Anime Weekend Atlanta®
September 26th-28th, 2014 | Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel + Cobb Galleria Centre
+ Sheraton Suites Galleria

For Beautiful Convention Life

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a three-day Japanese Animation
and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia.
Departments & Descriptions

Anime Weekend Atlanta reserves the right to deny or revoke Staff or Walk-in Volunteer membership at any time. Staff placement is at the discretion of the Human Resources/Staffing Department based on meeting prerequisites and available slots within a department. Certain departments have specialized requirements in order to apply to them. Departments and Department Requirements are subject to change each year.


These are just brief descriptions of what each department does and base requirements:

Artist Alley
This is the place for aspiring artists to find an 'audience' to promote their artwork in a professional environment. Staff help Artists check in and find their tables, and help them throughout the convention.

Requirement: 16+ years old

Art Show
Is where artists show off their work in a silent auction format. Staff help artists check in (this includes setting up and tearing down the Art Show), sign in attendees wishing to view/buy artwork, help with the Art Auction, and watch over artwork.

Requirement: 17+ years old and Dept Director Signature


Con Suite 
The Con Suite is where attendees can go to munch on snacks and drinks. Staffers make sure the food and drinks remain stocked and available, and the room stays tidy and clean.

Requirement: 16+ years old


Dealers' Room
The Dealers' Room is where Dealers sell their merchandise. Staffers help them check in and aid throughout the convention. Maintain traffic flow in and out of the Dealers' Room and monitor attendees.

Requirement: 18+ years old and Dept Director Signature


Events: Cosplay
Sets up and arranges the Cosplay Gallery and assist with the Costume Pre-judging & Contest.

Requirement:16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Events: Maid Cafe 
Tablemates who test attendees skills at different board/card games while serving food and drinks. 

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Deadline: Maid Cafe applications and interview

Events: Panels
Deals with all the various panels that go on during the convention. Staffers help set up and take down the rooms, assist panelists, aid with badge checks and lines, and more.

Requirement: 16+ years old


Events: Special
Handles all Special Events such as the AWA Ball, the larger Events, etc.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature


Green Room
Similar to Guest Relations and that's all the information that will be given.

Requirements: 17+ years old, 1-yr on convention staff (preferably Guest Relations) and Dept Director Signature


Guest Relations

The Guest Relations department is responsible for helping the convention's guests have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable convention experience. Staff duties include helping guests get to and from events and autograph sessions safely and on time, running guest related errands (fetching water, etc.), and generally helping to meet guest needs as they arise. 

Requirement: 17+ years old and Dept Director Signature

HR/Con Ops
HR/Con Ops staffers help out with other departments as needed, and make sure everything is running smoothly throughout the convention. Staffers help fill in vacant staff needs as they arise throughout the convention, be it manning a door to badge check, setting up for a large panel, or playing games with attendees standing in line.

Requirement: 16+ years old


Information Booth
Info Booth is where attendees go when they have a question. Staffers are to answer these questions, which may include schedule updates, local restaurants, and maps.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Manga Kissa
The Manga Library is a humble place that brings a wide variety of manga for attendees to read and enjoy. Staffers assist attendees with their manga needs, monitor the manga in the library as well as its readers, and catalog any new donations.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature 

Marketing: AWA Con Store 
Located in the Dealers' Room, this is where attendees can purchase official AWA merchandise. Staffers will assist attendees with their purchases and help promote AWA.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature 

Marketing: Videography 
Handle all of our video filming and editing for the convention. There's more to it, but it does require individuals who know pre/post video production and/or editing. 

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature 

Medical: First Aid
The medic team is tasked to provide first aid and first response to issues where medical assistance may be required. They help identify the need for an ambulance or additional response. Treat attendees that require medical assistance from mending a cut to feeling unwell. They can even check your blood pressure.

Requirement: 18+ years old, Proof of Certification, and Dept Director Signature

Medical: Baby Room
The Baby Room is a place that attendees with small children or infants that need a quiet place can go during the convention. Staffers in here help maintain a safe and quiet environment for parents who utilize this space.

Requirement: 18+ years old, Proof of Certification, and Dept Director Signature

Registration
Registration is where attendees go to pick up their/buy badges. Staffers help speed attendees through by searching through Pre-Registered badges, verifying the ID and handing it out.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Security: Public Safety
Security is responsible for helping maintain a safe environment at the convention. Staffers are expected to see that the convention weapons policies are followed. They will also do badge checks and line control in front of all high capacity events. Other duties may include walking the convention floor to ensure the area remains orderly.

Requirement:18+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Security: Disability Services
The Disability Services is one of the convention's newest departments, and a sub-department of Security. They help attendees that need extra assistance by doing their utmost to provide equal access for those with disabilities in accordance with State and Federal Law.


Requirement: 18+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Tabletop Gaming/RPG
Are rooms established for Table Top, CCG and RPG gaming. Staffers do a wide variety of tasks, including,setting up the Gaming Rooms, running games, signing attendees in for and helping with games and tournaments. 

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Technical/Communications
These staffers handle all the audio/video gear (among other things). Duties may include setting up all of the technical equipment, monitoring the equipment around the convention, and tearing it down at the end of the convention. Technical experience is preferred, but not necessary.

Requirement: 17+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Video Art Track
Staffers assist with running Music video panels, contests and games, dance, etc. Computer training is on the job, and all VAT staffers are required to go through the convention's technical training.

Requirement: 16+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Video Gaming
Staffers do a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to, setting up, signing attendees in for tournaments, and monitoring equipment. 

Requirement: 17+ years old and Dept Director Signature

Video Rooms
The Video Rooms are where Anime is constantly being played. Staffers set up, run the video schedule, and watch over equipment.

Requirement: 16+ years old


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