DerpyCon 2019 - October 25 - 27, 2019 - Morristown, NJ

Please Note: The Staff Roles for 2019 are currently being updated! Please Contact Us with any questions or concerns. (Page last updated 2/11/2019)

Command

Convention Chairperson (Con Chair)

  • Oversees the entire convention and its operations
  • Directly coordinates with and oversees the Chief of Staff and the Command Staff to ensure the successful running of the event.
  • Acts as the Venue Liaison prior to, and during the event
  • Handles all budgets for the convention
  • Prepares and handles all Guest and event payments

Chief of Staff

  • Oversees all leadership and HR of the convention
  • Works with other Command Staff and the Con Chair to ensure the successful organization and running of the event
  • Assists the Con Chair, Command Staff, and Department Heads with the implementation, review, and revision of all levels of convention policies.
  • Assists the Con Chair, Command Staff, and Department Heads with convention matters regarding the training of convention personnel (staff and volunteers).
  • Acts as assistant to the Con Chair, covering other necessary con functions. These functions are determined, approved, and defined by the Con Chair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Con Chair.

Head of Convention Operations (Con Ops)

  • Oversees all Convention Operations Departments and all aspects of the operations and logistics of the convention
  • Works with other Command Staff, the Chief of Staff, and the Con Chair to ensure the successful organization and running of the event
  • Oversees the Convention Operations Department Heads with convention matters regarding convention operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Con Chair.

Head of Personnel

  • Oversees all Personnel Departments of the convention
  • Works with other Command Staff, the Chief of Staff, and the Con Chair to ensure the successful organization and running of the event
  • Oversees the Personnel Department Heads with convention matters regarding convention personnel (staff and volunteers).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Convention Chairperson


Head of Programming

  • Oversees all Programming Departments and all aspects of Programming of the convention
  • Works with other Command Staff, the Chief of Staff, and the Con Chair to ensure the successful organization and running of the event
  • Oversees Programming Department Heads with convention matters regarding convention programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Con Chair.

Head of Publicity

  • Oversees all Publicity Departments and all aspects of PR of the convention
  • Works with other Command Staff, the Chief of Staff, and the Con Chair to ensure the successful organization and running of the event
  • Oversees Publicity Department Heads with convention matters regarding convention publicity.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Con Chair.

Personnel

Head of Staff Services:

  • Answers to the Head of Personnel and the Chief of Staff
  • Handles all General Staff applications and forms
  • Responds to General Staff inquiries and forwards them to the appropriate department (when applicable).
  • Reviews and submits any Department policy changes to the Chief of Staff for review
  • Assists in resolving any questions, concerns, or issues that involve General Staff.
  • Assists the Head of Personnel by checking in staff at-con.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Personnel related to assisting with the convention’s General Staff

Head of Volunteers

  • Answers to the Head of Personnel
  • Accepts and approves all volunteer applications
  • Communicates with volunteers to ensure proper training and preparation for the con
  • Check in volunteers at-con.
  • Manage volunteer schedules by working with other Department Heads
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Personnel.

Programming

Head of Cosplay

  • Revise Cosplay policies and procedures.
  • Review Cosplay Staff applications.
  • Review Cosplay feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the Cosplay Department.
  • Create and manage Cosplay Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Cosplay Department.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Cosplay Department’s needs.
  • Abide by all Cosplay policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about the Cosplay Department.
  • Execute the convention’s Cosplay Programming as applicable.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.

Head of Guest Services

  • Revise Guest Services policies and procedures.
  • Review Guest Services Staff applications.
  • Review Guest Services feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the Guest Services Department.
  • Create and manage Guest Services Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Guests.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Guest Services Department’s needs.
  • Attend to the convention’s Guest’s needs as applicable.
  • Abide by all Guest Services policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about the Guest Services Department.
  • Assist with the convention’s Guest’s Programming as applicable.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.

Head of Guest Lounge

  • Revise Guest Lounge policies and procedures.
  • Review Guest Lounge Staff applications.
  • Create and manage Guest Lounge Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Guest Lounge.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Guest Lounge Department’s needs.
  • Attend to the convention’s Guest’s needs as applicable.
  • Abide by all Guest Lounge policies.
  • Adhere to required food preparation laws.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Guest Services about the Guest Lounge Department.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.Programming Department:

Head of Panels

  • Revise Panels policies and procedures.
  • Review Panels Staff applications.
  • Review Panels feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the Panels Department.
  • Create and manage Panels Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Panels Department.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Panels Department’s needs.
  • Abide by all Panels policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about the Panels Department.
  • Execute the convention’s Panels Programming as applicable.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.

Head of Scheduling

  • Revise Scheduling policies and procedures.
  • Review convention Schedule feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the convention Schedule.
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Schedule.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the convention’s Scheduling needs.
  • Abide by all Scheduling policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about Scheduling.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.


Head of Video Gaming

  • Revise Video Gaming policies and procedures.
  • Review Video Gaming Staff applications.
  • Review Video Gaming feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the Video Gaming Department.
  • Create and manage Video Gaming Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Video Gaming Department.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Video Gaming Department’s needs.
  • Abide by all Video Gaming policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about the Video Gaming Department.
  • Execute the convention’s Video Gaming Programming as applicable.
  • Create and execute the Video Game Room layout.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.


Head of Viewings

  • Revise Viewings policies and procedures.
  • Review Viewings Staff applications.
  • Review Viewings feedback from the previous convention year.
  • Propose improvements for the Viewings Department.
  • Create and manage Viewings Staff schedule(s).
  • Review and organize information pertaining to the convention’s Viewings Department.
  • Communicate with other Departments as applicable to fulfill the Viewings Department’s needs.
  • Abide by all Viewings policies.
  • Regularly communicate with Head of Programming about the Viewings Department.
  • Execute the convention’s Viewings Programming as applicable.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Head of Programming.