Help Wanted: Costume Exhibit Coordinator

Position: Costume Exhibit Coordinator

Reporting to : Rebecca Hewett, Curated Exhibits Area Head

Apply via: Volunteer Information Form

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Between now and Worldcon 76 you will take point in developing an interesting and entertaining exhibit that showcases the talents and creativity of Bay Area and other California costumers.

You will be responsible for choosing a theme, sourcing, coordinating, and planning in cooperation with other members of the Curated Exhibits team. You will also be responsible for performing/overseeing set-up and tear-down of the Exhibit.

What is the expected at-con time commitment?  

Your time commitment 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. Your responsibilities during the convention will be limited to an occasional check on the exhibit to maintain proper set-up. 

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

You should be familiar with and have contacts in the costuming community in the area and be able to work with all interested parties who would like to participate. 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, costume and accessory mounting, 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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