Cultural Liaison

Organization Details
Organization Name: Ai-Kon
Address: 703-177 Lombard Ave
7th Floor
Winnipeg MB  R3B 0W5
Website: http://www.ai-kon.org
Organizational Description: Ai-Kon is a registered non-profit organization that hosts Manitoba's premier and largest anime convention. It is also one of the largest conventions of its kind in Western Canada.

Our main event entails a three day celebration of video gaming, animation, and Japanese culture held annually at the Winnipeg RBC Convention Centre. We also hold a 1 day convention in February, Winterfest, with all the excitement and main events into 12 hours.

The convention is a family friendly event suitable to all ages.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Coordinates outreach activities with JCAM, cultural groups and Canadian Japanese Consulate acts as organizations official liaison
Responsible for coordinating with JCAM counterpart in room promotion, signage, supplies, a/v requirements, layout
Works with JCAM and Canadian Japanese Consulate in attempt to acquire cultural guests
Obtains, tracks and assigns badges for JCAM volunteers and exhibitors
Assists with loading and tear down of room and arrange transporting of cultural items to venue.
Manages JCAM page on website on ai-kon.org
Responsible for coordinating with JCAM counterpart to create a schedule of programming.
Directs all JCAM schedule requirements to applicable programming staff members.
At the convention oversees room activity and ai-kon volunteers.
Responsible for scheduling any 'in room' ai-kon volunteers to assist with JCAM room programming.
Skills Required: Has a background or experience with JCAM organization in Winnipeg
Strong writing skills are a requirement.
Previous sales, public relations, marketing or external outreach experiences an asset.
Strong time management and communication skills.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Building portfolio experience in corporate relations, marketing, and customer service.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Typically occur on Sundays in the afternoon. Typically the committee meeting schedule is as follows: September to December - Once a month December to June - Twice a month June to July - Every week Event Dates Winterfest: February 22, 2020 Ai-Kon: July 24-26, 2019
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: ai-kon.org/information/getting-involved/staff-applications/
Closing Date: Aug 30, 2019