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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 will be considered for 2017. Only successful applicants will be contacted in September 2016. 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.

Application Developer

The SMASH! IT department is responsible for a range of internal software systems and services that support a wide range of the organisation's activities from the website through to ticketing and on-the-day administration. Many of the systems that help make SMASH! the great success it is have been developed in-house and we continue to streamline existing processes and develop new web-based and client-side solutions to emerging needs.

This role involves ongoing work and coordination with other team members throughout the year. If you're an enthusiastic Web or Application developer and want to assist in this important aspect of running the convention, please read on and apply!

System Administrator

The SMASH! IT department is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure for the conventions's web presence, internal systems, and organising and maintaining redundant on-the-day network services.

This role involves ongoing work and coordination with other team members throughout the year. If you're a Linux Guru or experienced System Administrator wanting to assist in this important aspect of running the convention, you are encouraged to apply.

Art Head Coordinator

We are looking for an Art Head Coordinator to join the Programming team within the SMASH! family. The Art Head Coordinator is responsible for leading administrative and management tasks within the Art Department, including the coordination of all art related events, administering deadlines, and working with the Programming Director.

If you believe that you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2017, apply now!

Director of People Services (HR Director)

The Department of People Services (HR Department) is in charge of managing all the volunteers at SMASH! – from the Crew to the Staff. From managing all aspects of crew and staff volunteers, the Director is the main point of contact for all individuals assisting with SMASH in a crew and staff capacity.

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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, apply now!

Financial Officers

We are looking for Financial Officers to join the Treasury Department of the SMASH! Family. Financial Officers are responsible for assisting the Treasurer in managing all money matters at SMASH!, and provides the financial backbone for the organisation. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, willing to learn, and has knowledge of basic accounting skills.

If you believe you have all the skills, knowledge and attributes to be a part of SMASH! 2017, apply now!

Design Director

We are seeking a talented designer (with a keen eye) and leader to head our Design Department for 2017 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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, apply now!

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! 2017 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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, 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! 2017, apply now!