August 16-20, 2018    San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

GoH exhibit coordinator: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro exhibit

Position: GoH exhibit coordinator, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro exhibit

Reporting to : Rebecca Hewett, Curated Exhibits Area Head

Apply via: Volunteer Information Form

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Worldcon 76 is looking for a person, familiar with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s work, who will volunteer to work as part of Curated Exhibits on the Guest of Honor (GoH) exhibit for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

Between now and Worldcon 76 you will take point in developing an interesting and entertaining GoH exhibit that explores Chelsea Quinn Yarbro as a person and writer, her work, and the impact of both on the world of science fiction in order to entice new readers and engage those already familiar with Ms. Yarbro’s work.  You will be responsible for sourcing, permissions, and planning in cooperation with the Curated Exhibits team and GoH liaison.  You will also be responsible for performing/overseeing set-up and tear-down of the GoH Exhibit.

What is the expected at-con time commitment?  Time during the convention will be limited to an occasional check on the exhibit to maintain proper set-up.

If there is a before/after con commitment, when is it and approximately how much per day, week, or month?

Exact time commitment is unknown, but will be primarily prior to the convention developing the exhibit.  The exhibit will need to be set up the day before the convention opens and torn down, packed, and ready to ship the day after the convention closes. 

What experience, attributes, skills, and/or abilities are needed/desired?

You will need to bring your creativity, self-motivation, and willingness to work as a part of a team.  You will need good writing skills.  Knowledge and/or experience with researching and exhibits, displays, or presentations is desirable.  However, the Curated Exhibits team is willing to work with a motivated individual who is willing to learn.  Knowledge of object handling, graphic design, or ADA accessibility guidelines is a bonus.

Are there any physical requirements? Is the position primarily sedentary?

Exact physical requirements will depend on final plans for the exhibit, but probably involve bending, reaching, possible work on step stool or low ladder, and light to moderate lifting, possibly above the head.  However, don’t let this deter you.  If you have physical limitations, we will work with you to find help for set-up and tear-down at the convention.

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