The convention staff are an integral part of Fur the ‘More. Without them, the convention wouldn’t happen. Anyone interested in a staff position with Fur the ‘More should keep the following in mind.
1) Treat it like your applying for a position at a company. We are a 501c7 Non-Profit company, and while you are still a volunteer, our staff positions require a little more scrutiny than just being a volunteer.
2) Make sure you’re qualified for the position. Sure, everyone knows what the artist alley is, but if you’ve never even set foot to work in one, then how are you going to know how to run this one?
3) Perks and Free badges are earned for the following year. You will still need to purchase your badge the first year.
4) You will be expected to work for a minimum of 20 hours over the weekend. That’s not a hard number to get, but especially if you are selected as a Team Lead, you’ll probably be busy enough to get it.
The following positions are currently available:
Art Show Team
The Art Show Team is responsible for running and managing our art show. You will be responsible for contacting artists to generate interest in being in the show, receiving artwork at convention for gallery display, monitoring bids, providing information as needed, and collecting payments at the close of the show. You will also need to be present for setup/tear-down of your area.
Volunteer Rangers are our entry-level public safety staff. Some of your duties will include Badge Checking, Customer Service, information, safety assurance, and crowd management. You will be required to complete the Maryland Crowd Manager certification (30 min online course), and demonstrate through experience or activity a *HIGH* degree of customer service aptitude. While Rangers ensure compliance with all convention and hotel rules, they are *NOT* enforcers. To apply for this position you will need to present a resume that shows experience in the public safety / convention security area. If you do not have experience, then please consider volunteering as a gopher and requesting assignment to the Rangers.
The photo suite area operates as a part of programming. You will be responsible for setting up and running an official photo area. Your photography will be shown on Fur the ‘More as well as to members. Excellent photography skills to truly feature attendees is a must. Experience and a portfolio in Photography is required for application. A good camera is required (after all how do you take photos without a good camera), and having your own equipment for the rest of the area is a HUGE plus but not necessarily required. Photo editing and green screen skills are also a plus.
Fur the ‘More Television is our video marketing department. Situated as a part of our Marketing division, this team is responsible for taking lots and lots and lots of video footage during the convention for use in our video releases and hopefully annual DVD’s. We will accept and review video from anyone, but this is our dedicated team. There will also be a subteam of this department that is familiar with livestreaming and would be willing to dedicate most of the convention to sending out a video feed of our main events (when allowed) and other areas of the convention.
Fur the ‘More Travel Team
Do you go to every convention? Most of the conventions? Would you like to help promote Fur the ‘More and possibly assist attendees in pre-registering? Were looking for individuals or groups that would be interested in bringing Fur the ‘More to other conventions. Duties would include manning a table in other convention dealers areas, responding to questions about Fur the ‘More, presenting a good public appearance, and assisting interested furs in pre-registering for the convention. We may also be interested in conducting contests or promotions as well.
If you do not see a position you are interested in, please feel free to contact our convention operations department. Otherwise, please consider being a gopher at the convention to help us out.
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