Join our Strike Force team!
Are you reasonably fit?
Do you like putting things in vans and taking them out again?
Do you like wearing high visibility clothing?
Do you want to help the convention whilst still having time to relax during it?
Are you available to help from Thursday 26th May to Wednesday 1st June?
If the answer to all of these questions is yes, you may be just the person we’re looking for!
Falling within the realm of Support Services for the convention, Strike Force is primarily responsible for loading and unloading convention equipment at our storage locations and the venue and assisting other teams with the initial setup of the event spaces. As such, the majority of our work takes place before Opening Ceremonies and after Closing Ceremonies, leaving the rest of the convention free for you to relax.
We’ll provide the high visibility vests and gloves, but you’ll need to provide your own sturdy shoes or boots (safety toe caps are optional but highly recommended) and be reasonably fit. It’s not like competing in a marathon, but you will be on your feet for most of the day and some of the equipment has a mass exceeding 20kg, though we ensure at least two members of the team are involved in lifting the heavier items.
For your first year you’ll be a volunteer on the team, which gives us a chance to see how well you work with the rest of the staff and crew and gives you a chance to see if you enjoy helping out in the department you’ve offered to assist. If all goes well, you might be asked to join up to crew level for the following year.
If you’re interested in joining the team, fill out the application form and make sure to enter “Setup & Teardown Staff” in the “For which role would you like to be considered?” box.