interested, please fill out an application on the recruitment site and you will be contacted by Guest Relations staff. Thank you for your interest.

Click Here To Apply Now!



Part of the Guest Relations division

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Writers/Editors Needed

Editorial is looking for people with writing and editing skills to help with editing content that will eventually wind up on the FanimeCon website and in our program guides.

This is not an entry level position, experience or a strong knowledge of writing and grammar are necessary. Anyone without proper experience will not be asked to staff for us.

Staffers will be asked to carefully look over content that individual departments submit for spelling errors, grammar errors, tone, readability, and more. Staffers will also be asked to follow a style guide that has been created by our department.

The majority of the department's work is done before con between the months of February and May, though work may come around during any time of year during the con cycle. We are more than happy to accommodate your schedule as much as possible if you are working, in school, or even traveling, just be aware that our workload is more demanding the closer we get to con.

During con we ask that you take at least one shift in our office in case there are any last minute edits needed. Snacks, drinks, and sometimes even a meal will be available throughout the con.

We work heavily in Google Docs and Trello, so familiarity with both sites is helpful. We will train you on our processes, and our department leadership is more than happy to help with any questions you may have.

Thanks for applying!

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Part of the Editorial department

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Panels Staff

The Panels Department is searching for energetic, hard-working individuals interested in facilitating exceptional, entertaining experiences for FanimeCon attendees and panelists by ensuring scheduled panels and events proceed with minimal disruption.

Requirements:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must receive orientation and training
- Must work a total of 24 scheduled hours across the 4 days of the convention

Department Hours of Operations:
Friday: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Monday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Responsibilities:
- Managing lines for admittance into the panel rooms
- Checking badges and IDs at panel room doors
- Providing assistance to panelists before and during their panel
- Monitoring panels for disruptions and notifying appropriate staff if they occur
- Taking attendance counts during panels
- Greeting and checking-in panelists at the panelist lounge
- Running errands for department heads and leads
- Ensuring updated information is distributed to FanimeCon attendees

Panels is home to a friendly, supportive staff collectively working toward our goal in an exciting, fast-paced environment. We are open to all interested parties, including first-time FanimeCon staffers. If the Panels department seems like the right fit for you, then we look forward to your application and welcoming you onto the team!

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Part of the Panels Staff department

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Fanime Logistics

Looking for a way to help Fanime while still enjoying the most out of the convention? Then consider joining Logistics, as most of our work is done before and after the convention. No prior experience required.

The perks and benefits of being part of Logistics:
-Actually have time to enjoy Fanime on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Don't want to work when you want to go to a Cosplay Meet Up, Music Fest, etc.? You don't have to worry about that because we do all our work before and after Fanime. With just a bit of physical labor, you can actually attend Fanime during the weekend. You are not obligated to sit in a room dealing with people, or run around doing errands.
-Free Food! We will provide a few free meals for the hard work you contribute. That way you have a bit more spending money for the Dealer's Room and Artist Alley!
-Also, we have an awesome, unique uniform, that no other department has.
-Did we mention free time during Fanime for you to enjoy?

Minimum requirements:
-Preferred at least 18 years-old.
-Able body who can at least carry, lift, and move 20lbs or more.
-Available from Wednesday Afternoon (before the con), all the way through Monday Evening (after the con).
-We are also flexible with working around your schedule, if that ever becomes the case.

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Part of the Logistics department

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Fashion Show Assistant

The J-Fashion Department is looking for staff to assist with our day-of fashion show logistics! Prior experience in fashion show coordination is not necessary, but interest in J-Fashion is preferred.

DUTIES:
- Prepping garments pre-show, inventorying garments post-show, and general dressing room maintenance & upkeep
- Assembling garment racks and dressing rooms
- Directing models during prep time to ensure that they are dressed and ready in a timely manner
- Line management at fashion show doors

PREFERENCES:
- Comfortable in loud or chaotic environments
- Experience with directing large groups of people
- General knowledge of J-Fashion styles, and able to assist in styling models
- Able to stay on your feet for long periods of time, including walking

REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Attend at least two staff meetings (virtual)
- Communicative during the pre-con planning period
- Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions

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Part of the J-Fashion department

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Dealers Dept Staff

Ever wonder how we keep our Dealers Room running? Want to know what it takes to be the "modern day traveling salesman"? Now's your chance to get your feet wet in event management!

What we do:
-Dealer exhibitor check in.
-Cater to our Dealers' logistical needs during the show.
-Help with communications between our union decorator & Dealers.
-Manning & assist w/ daily tasks at our Dealer Ops Info booth.
-PA announcements. (If you're not mic-shy and you like to hear the sound of your own voice...lol)
-Bootleg spotting. (Help keep our Dealers honest!)
-Occasional crowd/line control.

Got experience? AWESOME! Share your ideas & experiences with us!

No experience? NO PROBLEM! We'll be more than happy to teach you a thing or two about how conventions & exhibitors operate.

Our dept staff is super laid back, we don't bite!

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Manga Lounge Staff

The Manga Lounge is a modest sized pop-up library at FanimeCon, featuring over 3,000 titles and a lounge for attendees to read manga of all types.

Looking For Staff Interested in:
*Providing great a customer service experience
*Learning a simple library check out program
*That delightful paperback book smell :)

Love of Manga is a huge plus, but a positive attitude is a requirement.

Time Commitment:
*FanimeCon policy for staff requires a commitment of at least 24 hours over the course of Wednesday (Day -1) through Monday (Day 4). There are LOTS of opportunities for hours, and are more than willing to adjust shifts so that everyone gets the most out of the Con.
*Pre-con hours do not count toward this total, and include attending staff meetings in Feb/April/May (or reading the meeting summaries if you miss them) and a short virtual training with the lounge department head in May.

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Part of the Manga Lounge department

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Indie Videogames Staff Listing

Staff for the Indie Videogames Expo of Fanime 2024

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Part of the Indie Games department

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