Welcome to the ConnectiCon Staff page! Here you will find information on our dedicated Staff, and any current Staffing opportunities. Staff postings get updated continuously, so please keep checking for new positions. Internal candidates must apply for open leadership positions!
All staff positions of ConnectiCon are COMPENSATED positions. They consist of people who believe in the community and the success of the organization. An interest in attending conventions, in their fandom, and previous convention experience is not required to join our staff; however, it is helpful to have experience/knowledge in any of these areas. We are always looking for individuals with leadership and professional skills to join our team!
Please read all the information about our positions, policies, and benefits before submitting your application. By joining Staff, you agree to abide by these rules and policies, or else face consequences determined by Executive Staff.
Responsibilities of a staff member may include, but are not limited to:
You must purchase an All Weekend membership badge to the current event prior to being hired.
You must be at least 18 years of age and able to perform your position’s duties. This can include walking/standing up to 6 hours or more per day and/or lifting/moving 20 lbs. or more without injuring yourself.
You must attend regular mandatory division meetings / training throughout the year, unless told otherwise by your department manager or above.
You must commit to working the hours of your chosen tier. (6, 12, 18 or 24 hours)
You must present yourself professionally at all times during events and convention-related instances. This includes, but is not limited to, following Staff Rules and procedures, and wearing your Staff shirt and badge while on duty and taking them off when you are not on duty/participating in events.
Yes, anyone over the age of 16 can become staff. Staff under the age of 18 are limited to Tier 1 and Tier 2 positions.
First, the boring stuff:
In addition to supporting an event that you enjoy; it can be a very fun and rewarding experience. Working as staff for a convention is a learning experience; it gives you a whole new perspective on the activities you enjoy, and you may learn valuable skills. You can learn about conventions, how they run, behind-the-scenes information about the various industries you are interested in, etc. You can add your volunteer work to a resume or application, including any staff titles you have earned. In addition, you can build a diverse network of friends, colleagues, and industry professionals.
Now for the fun stuff:
Tier 1 - (1 Day) 6 - Hours
Tier 2 - (2 Days) 12 - Hours (Per Diem Option)
Tier 3 - (3 Days) 18 - Hours (Per Diem Option)
Tier 4 - (4 Days) 24 - Hours (Per Diem Option)
All Staff are subject to the rules and policies of the Convention, the Convention Center, as well as any laws in the state of Connecticut. As a Staff Member, you are considered a public face of the organization and will be expected to conduct yourselves in a professional manner. The rules in this section apply at all times; during events/meetings and outside of the context of the convention (online, other conventions, etc.) This is to protect the convention, its staff, affiliates, and its members from harm and legal ramifications.