Staff

Staff applications are currently closed, please check back in spring of 2019 for applications to the 2020 year.

Make 20,000 people happy

Being on staff at Ohayocon is like joining a new family: we work together, we eat together, we hang out together. We’re sure you’ll have a lot of fun working with us. And even though it’s work, it feels like a vacation to us because we are always excited for Ohayocon. Interested? We thought so.

It takes the right kind of person to be convention staff. We will expect you to show empathy, be warm and friendly, enforce all the rules, and put in at least 25 scheduled hours of work over the weekend. Easy, right?

Minimum qualifications:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have adequate work experience in customer service, retail, hospitality, corporate or other relevant fields
    • staffing experience at other conventions is an added bonus
  • be able to travel to and from Ohayocon independently
  • pass a background check

Good qualities to have:

  • humility, warmth, optimism, and the desire to be successful
  • insatiable initiative
  • strong ability to identify and solve problems
  • a level head under pressure
  • fluency in more than one language (ASL definitely counts)

Benefits:

  • ten catered meals, including two major staff dinners and Sunday Smorgasbord
  • exclusive meet-and-greets with the guests and a staff autograph session
  • three nights in a nice hotel room with fellow staff members
  • a weekend badge to enjoy when you’re off the clock
  • a convention staff T-shirt
  • opportunities for promotion based on experience and seniority