Staffing

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Division: Programming

Team: Karaoke

Position: Department Head

Job Duties (include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Asst. Department Head(s) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year with other departments to determine logistical, technical and planning needs for their events (before the convention)
  2. Will work in partnership with Senior convention leadership, Treasury, Logistics, Stage Management and Technical Ops (Event Engineering and Mobile Tech) teams to determine logistical and technical equipment needs of the events that the team will be planning to hold in the Main Events and Live Rooms
  3. Will work in partnership with Live Programming Operations to organize event schedule and setup needs of the events that the team will be planning to hold events in the Main Events and Live Rooms
  4. Will work in partnership with Division Head and Deputy Division Head evaluate the execution of events and event planning in the Main Events and Live Rooms, as well as determine if changes, modifications or enhancements
    to programming or planning are necessary.
  5. Will be responsible for the recruiting, training and ongoing development of all members of the team.
  6. Work with the Assistant Department Head(s) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  7. During the convention, the Department Head will function as the primary leader of the event, team activities, schedule and members in and of the event.
  8. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons and performers are following these guidelines
  9. Will supervise all aspects of their events including time the length of time that each takes, note any concerns or problems, compare time results and info
    with team members data if an Assistant Department Head is not available. This information is to be gathered for each event and each day, compiled into a report after the convention is over and reported to the Deputy Division Head and Division Head of Programming (via email).
  10. Evaluate the effectiveness of event planning for each individual event and highlight areas of opportunity for improvement, note if the program(s) start and ended on time (or if they did not)
  11. Provide regular reports throughout the year to Programming Division Head and leadership upon request.
  12. Will create, maintain and manage contests and contest rules in partnership with convention leadership (Division Head and Chairs) according to corporate and convention policies and guidelines.
  13. Will be responsible for determining, developing and monitoring the team’s budget and resources (physical inventory, assets, software, records, staff lists, event data, etc) as well as determining what modifications or adjustments are necessary in partnership with the Division Head, convention leadership and Treasury.

Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-must have prior leadership, customer service and training experience

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), converting music files submitted by contestants to formats that can be used by technical staff, etc.

-must be able to review submissions by contestants to determine if content meets the convention standards for age appropriateness, family friendly viewing and/or require placement in 18+ content events.

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting”.

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention -must be able to communicate with team members, department head, Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.


Division: Programming
Team: Karaoke

Position: Assistant Department Head

Job Duties (include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Department Head and other Asst. Department Head(s) (if applicable) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year with other departments to determine logistical, technical and planning needs for their events (before the convention)
  2. Will work in partnership with Senior convention leadership, Treasury, Logistics, Stage Management and Technical Ops (Event Engineering and Mobile Tech) teams to determine logistical and technical equipment needs of the events that the team will be planning to hold in the Main Events and Live Rooms
  3. Will work in partnership with Department Head & Live Programming Operations to organize event schedule and setup needs of the events that the team will
    be planning to hold events in the Main Events and Live Rooms
  4. Will work in partnership with Division Head, Deputy Division Head and Department Head to evaluate the execution of events and event planning in the Main Events and Live Rooms, as well as determine if changes, modifications or enhancements to programming or planning are necessary.
  5. Will be responsible for the recruiting, training and ongoing development of all members of the team.
  6. Work with the Department Head and other Assistant Department Head(s) (if applicable) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  7. During the convention, the Assistant Department Head will function as the secondary leader of the event, team activities, schedule and members in and of the event.
  8. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons and performers are following these guidelines
  9. Will supervise all aspects of their events including time the length of time that each takes, note any concerns or problems, compare time results and info with team members data if a Department Head or another Assistant Department Head is not available. This information is to be gathered for each event and each day, compiled into a report after the convention is over and reported to the Deputy Division Head and Division Head of Programming (via email).
  10. Will partner with Department Head to evaluate the effectiveness of event planning for each individual event and highlight areas of opportunity for improvement, note if the program(s) start and ended on time (or if they did not)
  11. Provide regular reports throughout the year to Programming Division Head and leadership upon request.
  12. Will partner with Department Head to create, maintain and manage contests and contest rules in partnership with convention leadership (Division Head and Chairs) according to corporate and convention policies and guidelines.
  13. Will partner with the Department Head and be responsible for determining, developing and monitoring the team’s budget and resources (physical inventory, assets, software, records, staff lists, event data, etc) as well as determining what modifications or adjustments are necessary in partnership with the Division Head, convention leadership and Treasury.
  14. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

-must have prior leadership, customer service and training experience

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), converting music files submitted by contestants to formats that can be used by technical staff, etc.

