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Why SMASH!?

SMASH Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to bring people of all creative talents together to celebrate Japanese pop culture. From anime to manga and fanart to cosplay, you can find something to see and do at the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!). What started as a small university event in 2007 has now grown to be one of Australia’s biggest Japanese pop culture festivals.

As a volunteer run organisation (Yes, our President and all our hardworking staff volunteer their spare time to run SMASH!), we share a collective passion for putting together an event FOR fans, BY fans and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share our vision and interest to join us in personally committing to making SMASH! the best convention experience in Australia.

Please take the time to apply for the volunteer positions below. All applications received after June will be considered for 2017. Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted. If you wish to withdraw your application or ask any questions, please contact us at dps@smash.org.au.

Please click through for further information about volunteering as a Staff for SMASH! including conditions for joining.

Cinematographer

We are looking for Event Cinematographers to join the Visual Media team of the SMASH! family. Our Cinematographers are responsible for producing high-quality footage for our digital marketing channels, primarily working at the main event in August, as well as at affilliated events.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Cosplay Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic Cosplay Assistant to join the Programming department of the SMASH! Family. The Cosplay Assistant is responsible for assisting the Cosplay Coordinator in various cosplay events within SMASH! including the Main Cosplay Competition, various Cosplay games/activities, the Cosplay Check-in Desk, Props Check-in and the Cosplay Catwalk.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, click 'Apply now!'

Quartermaster Apprentice

We are looking for Quartermaster Assistants to join the Quartermaster Team of the Operations Department in the SMASH! Family. The Quartermaster team is responsible for the account and management of most of the permanent inventory held by SMASH! They will be sourcing distributing requested and essential equipment to each of the departments prior to the event and OTD. The Quartermaster team will also assist in the setup and pack up of venue over the course of the event weekend.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Control Room Assistant

We are looking for Control Room Assistants to join the Control Room Team of the Operations Department of the SMASH! Family. The Control Room Team is responsible in the development of the Radio Program which comprises all of the OTD communications between the departments of SMASH! They will oversee all communications within SMASH! during the 3 day event, provide technical support when necessary and most importantly relay accurate messages to the relevant departments/personnel OTD.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Design Director

We are seeking a talented designer (with a keen eye) and leader to head our Design Department for 2016 and join the SMASH! Family. You are responsible for developing the aesthetics, branding and visual assets of SMASH! while managing a team of designers to help develop the aesthetics, branding and visual assets of the convention.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Analyst

We are looking for Analysts for our emerging Statistics and Demographics department within SMASH!. The department is designed to perform research, analyse data and compile reports for the benefit of the convention. Analysts form the basis of the Statistics and Demographics unit where they will be required to perform a variety of duties, primarily research, data collection and report compilation. Your work will make valuable contributions to and allow us to make informed decisions about the convention.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Translator

We are looking for Translators to join the Visual Media team of the SMASH! family. The position will involve translating and transcribing audio and written content, for upcoming film and video projects. As Visual Media is an emerging subsection of the Marketing Department, you will work closely with other members of the Visual Media team to craft high-quality media productions for online and offline publishing channels.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Sound Mixer

We are looking for a keen-eared Sound Mixer to join the Visual Media team of the SMASH! family. This position involves working closely with the Film Director to record location sound, dialogue and audio, providing a high-quality audio track for postproduction use.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Traditional Advertising Coordinator

We are looking for a keen eyed Traditional Marketing Coordinator to join the the SMASH! Family. This position involves developing Innovative idea’s and cost effective strategies promote the SMASH! brand and message utilising traditional marketing channels. The Ideal candidate will be self motivated, well spoken, highly organised and a team player. You will be joining our existing coordinator in a partnership to negotiate deals with vendors and develop strategies that tie in with the overall SMASH! marketing vision.

Join the team that is the heart & soul of SMASH! If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Staff Coordinator

We are looking for a Staff Coordinator to join the People Services Department of the SMASH! Family. The Staff Coordinators will be responsible for co-ordinating recruitment projects, staff well-being and administration tasks.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Event Photographers

We are looking for Photographers to join the Marketing Department of the SMASH! Family, to document and photograph our main event, as well as affiliated events.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2015, apply now! Applications close 29th of May

E&S Fashion/Art Account Coordinators

We are looking for two Fashion/Art Account Coordinators to join the Exhibitors and Sponsors Department of the SMASH! Family. Account Coordinators are primarily responsible for approaching businesses to negotiate for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at SMASH!, as well as liaising with the exhibitors and artists of SMASH! all year round.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Website Coordinator

We are looking for two Website Coordinators to join the Marketing Department of the SMASH! Family. The Website Coordinators will be responsible for maintaining the SMASH! website that is accessible and suitable to purpose.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

E&S Anime Account Coordinators

We are looking for four Anime Account Coordinators to join the Exhibitors and Sponsors Department of the SMASH! Family. Account Coordinators are primarily responsible for approaching businesses to negotiate for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at SMASH!, as well as liaising with the exhibitors and artists of SMASH! all year round.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

E&S Artist Circle Co-ordinator

We are looking for two Artist Circle Co-ordinator to join the Exhibitors and Sponsors Department of the SMASH! Family. The Artists Coordinators are primarily responsible for liaising with artists to negotiate for exhibition opportunities at SMASH!.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Art Assistant Coordinator

We are looking for an Art Assistant Coordinator to join the Programming team of the SMASH! Family. The art assistant coordinator is responsible for assisting the art director in administrative and management tasks within the art department including assisting to co-ordinate all art related events, and administering deadlines.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, apply now!

Assistant Programming Director

We are looking for two highly enthusiastic Assistant Programming Directors to join the Programming department of the SMASH! Family. The Assistant Programming Director is responsible for assisting the Programming Director in both administrative and managerial tasks within the programming department and assists in overseeing general co-ordination of department.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2016, click 'Apply now!'.