TES Fest Mediation Team (TMT)
TES Fest Mediation Team (TMT) are at event to help facilitate peaceful resolutions of any conflicts, boundary violations, or consent issues that may occur at event. The TMT utilizes nonviolent dispute resolution processes to provide supportive, fair assessments of conflicts, and negotiate conflict resolutions whenever possible. Related work experience is a must and we will inquire as to such. (10 – 15 TMT people needed) Questions regarding volunteering should be directed to TMT@tesfest.org.
This position requires a friendly and a pleasant demeanor. You’ll need to have a basic idea of general layout and event specifics. You will hand out badges, put on wristbands, answer questions, and register new attendees. People that enjoy helping others are prioritized. (25 – 30 customer service people needed)
Dungeon Monitors (DM) – Safety
We need DMs. Our DM’s primary goal is safety within the play spaces and facilitating fun! You will uphold our dungeon rules. All applicants wishing to become a DM will have to attend periodic training prior to the event, which will be announced closer to the date. If you have relevant past experience please let us know. (20 – 30 DM – Safety people needed). Questions regarding volunteering should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. DM Training Materials & Quiz here.
Equipment – FUCK Union Local 1313
This position requires strenuous physical movement. You must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and be comfortable using tools and some power tools. No crafting skill are necessary. This position has specific time requirements, setting up dungeon equipment the day before the event begins and taking it down the day after it ends. You also may be asked to liaison with the Operations department during the event in setting equipment. (12 – 16 FUCK Union people needed)
Event Chairs’ Support Staff
In this position, you will be assigned to assist the event chairs (3) with their duties. This may include general administrative work, running errands, and scheduling. Multitasking skills a must, problem solving skills and taking initiative are a plus! (2 – 4 Event Chairs Support Staff)
We need people that can act as drivers and floaters. You need to be able to navigate local roads and abide by local driving laws. Your main tasks will be to assist various departments as needed and/or help pickups of food and supplies. A valid driver’s license and your own vehicle are required to apply for this position. (2-4 Gophers needed)
This position requires physical movement. You will be part of an integral team setting up for classes, setting up the dungeon for play time, and generally setting up and breaking down different parts of the event throughout the weekend. This may include fulfilling obligations such as setting up teaching tools, setting up audio/visual tech equipment and doing head counts. Must be able to work as part of a team. Problem solving skills a plus! (25 – 30 operations people needed)
The goal of the security group is to maintain order within the event. You must have a clear understanding of rules of the event and uphold them. You may be tasked with checking for badges, monitoring entry points, and helping the Safety & Medical teams with their duties. All applicants wishing to become Security will have to attend training prior to the event. (20 – 30 security people needed)
We need friendly, enthusiastic and creative people to facilitate a variety of special events. Duties may include hosting speed dating, greeting people, filling water balloons for hours, and helping to run a variety of special events. Condom fairies may be necessary. (12 – 16 special events people needed)
This position assists the Vending Team in helping vendors set up and break down, helps with Vendor check-in, and helps resolve issues that arise during the course of the event. Vendor Liaisons must be able to safely lift/push 25lbs. (4 – 6 vending people needed)
Individuals in this position are responsible for managing and coordinating the shifts for all of our volunteers. You will be responsible for resolving conflicts, checking volunteers in, making sure they have what they need available, and helping to create and organize the schedule. Your main responsibility is to ensure that our volunteers are happy and productive. Social skills and reliability are a must and individuals with relevant experience will be prioritized. (4-6 Volunteer Coordinators needed)