Web Application Development

We are looking for developers with skills in one or more of php, javascript, HTML, CSS, mySQL, jQuery, jQueryUI, Bootstrap, and XSL to help enhance Zambia, the web application used by Arisia and other cons for scheduling.

The work is open-ended and all pre-con.

Program Division Technical Support

We are looking for one or more people to help with supporting Zambia, the web application used for scheduling Arisia. We need help with documentation, training, answering users' support questions, and gathering & prioritizing requirements for usability improvements. This is an ongoing and open-ended need. We are happy to have someone help with any piece of this need they are able to carve out.

The training is mostly early fall and the support is mostly all fall. The other work is open-ended and any time.

Art Show Builders

Use a wrench, follow plans, assemble an Art Show and tear it down again. This job takes place Thursday and Sunday or Monday.

Teen Lounge Volunteers

Teens making sure that other teens have fun at Arisia, to work two or three hours a day in the teen lounge. Enforce the teen lounge rules and keep the atmosphere right. You must be between the ages of 13 and 20.

Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attendees

Pre-con, this job includes reaching out to the ASL program at Northeastern, to see if we can get student interpreters, and reaching out to the Deaf community so they know what we have to offer. I will help with hiring of ASL interpreters and a Cart Provider, and well as making sure they get paid.
At con, follow through to make sure things go as planned, and ASL and CART providers have the infomation they need. A fuller description and more discussion can be had by emailing

Access Setup

Access Service needs help setting up- specifically, help hanging PSA posters, taping out spaces for wheelchairs. This is a moderately physical job in that it requires some kneeling on the floor to hold tape down.

Quiet Room Staff Head

This is an at-con job, with a little Pre-con work (recruiting volunteers).

Arisia has set aside space for a quiet room, a place for people to take a break from the convention, the lights and noise. It will be open during the day (10am to 9 pm or so) and to prevent abuse, it needs to be staffed. It also needs to be opened in the am, closed down at night and possibly have someone call housekeeping to tidy or replenish the water setup.

Ops Desk Volunteers

This person will staff the Ops Desk, providing information and things like blue tape for convention staffers. Must be able to answer phone and take notes. Ability to use a computer and printer desired.

This job is at-con only, in short shifts (between 2 and 4 hours long). We'll train!

At Con Registration Volunteer

Do you want a place to sit on Friday afternoon? Can you be helpful and friendly?

Arisia Registration needs to get 3,000 people through the front doors as quickly and happily as possible Friday afternoon and evening. If you can use a computer and be a welcoming face for attendees, we'd love your help! While not physically demanding, the pace is very fast and requires mental and emotional energy and resilience.

At Con Registration Staff

Do you want to welcome everyone to Arisia? Are you calm under pressure as well as friendly?

At Con Registration Staff need to be able to use a computer well (search, point and click), follow written procedures, maintain a happy, helpful presence in the face of thousands of attendees, and handle money and credit card machines accurately. The work is not physically demanding, but requires a lot of mental and social engagement with few breaks.


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