Event Team Program

It takes a village to make a convention the size of Gen Con possible! Join the ranks of the best and become a member of the Gen Con Event Team.

You provide time, talent, and expertise in exchange for varying levels of compensation and an opportunity to meet people who share similar interests. Who knows, maybe you'll even discover a new appreciation for the show!

Event Team roles are paid positions with benefits based on the amount of time you want to dedicate during the convention. It is open to those at least 18 years of age.

For those who are interested in learning the ins and outs of running a convention and are prepared to work more than 36 hours over the course of the show, apply at the Apprentice or Deputy Levels of our Mentorship Program and work your way up through the ranks!

Interested in joining? Fill out this application to get started, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.


Level One — Apprentice (18-20 Hours)

The first step on your Gen Con Event Team journey is working as an Apprentice! As an Apprentice, you'll cycle through various aspects of the show to observe and learn the ins and outs of different functions and find what matches your experience and interest.

  • Previous knowledge of Gen Con is strongly encouraged.
  • Approximately 20 Apprentice positions are available each year.

Apprentice Benefits

  • A full refund of your 4-Day badge purchase
  • Compensation for hours worked

Click here for descriptions of the areas of the show where apprentices work. Fill out this application by June 4 to be considered for an Apprentice position.


Level Two — Deputy (About 40 Hours)

The next step on your journey is becoming a Deputy. Want to learn how to run an Event HQ? Does fixing malfunctioning computers seem exciting? At this level, you’ll choose an area to specialize in and learn from the Captains there how things work! Deputies are full members of the Gen Con Event Team and must have excellent customer service skills and a willingness to jump in, ask questions, and learn!

  • Deputy positions are invite-only and offered as positions become available.

Deputy Benefits

  • Hotel accommodations to be shared with one other Deputy or Captain
  • Access to the Captain Lounge in the Show Office
  • One complimentary Event Team badge
  • Points accrued to be redeemed for Gen Con Swag donated annually by exhibitors
  • Compensation for hours worked

Click here for descriptions of Deputy and Captain job descriptions. Fill out this application by June 4 to be considered for a Deputy position.


Level Three — Captain (40 Hours)

The highest level in the Event Team is becoming a Captain. At this level, you have deep knowledge of your area of the show and can run it independently with minimal support from Gen Con Staff.

Captains are on-site leaders and must be knowledgeable in their specific areas as well as Gen Con's Show Policies and Event Team Policies. Many Captains come in before the show opens up to help with set-up, sometimes starting as early as Sunday afternoon.

  • Captain positions are invite-only and offered as positions become available.

Captain Benefits

  • Airfare or mileage reimbursement to and from the convention
  • Hotel accommodations to be shared with one other Deputy or Captain
  • Access to the Captain Lounge in the Show Office
  • One Event Team Vest
  • One complimentary Event Team badge
  • Points accrued to be redeemed for Gen Con Swag donated annually by Exhibitors
  • Compensation for hours worked

Click here for descriptions of Deputy and Captain job descriptions.


SUPPORT TEAM

If you’re not interested in the long-term commitment of the Event Team, but would still like to help around the show, please consider being part of the Support Team! As part of this team, you might hand out coupon books, check badges, help with line control, stock program book bins, and so much more!

These positions are recruited and coordinated through our staffing agency, BCforward ([email protected]), and you'll need to commit to a minimum number of hours in shifts in four-hour increments as scheduled.

Please include the following in your initial contact with BCForward:

  • Name
  • State of residence
  • Whether you are a previous employee
  • Contact information

SUPPORT TEAM BENEFITS

  • $10 an hour for hours worked
  • Support Team members do not receive compensation for housing or travel. A 4-Day Badge will be provided by BCForward. Badges will not be available for housing opening. If you need a badge for that or Event Registration please purchase one and Gen Con will refund it 4-6 weeks after the show, once a timecard has been confirmed.

For additional information regarding the Event Team, check out the Event Team Policies or contact the Event Team Manager at [email protected] or 206-385-1967


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