Con Committee Available Positions

Email us at dcoropin@confabcon.com to join our team!

CONfabulation’s mission is to bring together a diverse group of internet-based media fans in an inclusive environment to engage in fannish activities and foster meaningful connections. We aim to provide programming created and led by attendees, on topics drawn from a variety of sources and involving everything from detailed meta to wildly creative fanworks, encompassing all aspects of fandom culture.

Our current staff is people of varying ages and backgrounds, with over 50 years of combined con planning experience. So we’re not necessarily looking for someone with more experience (though of course, we wouldn’t say no to that, either), or even someone who has been to a fan convention before. Experience we have in bulk!

What we’re looking for are fresh and diverse ideas and people eager to participate in planning a conference and learning-by-doing. Our only strict requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old and be able to commit at least 5+ hours of time per week. We are NOT a women-only event and we understand that gender is complex and non-binary. We welcome women, men, and any/all non binary or other identities!

If you love fandom, love the creativity and community reflected in fandom, and love fan conferences, this is a great opportunity. Some of our committee members have professional careers, some are students, and some are shift workers, but all have a passion for giving back to fandom.

Our entire committee is staffed 100% by volunteers, but it provides kickass opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience that can easily be added to resumes if that’s something you’re interested in. Every member of our team has a voice in what happens at Wincon and an opportunity to develop an idea from conceptualization to actualization.
It’s awesome and fun and hard work and so, so rewarding.

These are all volunteer positions for CONFabulation.
We are a fan-run con, no one gets paid!
 

Social Media Coordinator

In order to effectively run a con, we need to have an active and lively social media presence, and we need your help to do that. If social media is your forte and you enjoy spending your time on Twitter, Tumblr, Dreamwidth and immersing yourself in internet culture; please apply!

Responsibilities:
• Creates and drafts posts to multiple social media platforms
Maintains a strong social media presence
Responds to various inquiries across social media platforms
• Creating a broad-reaching social media strategy for driving up engagement and registration

Requirements:
Active social media presence on at least one platform
A good understanding of fannish culture
• Excellent communicator
Friendly and easygoing; likes interacting with people
Knows how to be engaging while still being professional
Able to devote 5-10 hours a week to this position

Special Events Coordinator

All cons have events, and we need someone to be our point person for coordinating all these events. If you love event planning, paying attention to detail, and interacting with people, consider shooting us an email!

Responsibilities:
Coordinates the Meet and Greet, Dance, the very important Bad Fic Idol, and any other events
Supervises and directs volunteers for events
Maintains inventory for Fandom Lounge and Dance
Assists with menu planning for catered events

Requirements:
Able to work with little or minimal supervision
Prior event planning experience preferred
Friendly and easygoing; likes interacting with people
Able to stick to a budget
Easy to reach, always willing to make themselves available during the con
Able to commit at least 1 hour a week to this position

Registration Coordinator:

One of the key things about running a con is maintaining and keeping track of our registration, and we need your help with that. If organization and keeping track of deadlines is your wheelhouse, please consider applying!

Responsibilities:
Keeps tracks of registration and registration deadlines
Adds new registrants to the tinyletter mailing list
Responds to any potential issues and inquiries concerning registration in a timely manner
Communicates to other committee members about ongoing issues, progress, and able to contribute ideas about how to improve the registration process
Able to commit at least 2 hour a week to this position

Requirements:
Detailed and deadline oriented
Knows their way around an excel spreadsheet
Excellent communicator, but doesn’t have to be a people person

If you’re interested, please contact dcoropin@confabcon.com and let us know why you’d like to join our team! If you have anything that would support your application, please feel to send that over as well. Feel free to also ask us any questions, we’d love to answer them.