Volunteer

Our volunteers take time out of their busy schedules, giving their spare hours to make sure the convention runs successfully. Without them, Furnal Equinox simply wouldn’t happen. As our convention grows, we try to offer more to our attendees, and that requires us to constantly grow our volunteer team.

Volunteers often work just a few hours here and there while attending the con.

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Staff

Staffing is a larger time investment, and usually involves duties before the convention as well as during. Our core team of Staff, Department Heads, and Directors work closely together to make sure the inner workings and fine details of our events go as smoothly as possible.

Staff are also Volunteers, but they are the core members of our team. They commit more time to working the convention than Volunteers, but they also receive more perks and rewards, and are assigned to a designated department under which they work. Some staff positions are very involved, while others are less so, and some positions get most of their work done in the months before the con even begins. See below to find positions that best fit you here at Furnal Equinox! 

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Open Staff Positions

Security Team Positions

Assistant Head of Security

Furnal Equinox currently has an opening for our Assistant Head of Security, who will be second-in-command security team at Furnal Equinox.

This is a leadership position integral to the success of any given in-person event, with duties before, during, and after the convention. To be successful in this position, a given candidate must exhibit strong communication and conflict resolution skills, a penchant for leadership and managing teams, and be able to handle juggling multiple duties with varying levels of priority.

Skills that we are looking for with this position:

  • Team Leadership
  • Delegation and Task Assignment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Strong Communication
  • Customer Service

The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of security leadership, including but not limited to:

  • scheduling
  • splitting workload tasks with assistant head of securityliaising between the Directors, Assistant Head of Security, and team members
  • answering emails via OSTicket in a polite, accurate, and timely fashion
  • being prepared to assume leadership of Security Department during absence of Head ofSecurity

Experience in the following is considered an asset:

  • Event management (Department Head or team member level)
  • Security work (either event/convention related or not)

To apply for this position, please send an email to


volunteers@furnalequinox.com

with the subject line: Assistant Head of Security Application or use the form below.
As we are very busy and volunteering our time, please understand that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any candidate asked to move forward in the process will be required to submit to a background check.

Security Team Member

The Security Team is a customer service department, focusing on assisting attendees in a general capacity as well as providing a source of safety at event.

Core Responsibilities

  • Answering general attendee questions and directing them to locations where they can get further information (Convention Operations, Information Desk)
  • Monitoring the Convention space and serving as a representative of the Staff Team to identify issues of various types and to assist with resolution
  • Assist in managing the lines for large events.

Registration Positions

Registration Team Member

For the majority of attendees, their first interaction at Furnal Equinox is with Registration staff.  Registration staff welcome and check-in attendees, providing them access to Furnal Equinox.

Core Responsibilities

  • Verify and check-in registered attendees
  • Process registration payments, issue badges, and hand out sponsor goodies
  • Ensure compliance with registration policies
  • Answer registration-specific questions and direct attendees to further information

Registration staff require a combination of these core skills: in-person customer service, ability to work quickly & accurately under pressure, and an ability to maintain confidentiality.  Detailed training will be provided.

Publicity and PR Positions

The following positions act as a voice on behalf of the convention, often communicating with third parties or social media followers directly. The Publicity team coordinates on many of the following projects. As such, teamwork and professionalism in both internal and external communication is a must, and some experience working in a communications role in the past (e.g. sending newsletter, customer service/support, etc.) is preferred.

Chat Moderators

We need several moderators for various rooms who will work with the Lounge team to be sure
that chat participants follow our rules and Code of Conduct. The spaces needing
moderation at this time are:

  • Discord

 

Artist Position

Artist Pool Manager

The Artist Pool manager is responsible for communicating with our external artists and providing them with updates and projects depending on the convention’s needs.


​Core Responsibilities

  • Communicate with team via Telegram, Slack, and/or Discord as needed
  • Good communication skills
  • Keeping an open line of communication between the art department and the artists

You can be an artist who also manages the artist pool!

Designers

The designers will work with the director of Presence to put together the conbook, the scheduling booklet, posters and website assets. 


