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Unread 10-27-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Anime North Needs You. (high priority)

Greetings all. I was asked to pass this on to all you talented guys and gals. Cheers. ~Kai
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Hi all:

I will be placing this information in various parts of the board but now that the venue and dates have been confirmed for 2004- i can go ahead and post the following positions opened.

All of these jobs are for *unpaid* work. Meaning- that it is expected to have the same responsibilities, communication, reporting and performance expectations as a regular job yet you do not receive any form of monetary compensation.

You will receive a free pass/staff badge for Anime North 2004, you will be feed and receive a whole bunch of other rewards, based upon the role.

If you are looking to add things to your resume- this is also an excellent way to beef it up and it CAN be considered towards a Grade 12 community work certificate, since it is a longitudinal "volunteer" involvement.

I do have job descriptions but rather than making it totally boring, I have tried to summarize the jobs below.

Depending on the skills/availability/experience- these jobs could be "hey its yours, go out and do it" or " you do the job and I will be mentoring/training you to do it by yourself next year" job. It really depends on the individual.

If you are interested/have questions- please email me at: liaison@animenorth.com

Please note- i will be out of the province/country over the next 3 weeks- but will follow up with everyone after October 20,2003.


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Advertising Coordinator:
- Jan-May 2004: average 5-10 hours/week
- experience/skill/knowledge in sales, graphic design and print publications (enough to know the terms and what is needed)
-solicitation target: 7,000-10,000$ of ad sales from various companies, sponsors and dealers for the program book
- works with publication team to ensure that all creative material for ads are delivered on time
-participates in the editorial process for the program book
-creates and maintains all administrative copies of advertising contracts, invoices, creative deadlines and communications
-must have organizational skills
-communicates status updates to Liaison Director/Execs of Anime North

Marketing Coordinator:
-Jan- May 2004: averages 5-10 hours/week
-experience/skill/knowledge in marketing, promotions and public relations (enough to know what to say and not to say in public)
- be able to do cold calls/inquiries to various companies and sponsors
-be able to negotiate cross promotional initiatives with various companies , sponsors and potential sponsors
- be skilled in relationship building
-must have organizational skills
-be able to identify key markets to promote Anime North via media, print or in person (con circuit)
-communicates status updates to Liaison Director and Execs of Anime North

Guest Relations:
- Jan- May: 1-2 hours/week
- May 19-25: 24 hours availability (pre, during and post con)
- must have valid drivers license
- must have people and soft skills
-preferred to have those over 25 years old (legal car rental)
- preferred to have access during the weekend to a vehicle
-must be warm but non intrusive to guests
-must be able to deal with guests in a customer service fashion
-must be highly organized and excellent communication skills
- this is ideal for someone who wants to help out just during the con
- note: you will not be able to see alot of the con but you do have a great opportunity to be with our Guests of Honor (at a respectable level).

Media/Press Coordinator:
-Jan- May 2004: 5-10 hours/week
- May 20-23 2004: 24 hours during the con
- experience/skill/knowledge in dealing with the public media/tv stations/radio stations, journalists and reporters
- must have excellent communication skills
-must have excellent people/soft skills
-must be highly organized
- organizes and promotes Anime North to all facets of the media, to include creating press releases,
-to be responsible for all Media during Anime North
-to work with Guest relations to schedule press/media interviews
-works with the Marketing Coordinator for key messages for press releases
-to further develop the criteria for media/press passes/registration
-to develop the registration process for media/press arriving at Anime North
- communicates status updates to Liaison Director/Execs of Anime North

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Ok- again- please dont be overwhelmed by these postings. If you are unsure- just ask!

Training *will* be provided if needed!

I need to retire soon and get back to my PhD work.


And if you want to know what kind of rewards you may get- just ask some of the Liaison Staff- heck- one of the got an original sketch done by Frank Miller as a thank you!!! And I will make sure you will get fed over the con weekend! Guest relations will also have access to Liaison Crash space!

Thanks-
Tamara
Liaision Director
Anime North 2004
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Unread 10-28-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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i dunt exactly qualify for any of the above, but ill post it on our forums too lotsa people with degrees there ^_^
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Unread 10-28-2003, 12:45 AM   #3
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you will be feed...

*giggling* So, be wary, as after you finish your service they will serve you...for dinner ...to those who get paid? ;P

Sorry Kaijugal, just having fun. I wish I were in Canada to help... those sound like awesome experiences.

Where you going, btw?

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Unread 10-28-2003, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help Heki-Chan. I just don't have time to go on many boards these days. *sighs* Eleryth No worries! I think Tamara, (who the original postings are from), is going to L.A...I'm going to South Carolina for a costume competition. (Not much hope of winning tho, I had to make my costume deconstruct into a 62" overall diameter case to find in the airport restrictions. Argh), and the friends I'm going with have a 7 ft robot monkey suit and a 12 ft "Robocock". (It's a chicken, after the state football team the "Gamecocks".) LOL Ah well. It's mostly to take in all the ra ra halloween fun anyhow
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Unread 10-29-2003, 07:12 AM   #5
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How old do you have to be?
I've done the whole media-press thing before for my martial arts school, and also for my High-School.

But I'm guessing you would want someone 18+, no?
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Unread 10-29-2003, 06:23 PM   #6
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I'm not in Toronto >.< nor do I have a car, or a way of getting to T.O on any regular basis. Booourns.

GoodLuck in the states Kai! Even if you don't win, make sure you have lots of fun and take pictures!
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Unread 11-03-2003, 09:47 PM   #7
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Wish I could help in anoy of the above, but I have no drivers license, nor do I live in the GTA though I do live a 2hr drive away. I'm 22 and have volunteered for security for anime north for the past three years. I'm very friendly and I work in retail so I know how to be friendly towards the public. I've also worked well volunteered at my local TV station...Go Cogeco!! and done a few art classes in highschool....so yah...I'm interested in helping if there is any way I can. Or I'll just volunteer for something again. I could be Kirby's monkey girl...ummm....yah...^_^'''
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