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Staffing and Volunteer Opportunities

Anime Banzai is always in need of Volunteers – before, during, and after the Convention – from Line Minders to Set-Up/Tear-Down to Room Minders to Ushers to Committee Members. We welcome anyone who feels like they have something to contribute to improve Anime Banzai for its attendees. Anime Banzai is completely operated by volunteers. If you would like to see changes made, the best way is to help make those changes! Planning meetings are a good place to talk to representatives of various committees and see who needs help.

Rewards!

Those who volunteer enough hours can earn a free entry into next year's convention! We ask that if you plan to do this, please create a dashboard account. This makes it easier to keep track of who's who.

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and email it to Ashley Berger, the Volunteers Coordinator, at volunteers@animebanzai.org.


Volunteer Categories - Click to Jump

General
Security
Registration
Events
Cosplay
Company Contact and Advertising
Video Gaming Room
Card Gaming Room
Medical Volunteers
Other
2014 Anime Banzai Staff List

General Volunteers

If you’d like to be a General Volunteer or join the Convention Staff, please contact Ashley, our Volunteers Director, at volunteers@animebanzai.org. Volunteer General Rules and Guidelines will be up shortly.

Security Volunteers

If you’d like to act as a Security Volunteer at our convention, please contact our Security Director Stephen, at security@animebanzai.org.


Registration Volunteers

Anime Banzai's Registration Committee needs several volunteers to help run the Registration Table. We need volunteers to help with the Pre-Registration pick-up Thursday, October 16th 2014 in the evening. We need volunteers who are willing to work in four or eight hour blocks helping attendees register for the convention during Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th 2014. This is a great way to help the convention in one of our most important jobs, and earn volunteer hours at the convention.

Contact our Registration Committee at registration@animebanzai.org or our Volunteers Director at volunteers@animebanzai.org with “Registration Volunteer” in the subject line. Thanks!

Event Volunteers

There are currently several events and locations Pre-Con that need extra volunteers. Check the Events Page to see if help is needed and for more information.

Cosplay Volunteers

The positions below are just one- or two-line summaries. If you are interested in one of these positions, an actual agreement with the full descriptions, terms and conditions, etc. will be sent to you.

We need:
Security Ninjas – All Security Ninjas are actually appointed by Security. If you are interested in this position, you can request assignment to one of the many Cosplay-related security posts by email security@animabanzai.org. It is a time commitment of 1-5 hours depending on the post you ask for.

Judges' Minions – This may be one or two people as we need a Judges' Minion for two different time slots. The Judges' Minion assists the judges with paperwork, getting water and pencils, etc. It's a time commitment of 3-4 hours for each time slot.

Volunteers – We need lots of these! Some help with check-in, some in the Green Room, right before Cosplayers go on stage, right after the Cosplayers get off stage, making sure they're okay and have enough water, etc. This is a time commitment of 1-4 hours depending on the post you ask for.

Ushers – We need about five of these. This is one of the few spots with an extra benefit. Ushers will help seat the audience for the Cosplay Contest, and help direct traffic after the Contest is over. But in between those duties, you have a guaranteed seat for the Contest. The time commitment is about 4 hours.

If you are interested in any of these positions or have questions, please contact Cosplay Head Aleatha at cosplay@animebanzai.org. Thank you for your interest, and feel free to pass the word that we're looking for reliable people to help make Cosplay/Craftsmanship a great event for participants and spectators.

Company Contact and Advertising Committee Volunteers

Want to help Anime Banzai grow? We are looking for creative, dependable, self-motivated people to help market and promote Banzai!

Area Representatives – We need people with local knowledge and ins with local companies, clubs, etc. We need one or two people from both the Layton/Odgen area and the Orem/Provo area. We need professional, self-motivated individuals to generate leads for possible convention sponsors.

Account Managers – These spots will be available depending on the workload of our Area Representatives. These folks would manage and maintain our relationships with local companies prior to, during, and after the Convention. This means if companies have questions or concerns, you would address them and find solutions. You would act as a conduit to the rest of the Convention Staff.

Flier/Poster Minions – We are planning on distributing several waves of promotional materials. We need people from all areas of the state who we can count on to put out our fliers and posters.

Students! - We are in need of students that are currently attending the various colleges and high school that can get our posters and fliers approved for distribution. We would also need for you to actively find ways to help promote our event at your school, such as various other club partnerships, school festivals, art shows, and so on.

Please email companycontact@animebanzai.org or advertising@animebanzai.org if you are interested.

Video Gaming Room - Tournament Staff

Anime Banzai is looking for knowledgeable gamers to help run tournaments in the Gaming Room. If you are familiar with a wide variety of video games, consoles, and console hardware and would be interested in helping, please contact videogaming@animebanzai.org for more information. Volunteers will need to supervise the tournament gameplay, organize sign-ups and competition brackets (if applicable), and enforce the rules to ensure fairness.

Card Gaming Room Volunteers

We need volunteers to help monitor the Card Gaming Room. Basically, you'd be in charge of checking games out and in, keeping the peace.

Medical Volunteers

If you are interested in help the Medical Staff and/or have medical skills, please fill out the following form: - Form TBA

Other Volunteers and Ideas

If you have any other ways you think you can contribute, contact our Convention Heads Jose and Cheri and conheads@animebanzai.org and/or our Volunteers Director Ashley at volunteers@animebanzai.org.

2014 Anime Banzai Staff List

All Staff must complete a Staff Form and submit it to a Director or Coordinator.

Administration

Title Name Forum Name
Executive Director Jose Cruz-Rojas -
Convention Director Cheri Allen Ninja Squirrel

Coordinators

Title Name Forum Name
Administration Coordinator - -
Commercial Coordinator - -
Design Coordinator Adam Bates DevilTenchi
Human Resources Coordinator - -
Programming Coordinator - -

Directors

Title Name Forum Name
Advertising Director Chris Allen -
AMV Director Joe Housekeeper -
Art Show Director Meghan Smith -
Artist Alley Director Kimberly Galbraith Squishy_Ninja
Building Director Jack Byrd -
Card Gaming Director John Saffell CrimsonOtaku
Cosplay Director Aleatha Leader Aleatha
Equipment Director Michael Dupaix -
Events Director Linda Young washu14
Exhibit Hall Director -  
Finance Director Kim Hessing -
Graphic Design Director Adam Bates, Matthew Loftus -
Guest Director Grant Bradbury -
Information Director Joe Monson nihon
Medical Director Michael Ricks -
Merchandise Director Adam Bates, Jason Workman -
Panels Director - Mellina
Printing Director Adam Bates DevilTenchi
Security Director Stephen Jones p-chan
Social Media Director Angela McKee -
Sponsorship Director Mindy Trim -
Staff Lounge Director - -
Video Gaming Director H. Robby Nevarez-Galaviz -
Viewing Room Director Daniel Bentley PrimarchBentley
Volunteer Director

Ashley Berger

 
Website Director Adam Bates DevilTenchi
Website Programming Director Landon Mann -

All support staff and assistants, please contact your Director with a completed Staff Form for website listing.

Help Needed

As we expand our staff to better serve the needs of our attendees and guests, we'll need to recruit more people to help staff different departments during the convention.

When we have positions that we need help with, we'll post them here. If you want to get involved before we have an opening, send an email to volunteers@animebanzai.org

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and email it to Ashley Berger, the Volunteers Coordinator, at volunteers@animebanzai.org.