-must be able to review submissions by contestants to determine if content meets the convention standards for age appropriateness, family friendly viewing and/or require placement in 18+ content events.

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting”.

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention

-must be able to communicate with team members, department head, Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.


Division: Programming
Team: Karaoke

Position: Karaoke Coordinator

Job Duties (include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Department Head and Asst. Department Head(s) (if applicable) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year to prepare the logistical, technical and event related needs for the convention.
  2. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head, other members of the Karaoke Team and convention leadership to create Karaoke contest rules and criteria.
  3. Will assist other team members and hotel staff with panel room setup and takedown.
  4. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s), Security and other convention staff to ensure that panels and other events start/end at their scheduled time.
  5. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s), Security, Loss Prevention and Hotel Staff to control the exits and entrances to event rooms, as well as securing any equipment used for the event.
  6. Will assist with running various aspect of karaoke events which include but not limited to the following: (playing music off devices, keeping the signup areas organized, etc.).
  7. Will assist with judging Karaoke competitions during convention.
  8. Will assist attendees in finding music, answer any questions about the signup process/auditions during Open Mic
  9. Will assist attendees with Katsucon Idol check-in
  10. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head and other team members to collect and calculate all Katsucon Idol scores in a timely manner.
  11. Will collect attendance data (headcounts, note peak hours of room activity)
  12. Will assist with documenting Karaoke events (ie photo/video) for archival use and possible social media promotional use for future Katsucon events
  13. Will work with convention patrons to provide customer service through answering customer questions on convention related content/services, directing customers to event locations, convention resources/personnel or hotel services in a polite, courteous and respectful manner.
  14. Work with the Department Head and Assistant Department Head(s) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  15. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons and performers are following these guidelines.
  16. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-must have prior customer service and be able to work in a team/group environment

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), the Internet (and associated software such as internet browsers and applications), computer software (Microsoft based program suites such as Office which include Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.), as well as experience with composing, sending and responding to email.

-must be able to interact with the general public and be prepared to address customer needs, as well as direct the customer to the correct resource(s) .

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting” (if requested).

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention and work the required number of team staff hours per the agreement for being allowed to use the convention crash space, staff badge and staff meal plan.

-must be able to communicate with team members, department head, Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.


Division: Programming
Team: Karaoke

Position: Karaoke Judge

Job Duties (includes the core duties of the Karaoke Coordinator role and will also include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Department Head and Asst. Department Head(s) (if applicable) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year to prepare the logistical, technical and event related needs for the convention.
  2. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head, other members of the Karaoke Team and convention leadership to create Karaoke contest rules and criteria.
  3. Will assist other team members and hotel staff with panel room setup and takedown. .
  4. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s), Security and other convention staff to ensure that panels and other events start/ end at their scheduled time.
  5. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s), Security, Loss Prevention and Hotel Staff to control the exits and entrances to event rooms, as well as securing any equipment used for the event.
  6. Will assist with running various aspect of Karaoke events which include but not limited to the following: (playing music off devices, keeping the signup areas organized, etc.).
  7. Will assist with judging Karaoke competitions during convention.
  8. Will assist attendees in finding music, answer any questions about the signup process/auditions during Open Mic
  9. Will assist with screening attendee auditions during Open Mic
  10. Will assist attendees with Katsucon Idol check-in
  11. Will listen attentively and observe attendee performances (Katsucon Idol) and score each contestant according to established musical/performance categories with integrity.
  12. Will examine calculated score results and consult with other judges to reach an agreement on final standings
  13. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head and other team members to collect and calculate all Katsucon Idol scores in a timely manner. Will collect attendance data (headcounts, note peak hours of room activity)
  14. Will assist with selecting and presenting individual Judge’s Choice awards
  15. Will assist with documenting Karaoke events (ie photo/video) for archival use and possible social media promotional use for future Katsucon events
  16. Will work with convention patrons to provide customer service through answering customer questions on convention related content/services, directing customers to event locations, convention resources/personnel or hotel services in a polite, courteous and respectful manner.
  17. Work with the Department Head and Assistant Department Head(s) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  18. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons and performers are following these guidelines.
  19. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-must have prior customer service and be able to work in a team/group environment

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), the Internet (and associated software such as internet browsers and applications), computer software (Microsoft based program suites such as Office which include Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.), as well as experience with composing, sending and responding to email.

