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.

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.

As part of our first virtual event, Staff and volunteers will be given free attendance. 

Open Staff Positions

Virtual Environment Team Positions

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.

Unity Dev

We’re building a team of devs to integrate models into VRChat via Unity.

  • Integration of character and other models into vrchat
  • Unity experience
  • VRChat Udon experience
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

 

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.

PR Assistant

We’ll need a PR Assistant who can:

  • Assist with advertising campaign for the event
  • Work alongside Publicity staff and department head for planning and coordination
  • Stay up-to-date with various goings-on in other departments, advertise for them as needed

General Positions

Panel Team Member

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

Core Responsibilities

  • Communicating with panelists 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 panelists and fellow team members.

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 would need to be a Toronto local to have access to our products for photoshoots.

  • 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

     

    Physical Event Positions

    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.
    Head of Security

    Furnal Equinox currently has an opening for our Head of Security, who will be responsible for the 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
    • preparing and enabling Assistant Head of Security to take responsibility and perform duties in absence of Head of Security

    Experience in the following is considered an asset:

    • Event management (Department Head level preferred, but not required)
    • Security work (either event/convention related or not)

    To apply for this position, please submit an email to:


    volunteers@furnalequinox.com

    with the subject line: Head of Security Application or apply through the form below. Include details on any previous experience you think is relevant, references for that experience if possible, why you think you are a good candidate for this position.

    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.

    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.

    Volunteer with Us

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

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