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Please note that all positions are on a purely volunteer basis, thus are unpaid and the majority of work will be take-home. We are all volunteers who share a collective passion for putting together an event for fans by fans.

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IT

IT is responsible for all the technical issues and matters prior, during, and after the SMASH! convention. Our responsibilities range from managing the internal background and software of the SMASH! website, to on-the-day technical exercises and duties. SMASH! has a number of systems that help make the convention the great success that it is, many of the which have been developed in-house. The IT infrastructure that we manage is the backbone of the convention, as all departments rely on the systems running smoothly and without delay or fault.

The IT department has a flat management structure with all members reporting directly to the IT Director and advising them of the best possible solutions to meet requirements and achieve goals. The team also employs a principle of “You can ask anyone anything anytime for any reason”, meaning no-one can stop you from asking hard and important questions and suggesting new ideas. SMASH! IT is a collaborative environment where all team members are part of developing projects and direction within the department.

Software Developer

As a Software Developer, you will be responsible for writing web-based and client-based application software, ensuring the IT systems and SMASH! website are fully functional, bug free, and easy to navigate behind-the-scenes.

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Systems Administrator

As a System Administrator, you will be responsible for ensuring smooth and reliable functionality of our servers, services and networks throughout the year, and for configuration and monitoring of services and networks required during the convention itself.

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Marketing

Marketing department is responsible for driving revenue for SMASH! by finding an audience for our event and selling tickets to them. We maintain the social media platforms, emails, and the website content by planning and implementing digital campaigns and copywriting. We also liaise with external stakeholders to organise online competitions, pop-up booths, and events.

We’re always looking for creative and self-motivated volunteers to help us create the best SMASH! con. If you’re looking for a career in marketing, joining the SMASH! Marketing team is a great stepping stone to gain real-world experience and advance your career!

Our main responsibilities include:

  • Tracking, forecasting and promoting ticket sales regularly
  • Consulting on ticket pricing strategy
  • Delivering on regular ticket sales targets
  • Creating advertising and promotional campaigns to grow audience and converting existing audience to buyers
  • Developing and managing a loyal community and adding value for existing audience
  • Managing website and email updates to provide current information
  • Promoting event content and information from other departments to further above goals

Copywriter

As a Copywriter you will be responsible for writing copies for social media, online content, the Event Guide, posters, and any other body of text directly visible to the public and external stakeholders, according to the SMASH! Copywriting Style Guide.

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Newsletter Editor

As a Newsletter Editor where you will be responsible for handling and managing the monthly newsletter, including scheduling, content creation, and keeping up with recent trends. 

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Public Relations Officer

As a PR Officer you will manage the flow of information between SMASH! and the public such as persuading the public, investors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders to maintain a certain point of view about SMASH!

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Social Media Assistant

As a Social Media Assistant you will be responsible for managing the social media accounts, creating regular engaging content, increase the online presence of the SMASH! Brand and provide an online platform to support the anime and manga community of Sydney prior, during and after the convention. You will also be attending external events throughout the year and working closely with our sponsors, exhibitors, influencers and community.

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Website Content Editor

As a Website Editor, you will be responsible for creating and managing the content on the website and ensure that all written copy is appropriate and up to date.

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Accounting and Analytics

Accounting and Analytics (AA) team is a support driven department responsible for tracking and facilitating all revenue/expenditure before, during and after the convention as well as predicting and analysing any audience and business trends. By preparing data-driven insights and up-to-date reporting, the AA department aims to drive direction and clarity for SMASH! in both the present and future.

Accounts Officer

As an Accounts Officer, you will provide the financial backbone of the organisation and will be assisting the Accounting and Analytics Director in managing all money matters at SMASH!

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