Volunteer

Phoenix Comicon is looking for enthusiastic and responsible individuals to come on board as volunteer staff members. All positions are volunteer. Please scroll through for all open positions that we are currently interviewing for and seek to fill.

Programming

Programming Support Staff

This is a fantastic entry level position and holds the opportunity for advancement into leadership per performance. The Programming Logistics Team works to determine the popularity of panels and programming events by counting the number of attendees at each event and issuing single question surveys to some of them. A modest commitment of 12 hours guarantees you free admittance to the full event! Come see what makes Phoenix Comicon’s programming so special and become a part of the action as you never imagined! For more information email Andrew.Reyes@phoenixcomicon.com.

Rapid Resolution Staff

Programming Support Rapid Response Team members work to help quickly resolve the various issues that will arise during Phoenix Comicon. Issues range from technical, assisting with panellists needs, and controlling any lines that may emerge unexpectedly will go through the volunteers on our Rapid Resolution team. This position is an important part of the Programming Support Team, and those who enjoy a faster-paced job, thinking on their feet, and working on a team will find this to be an excellent position! For more information email Andrew.Reyes@phoenixcomicon.com.

Youth Activities Event Staff

Phoenix Comicon offers a lot of activities for children and teens, and we need your help to make 2015 spectacular! If you enjoy working with kids, you may want to help with the children/teens' Art Room, Activities, and LEGO room. Active, responsible, and creative volunteers are needed. Email mac.mackellar@phoenixcomicon.com to apply.

Marketing

Press and Media Event Staff

We're the looking for more volunteers! The Marketing Team is currently looking for Press and Media Event Staff. This team acts as representatives of the convention to the press and media. You will help maintain and create relationships with various outlets, approve Press/Media passes, and assist in staffing the press room. Ever wanna be in the room well the press interview some of our guests? This could be your chance! To set up an interview email tom.kuipers@phoenixcomicon.com.

Merchandise Event Staff

Ready to help attendees pick up some awesome Phoenix Comicon branded gear at the convention? We're looking for staff to operate our new Merchandise booth. You'll work with our Merchandise Manager and Coordinators before the convention for pre-sales, during the show, and after to help with inventory. Email jillian.squires@phoenixcomicon.com to apply.

Info Desk Event Staff

Work a total of 16 hours at an info desk during the convention to answer attendee questions with accurate information. Attend training sessions and meetings to be prepared for the event. The Information Desk works directly with attendees of Phoenix Comicon answering questions about programming and providing assistance in navigating the downtown area. Email Dawn Crawford to apply.

Operations

Line and Access Coordinator

Reports to Line & Access Control Manager.Time Requirement: Three 8-hour shifts plus additional time before the convention. Will manage a team of 6-15 volunteers. Expectations: Independently and effectively assess situations, and respond accordingly. Effectively manage volunteers and attendees during potentially stressful situations. Responsible for a safe and efficient environment for staff, attendees, guests and exhibitors. Duties may include: line control, event monitoring, patrolling, registration line management, Guest line management, and crowd control. Meet with Coordinators from other departments within Phoenix Comicon and assess their individual needs. Additional duties that may be unforeseen at this time. Contact joe.hedghes@phoenixcomicon.com or sharon.hedghes@phoenixcomicon.com for additional information or to apply for this position.

Line and Access Event Staff

We are looking for individuals with an outgoing positive attitude that are at least 18 years of age. Our volunteers need to be able to stand and move freely throughout their shift. We do need our volunteers to be available to work 18+ hours over the four days the convention is running. All volunteers must be upbeat, helpful, very customer service oriented and able to work independently with little supervision. If you are interested in this position please email Sharon Hedghes at sharon.hedghes@phoenixcomicon.com.

Logistics Event Staff

We need 8-10 Full Event staff members that will work 16 hours throughout Thursday - Sunday of PCC, and be available for shifts ranging from the hours of 8 A.M. to 2 A.M. They will be responsible for setup and dis-assembly of the radio room and tracking radios. They have to follow set protocols for checking in and checking out of radios. There will be pre-con requirements for meetings training and radio preparations.

Skills required:

  • Microsoft Excel and Google spreadsheets
  • Professional communication
  • Detail Oriented

People that are interested in applying for staff position can email sherri.dower@phoenixcomicon.com directly to set up a brief 10 minute phone or Skype interview.

 

Guest Relations

Currently no open positions in Guest Relations

Technology

Onsite Technology Staff

Phoenix Comicon has a lot of technology support to provide the best experience to members AND to the volunteers that help make the convention happen! We need volunteers that have at least basic technology/computer support and basic A/V skills but all skill levels desired. This team supports registration, panels, info desk, and more! Great opportunity to learn and network. 16 years (with parental consistent) or older. Desired shift needs of 4 hours each day Thursday through Sunday with volunteer opportunities needed leading up to the convention. Contact: Josh.Dick@phoenixcomicon.com.

Photo Booth Staff

Comicon members need your help getting their photos taken with our amazing guest list in 2015! Interested in being a part of the magic behind the scenes? Shifts are 4 hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; leaving you plenty of time to attend your favorite panels and events! Photo Booth staff must be 18 or over. For more info please contact bill.garmen@phoenixcomicon.com.