DerpyCon 2017 - November 17 - 19, 2017 - Morristown, NJ

Department Head Application

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Convention Operations, Publicity, Programming
Title Head of Archiving
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • In charge of keeping track of our visual history through at-con videography and photography.
  • Taking pictures or video at events or having a photographer or videographer attend an event.
  • Events include meetings and street team events.
  • Sets Archiving staff schedules and coordinates to ensure all events at con are covered.
  • Works with the Head of Publicity to ensure all photography and videography are uploaded and saved after con.
  • Updates Department Policies, Procedures, and staff training with the Chief of Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity.
Experience Needed
  • Professional photography or videography portfolio recommended
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Title Gaming Coordinator
Categories Programming
Job Information
  • Works with the group running Tabletop Gaming and the LARP.
  • Coordinates with the Head or Assistant Head of Programming to ensure any and all perks and gaming schedules are set prior to con.
  • Updates Department Policies and Procedures with the Chief of Staff.
  • Works with the Chief of Staff to ensure all necessary forms are filled out (when applicable).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head or Assistant Head of Programming.
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Title Art Director
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • Works with commissioned artist for all convention art
  • Works with advertising and publications to handle convention book ad exchanges
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity.
Experience Needed
  • Sample of Art (portfolio) is highly recommended for demonstration.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite highly recommended
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Title Head of Guest Lounge
Categories Programming
Job Information

The Head of Guest Lounge makes sure there is food, supplies and people to run the Guest Lounge for about 50 people throughout the weekend of the show. They are also the leader in making sure the space is clean and inviting to the Guests.  Specific Responsibilities include:
 

  • Helping the  Head of Guest Services to find staff to man Guest Lounge for around 12 hours a day.
  • Works with Head of Staff Lounge to ensure that food is procured for the Lounge.
  • Set Menu based on the Guests Needs/wants.
  • Along with Head of Guest Services, makes sure Guest Lounge is under or at budget.
  • Along with Guest Lounge staff, ensures the room is Clean and welcoming space.
  • Ensures along with Head of Guest Services that the Guest Lounge Staff is following proper department policies.
Experience Needed
  • Needs to have strong leadership skills including willingness to work with others and strong time management skills.
  • Be willing to arrive on Wednesday evening/Thursday morning and stay until Monday Morning of the convention.
  • Must be willing to have current New Jersey Safe Serv Certification by November 1.
  • Prefer to have experience in a Green Room/Guest Lounge situation.
  • Prefer to have a Drivers License.
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Title Head of Industry Relations
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • Contact appropriate sources to obtain licensed materials
  • Organize and manage any Industry connections
  • Updates the Department Policies and Procedures with the Chief of Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity.
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Title Signage Master
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • Organizes the mapping of the venue with specific signage needs.
  • Creates the maps of the venue.
  • Ensure that all necessary signage is created and set up.
  • Creates any last-minute signage that is necessary.
  • Works closely with the Art Director, Department Head, and Venue Liason to ensure that all signage reflects not only accurate con space, but also convention artwork and verbage.
  • Updates Department Policies and Procedures with the Chief of Staff
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity or the Venue Liason.
Experience Needed
  • Portfolio of related work is recommended
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Title Head of Web Development
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • Develop applications on the DerpyCon website, including a mobile app interface.
  • Needs experience in WordPress, PHP, Drupal, MySQL, CPanel, XML, Perl, iOS Developer, Android Developer, Microsoft Developer, Blackberry Developer.
  • Updates Department Policies and Procedures with the Chief of Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity
Experience Needed
  • Needs experience in WordPress, PHP, Drupal, MySQL, CPanel, XML, Perl, iOS Developer, Android Developer, Microsoft Developer, Blackberry Developer
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Title Head of Social Media
Categories Publicity
Job Information
  • Maintains content in WordPress by:
    • Archiving pages after the end of the con.
    • Updating the pages with new content throughout the year (guest announcements, event calendar, convention announcements, etc.)
  • In charge of maintaining the WordPress and all the plug-ins involved, including:
    • Needed updates and any customizations and fixes
    • In charge of making sure certain things go live and get taken down based on the con schedule, such as registration, press applications, etc.
  • Maintains and updates all social media outlets, including:
    • Facebook
    • Tumblr
    • Twitter
    • Etc.
  • Answer any attendee questions through these outlets
  • Provide information and updates about the convention
  • Update all Department Policies and Procedures with the Chief of Staff
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Publicity.
Experience Needed
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Familiarity with WordPress
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Title Storage Master
Categories Convention Operations
Job Information
  • Pre-con maintains the storage unit.
  • Annually takes inventory of the supplies in the storage unit and coordinates with Con Ops to replace or acquire any needed supplies.
  • May organize pre-con gatherings to clean, check, or maintain the storage unit or inventory.
  • Organizes load-in and load-out schedule and procedures for staff and volunteers at-con.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Con Ops or Assistant Head of Con Ops
Experience Needed
  • It is recommended that the Storage Master live close to the Storage Unit.
  • Willing to commute to/from the Storage Unit in order to maintain it.
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