Skills that we are looking for:

  • Base knowledge of InDesign and/or Illustrator (or any other relevant apps. Licence can be provided by us)
  • Able to work with others and accept feedback
  • Good communication skills

​Core Responsibilities

  • Communicating with other departments for their specific requests
  • Meet deadlines 
  • Design of assets (conbook, schedule booklet, posters, banners, etc…)

 

Please submit a link to your portfolio when applying for this position!

3D Artist

As we’re building up the virtual convention, we’re looking for 3D artists who will help design and texture virtual environments. We’ll consider those with experience with any one of the following:

  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Unity experience

Note that artists can use any program desired, so long as files are exported in the .fbx format.

General Positions

Programming Team Member

This role will check in with event hosts during the convention and will help to make sure panels and events run smoothly.

Core Responsibilities

  • Communicating with panelists, event hosts, and other staff with regards to panel needs 
  • Taking headcounts at panels
  • Ensuring events run on time, with the resources needed
  • Some setup and teardown before and after the convention

With regards to this position, the Team Member will need to be comfortable walking/standing for extended periods of time, as well as clearly communicating with event hosts and fellow team members.

Website Content Manager

The Website content manager will work with the director of Presence and the publicity department to write the content for our website.


Skills that we are looking for with this position:

  • Must have good written Canadian English skills
  • Previous writing experience would be preferable
  • Good communication skills

 

​Core Responsibilities

  • Communicating with other departments 
  • Meeting deadlines 
Con-Store Coordinator

We need a Con-Store Coordinator! Someone to think of new products and keep stocks of the current ones. This person would manage the online store as well as the physical store! You need to be a Toronto local to have access to our products for photoshoots and to be present at the physical event.

  • Plan out new products and get cost estimates
  • Work alongside the Art department to design the products
  • Manage and review inventories
  • Work load would be spread throughout the year (con presence is preferred but not mandatory)
  • Must have knowledge of online store front or have relevant experience relating to an online store

     

    Sponsor Experience Lead

    Our sponsors are a big part of our convention and are invaluable in providing support that allows our convention to continue each year. We are looking for a creative, organized person to help pick out all the great swag that our sponsors, supersponsors, and other support levels receive.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Proposing promotional items to be given to sponsors

    • Planning special events exclusive to the sponsor+ levels

    • Acting as a liaison at the convention to ensure all events are delivered at a quality that reflects the value of our sponsor+ supporters

    • Coordinating with other departments to ensure the delivery of a great sponsor experience

    • Soliciting feedback from sponsors to influence planning for future years

    • As the department grows, guiding the department and the staff within it

    Previous convention or event planning experience is an asset, but not required. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit a form below.

    Fursuit Department Team Member

    Fursuit Department team members work with the Fursuit Department Lead and 2IC to ensure headless lounges are well stocked and adhering to COVID precautions, as well as assisting with Fursuit team run events

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have experience wearing and/or making fursuits

    • Be able to stand/sit for extended periods of time

    • Keep track of the loaning and return of fursuit repair kits

    • Previous experience in customer-facing positions an assett

    Logistics Team Positions

    Logistics Second in Command

    Furnal Equinox currently has an opening for our Logistics Second in Command.

    The candidate will be have responsibilities including but not limited to:

    • Assisting with pre/post convention Logistics Department tasks and paperwork.
    • Assisting with inventory at the storage locker.
    • Making occasional trips to the storage locker pre/post convention for Logistics Department tasks.
    • Being available for Logistics Department tasks during the convention.

      To apply for this position, please send an email to


      volunteers@furnalequinox.com

      with the subject line: Logistics Second in Command Application or use the form below.
      As we are very busy and volunteering our time, please understand that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

      Logistics Staff

      Furnal Equinox currently has an opening for Logistics Staff.

      The candidate will be have responsibilities including but not limited to:

      • Assisting with inventory at the storage locker.
      • Making occasional trips to the storage locker pre/post convention for Logistics Department tasks.
      • Being available for Logistics Department tasks during the convention, which will mainly include setup and teardown.

        To apply for this position, please send an email to


        volunteers@furnalequinox.com

        with the subject line: Logistics Staff Application or use the form below.
        As we are very busy and volunteering our time, please understand that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

        Volunteer with Us

        If you would like to volunteer with us, please fill out this short application!

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