Staff at Anime USA

Current Open Positions

If you are interested in any positions listed below, please email staffing@animeusa.org.

Temporary Artist Alley Department Head (2019 only)

This position oversees the Artist Alley and whose duties include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Con Planning:

  1. Announce the submission dates for artists
  2. Track submission details
  3. Judge submissions for artist alley table selections
  4. Communicate to selected artists and request payment
  5. Maintain waitlist for artists who cancel/do not pay
  6. Assign table locations in Artist Alley
  7. Recruit Staff and create shift schedule

At Con:

  1. Check-in artists
  2. Process payments for at-door needs of artists
  3. Provide customer service and assist with any issues or needs that come up during the course of the convention

What is a department head?

A department head is a position that is considered a “subject matter expert” for their assigned department. The role of a department head is to directly plan and execute all requirements pre-con and at-con, which includes budgeting, staffing, scheduling, and planning.

What are the direct responsibilities for a department head?

  • Create, present, and oversee their departmental budget
  • Directly plan pre-con activities to ensure all requirements and pre-requisites are completed prior to con start
  • Recruit staff and ensure proper scheduling and coverage is implemented for both pre and at-con activities
  • Create, maintain, and follow department timelines and goals
  • Address behavioral issues with departmental staff
  • Explore new growth opportunities for the department
  • Utilize their division head as a back-up and for additional assistance with external issues that are not easily handled internally

What are the requirements for the division head?

  • Answer emails within 72 hours. If they are not available, a secondary contact should be in place with a proper out-of-office alert for the time period in which they will not be available
  • Participate in a monthly check-in with their division head
  • Participate in at least 50% of pre-con meetings (remote attendance is acceptable)

 

Social Media Department Head

This position oversees the Social Media department and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responding to requests for social media posts by creating, editing, and/or reviewing and posting announcements in a timely manner across all applicable social media platforms
  • Create and manage regular posts
  • Blogging
  • Respond to inquires on social media outlets in a timely manner
    What is a department head?

A department head is a position that is considered a “subject matter expert” for their assigned department. The role of a department head is to directly plan and execute all requirements pre-con and at-con, which includes budgeting, staffing, scheduling, and planning.

What are the direct responsibilities for a department head?

  • Create, present, and oversee their departmental budget
  • Directly plan pre-con activities to ensure all requirements and pre-requisites are completed prior to con start
  • Recruit staff and ensure proper scheduling and coverage is implemented for both pre and at-con activities
  • Create, maintain, and follow department timelines and goals
  • Address behavioral issues with departmental staff
  • Explore new growth opportunities for the department
  • Utilize their division head as a back-up and for additional assistance with external issues that are not easily handled internally

What are the requirements for the division head?

  • Answer emails within 72 hours. If they are not available, a secondary contact should be in place with a proper out-of-office alert for the time period in which they will not be available
  • Participate in a monthly check-in with their division head
  • Participate in at least 50% of pre-con meetings (remote attendance is acceptable)

 

Sakura Matsuri Manager

The Sakura Matsuri Manager is a board-appointed position to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the AUSA appearance at the annual Sakura Matsuri festival. Traditionally, this has included an “Akiba Cafe,” a small, limited version of our My Cup of Tea Maid Cafe; a cosplay costume contest and quiz show; and a booth to engage and distribute marketing materials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination with JASW and event coordinators of the Sakura Matsuri festival to assure space, time, and logistics for all AUSA engagements at the festival
  • Creation and implementation of budget to cover all AUSA engagements at the festival
  • At-festival management of space and AUSA staff (~20 in total)
  • Creation of post-event report due to the Board of Directors

Interested parties should submit their application to Daniel Wheatley at daniel.wheatley@animeusa.org. Please include your name, contact information, your current position with Anime USA, and a brief statement of why you’re interested. Any questions can also be directed to daniel.wheatley@animeusa.org. Thank you!