-must be able to interact with the general public and be prepared to address customer needs, as well as direct the customer to the correct resource(s) .

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting” (if requested).

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention and work the required number of team staff hours per the agreement for being allowed to use the convention crash space, staff badge and staff meal plan.

-must be able to communicate with team members, department head, Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.


Division: Programming
Team: Karaoke

Position: Karaoke MC (Master/Mistress of Ceremonies)

Job Duties (includes the core duties of the Karaoke Coordinator role and will also include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Department Head and Asst. Department Head(s) (if applicable) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year to prepare the logistical, technical and event related needs for the convention.
  2. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head, other members of the Karaoke Team and convention leadership to create Karaoke contest rules and criteria.
  3. Will assist other team members and hotel staff with panel room setup and takedown.
  4. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s),Security and other convention staff to ensure that panels and other events start/end at their scheduled time.
  5. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Assistant Department Head(s),Security, Loss Prevention and Hotel Staff to control the exits and entrances toevent rooms, as well as securing any equipment used for the event.
  6. Will assist with running various aspect of karaoke events which include but notlimited to the following: (playing music off devices, keeping the signup areasorganized, etc.).
  7. Will assist with judging Karaoke competitions during convention.
  8. Will assist attendees in finding music, answer any questions about the signup process/auditions during Open Mic
  9. Will assist attendees with Katsucon Idol check-in
  10. Will work with Department Head, Assistant Department Head and other teammembers to collect and calculate all Katsucon Idol scores in a timely manner.
  11. Will collect attendance data (headcounts, note peak hours of room activity)
  12. Will assist with documenting Karaoke events (ie photo/video) for archival use and possible social media promotional use for future Katsucon events
  13. Will bring high energy to Katsucon Idol and hype up attendees and keep them engaged between each performance
  14. Will lead Katsucon Idol event and provide on stage activities (responsible for narrating general event flow, introducing each contestant, etc.)
  15. Will call up attendee signups (Open Mic) and keep entries running in a timely manner
  16. Will work with convention patrons to provide customer service through answering customer questions on convention related content/services, directing customers to event locations, convention resources/personnel or hotel services in a polite, courteous and respectful manner.
  17. Work with the Department Head and Assistant Department Head(s) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  18. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons and performers are following these guidelines.
  19. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-must have prior customer service and be able to work in a team/group environment

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), the Internet (and associated software such as internet browsers and applications), computer software (Microsoft based program suites such as Office which include Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.), as well as experience with composing, sending and responding to email.

-must be able to interact with the general public and be prepared to address customer needs, as well as direct the customer to the correct resource(s) .

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting” (if requested).

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention and work the required number of team staff hours per the agreement for being allowed to use the convention crash space, staff badge and staff meal plan.

-must be able to communicate with team members, department head, Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.


Division: Programming
Team: Live Programming Ops

Position: Assistant Department Head
Job Duties (include but not limited to the following):

