Reporting to: Jill Eastlake, Exhibits Division Head
Apply via: Volunteer Information Form
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Wanna run a bar in the fashion and substance of Callahan’s Place, by Spider Robinson? We’re looking for someone to own the bar. Responsibilities will include designing the space, budgeting for such, staffing, setup and tear down, working with talent, hosting of patrons, and being an Area Head in the Exhibits Division. You will plan and orchestrate all of the background work to make the place as close to Callahan’s Place as manageable within the context of Worldcon. We expect this area to work within the Exhibits Division and to also coordinate with the Tech Division, the Program Division, and the Events Division. This is fun! Please read Spider Robinson's books: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon and The Callahan Touch at least. If you are already a Callahan's fan, this is the job for you! We have someone in place with this experience from Sasquan to advise you. Please apply!
As Area Head, you will be expected to oversee the construction of the space during setup, hire people to staff the space through all the open hours of the Exhibit Hall, and oversee tear down at the end of the convention.
Pre-con you will participate in monthly communications with other members of the Exhibits Division staff via computer-aided meeting software. You will work on design, some construction of props either by themselves or supervision of others, budgeting, planning, writing marketing materials. Recruiting help early. Making sure things are underway throughout. Setting deadlines and meeting them. You should plan to devote approximately 10 hours per month to these activities.
Experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities:
Prior experience as a Worldcon Area Head or above is preferred but not required.
Must be able to recruit others to do the heavy lifting if necessary. Should be able to work up to 12 hours (during setup) with minimal breaks.