Hello, my name is Matt and I am one of the Rovers department second of FanimeCon. Recruitment for our department has just now opened up, and if you are interested in seeing a side of the con that you would normally not see as a con member, this would be one of the departsments to think about. Listed below is the information about Rovers, requirements, and what we do.
Rovers Application for all New and Returning Rovers for 2012What are the Fanime Rovers? Who are they, and what do they do?
This is the first question most potential staffers ask themselves when they consider working for us. How do we explain ourselves? What do we consider ourselves to be?
We are the face of FanimeCon staff. Though we are most well-known for peace-bonding, there are many other things we do. We are at every event, in every exhibit hall, managing every line, and every crowd. We are the ones who find missing children, direct people to what they are looking for, and attempt to keep some sort of order. We make sure our con-goers are safe and comfortable while in the convention. We, as said before, are the face of the con.
All of this requires a lot of walking, consideration for courtesy, and cheerfulness even when you’re so exhausted you want to collapse where you’re standing. Many of us are workaholics who don’t stop the entire weekend, but that is what makes us so amazing.But… why should I care?
Ever noticed that creepy guy who won’t leave your friend alone? Remember how you got hit over the head by a sword that one year at that random con? Did you hear about person X who did Y to Z? What about that dude who lost his little sister?
We all have our Con horror stories. Rovers are around to make sure as few of them involve physical pain or harassment as possible. We try to keep things going smoothly, people dressed properly, safe from as much harm as possible, and free from stalkers or other inappropriate behavior. When people misplace their friends, their children, siblings, or parents, we help to locate them. We do our best to keep convention guests comfortable, from the most important guest of honor right down to the end-of-my-bank-account-can’t-really-afford-to-be-here guests.
Rovers also gives an opportunity to people who would like to be actively involved in helping shape the rules that govern con-goers, whether it be for peace-bonding, line control, or costume regulation. The Rovers Department gives you the opportunity to understand why the rules that we have exist, and to help us redefine these rules so that con-goers can have a better experience at FanimeCon. After all, FanimeCon is “By Fans for Fans.” Requirements for joining:
• Must be 18 years old by the time FanimeCon starts
• Willing to work 3 seven hour shifts at the convention plus and extra 3 hours.
• Pass the Rover exam by the time of the convention with an 80% or better.
• Able to make 2 pre-con meetings to acquire training before the convention. (some exceptions can be made for this requirement)Priority training topics we cover:
• Line Control
• Code of Conduct
• Special Circumstances (which include but are not limited to)
o Medical Emergencies
o Missing Person’s
If you’re still interested in joining Rovers after reading all of this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information. Please have your subject line be “Rovers App for your name”
Full legal name:
Nickname (if applies to you):
Returning or New Rover for 2012? If returning, number of years worked in Rovers:
Best phone contact number:If you are a New Rover Applicant for 2012 please answer the following:
Why do you wish to join the Rover department?
What job experience do you have if any?
How did you hear about the Rovers department?
If you attend any of the general staff meetings, come see Angela, Erin, Matt, or Tyler.