Incentives & Benefits
I. How it works
Full-time Staffers are able to earn benefits if they meet and maintain their 12 hour requirement over the course of each convention. Once the requirement has been filled, full-time staffers are able to receive staff benefits & incentives for each following year. Failure to meet required hours will result in loss of certain benefits and/or incentives. Hours are based off recorded times as notated in section D. Reporting & Hours. Note: Benefits & Incentives are subject to change each year. Returning staff must fill out a renewal application each year in order to have incentives & benefits apply. Those who fail to do so will not receive any or all benefits.
J. AWA Staff Badge: 12 hour minimum requirement
This is a privilege that we give to those who are willing to work the minimum required amount of hours. Those who fail to work the minimum required amount of hours or fail to show without notifying a department director (within 72 hours of the convention), will either be removed from staff, or will be suspended (probationary removal) from AWA Staff for one convention year. Staffers on probationary status will be considered "Not In Good Standing", and also will not be eligible to be a Walk-in Volunteer at the convention.
Approved staffers will get a Staff badge. Extras, such as ball tickets or workshop fees, will be at your own expense.
K. Exclusive Staff Shirt: 13 hour requirement
First year staffers get their first shirt free, if their application is submitted before the shirt cutoff date (TBD). A minimum of 13 hours is required the prior convention year to continue getting a staff shirt.
L. Discounted Ball Ticket
Ticket can only be purchased at the time of the Ball with a valid Staff Badge & Photo ID. Discount only applies to one ticket per Staffer. Ball "Black Tie" Dress Code still applies for those who attend the Ball.
M. Dead Dog After-Party & New Year's Kick Off
Dead Dog is the party that happens once Take Down is over. Various kinds of pizza & drinks are provided. We take this time to recognize different individuals, throw out prizes, and hand out awards. Current Staff Badge/Staff Shirt is required for entry.
New Year's Kick-Off is an exclusive party for Directors and Staff (in Good-Standing) who worked the required hours the recent convention. Information and details regarding this party are posted on the Staff Message Boards and Staff Newsletter closer to date. This requires either a current Staff ID#/Badge or current Staff Shirt in order to enter the party.