  1. Will work with the Department Head and other Asst. Department Head(s) (ifapplicable) to plan, organize and communicate throughout the year with other departmentsto determine logistical, technical and planning needs for convention events, panels, guests, industry personnel/vendors (before the convention)
  2. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Senior convention leadership, Treasury, Logistics, Stage Management, Technical Ops (Event Engineering and Mobile Tech), Guests Division, and other teams to determine logistical and technical equipment needs of the events that the team will be planning to hold in the Main Events and Live Rooms
  3. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Convention senior leadership, Programming Division Head, Guests Division, panelist applicants, industry guests/vendors to create and organize event schedule, as well as the setup needs of the events that will be planning to host events in the Main Events, Video Screening and Live Rooms
  4. Will work in partnership with Department Head, Division Head and Deputy Division Headevaluate the execution of events and event planning in the Main Events and Live Rooms, as well as determine if changes, modifications or enhancements to programming or planning are necessary.
  5. Will be responsible for the recruiting, training and ongoing development of all members of the team.
  6. Work with the Department Head and other Assistant Department Head(s) to identify areas of opportunity for additional skill building and training, as well as partner with team members to identify other learning opportunities
  7. During the convention, the Assistant Department Head will function as the secondary leader of the team, team activities, schedule and members to create adequate coverage for the needs of the business.
  8. Maintain all local, state and Federal safety guidelines for public events, as well as insure that all team members, technical staff, patrons, panelists, industry guests/ vendors and performers are following these guidelines
  9. Will supervise all aspects of their events including time the length of time that each takes, note any concerns or problems, compare time results and info
    with team members data if a Department Head or another Assistant Department Head is not available. This information is to be gathered for each event and each day, compiled into a report after the convention is over and reported to the Deputy Division Head and DivisionHead of Programming (via email).
  10. Evaluate the effectiveness of event planning for each individual event and highlight areas of opportunity for improvement, note if the program(s) start and ended on time (or if they did not)
  11. Provide regular reports throughout the year to Programming Division Head and leadership upon request. ​
  12. Will create, maintain and manage any panels and panelists rules/policies (including panelist reimbursement) in partnership with convention leadership (Division Head and Chairs) according to corporate and convention policies and guidelines.
  13. Will be responsible for determining, developing and monitoring the team’s budget and resources (physical inventory, assets, software, records, staff lists, event data, etc) as well as determining what modifications or adjustments are necessary in partnership with the Division Head, convention leadership and Treasury.
  14. Will work with Convention senior leadership and Programming Division Head to review new programming submission requests and evaluate if the proposed activity/event will be an appropriate fit for the the overall theme of the convention, conform to convention rules/policies and meet budget/demographic needs.
  15. Will work with Communications Division and it’s teams to provide event and panel descriptions, convention event schedule, locations of where events are being held and other necessary information in order to aid in the creation of the convention’s program guide for print, online (Internet) and app based access.
  16. Will work with Press Team and Guest Division to coordinate schedules of guests, their events at the convention and interview requests by various media agencies.
  17. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-must have prior leadership, customer service and training experience

-must have experience with using computer based equipment (PC, Mac, tablet computing devices, smartphones, etc), video editing/compositing, using video editing software, and creating anime music videos, bumpers, trailers, etc.

-must be able to review submissions by contestants to determine if content meets the convention standards for age appropriateness, family friendly viewing and/or require placement in 18+ content events.

-must be able to attend individual and team meetings through out the year via phone, Skype and convention “all hands” meetings such as the “Crash Meeting” and “Dead Dog Meeting”.

-must be able to attend Katsucon convention on all required days of the convention -must be able to communicate with team members, , Division Head and convention leadership on a consistent, ongoing basis. (including being reachable by phone, email, text or online especially in emergencies throughout the year. This includes before and after the Katsucon convention.)

-must be willing to follow all Katsucon business and Human Resources policies including business ethics, harassment, intellectual property, confidentiality, legal and communications guidelines.

We would like to begin the interview process immediately and if you have any questions, please let me know.

 


Division: Marketing
Team: Social Media

Position: Social Media Assistant

Summary: The Social Media Assistant will be responsible for maintaining presences on some of Katsucon’s social media outlets, including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Job Requirements:

1. To actively monitor and engage with all forms of Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc) to support convention wide activity and to ensure that attendance, advertisement, and notification goals are on target.
2. To collate/source information from various sources in order to generate news-worthy content, and then draft/write online copy for articles, blogs and social media.
3. To act as one of the key points of contact for social media queries, developing a response process, engaging with potential and existing attendees, guests, and sponsors, and looking to proactively influence these groups and resolving any arising issues.
4. To support the Marketing Director in delivering publicity and general marketing campaigns, raising the profile of the convention across a wide range of specialist and general media.
5. Update and maintain Social Media outlets as required.
6. To work flexibly and carry out additional roles as needed.​