AMV is responsible for all aspects of tne annual anime music video contest.
Art and Publications department is responsible for producing and presenting all graphic media to the public, in other words to provide the “look and feel” of the event. The production department’s sphere of influence includes original art created for the convention, the website, the program book, and other forms of visual and graphical media. The Production department is responsible for setting graphical standards. In addition, the Production department is responsible for archiving media from past years.
A/V Tech is a subset of Main Programming responsible for serving all audio and video equipment needs for the convention, such as projectors, microphones, screens, and other such items
Convention Operations is responsible for ensuring that communication and requests are relayed properly between the departments in the convention. Convention Operations is a point-of-contact for all staff issues, logistics, and requests throughout the event. The function space that Convention Operations occupies is also used for a variety of staff-related functions.
Costume Events is responsible for the various costume contests, shows, and events during the convention.
Customer Service is responsible for being the main hub for information to be provided to attendees before, during, and after the event. Customer Service’s main responsibility is at the event, where several stations are set up so that attendees can get up-to-date information on event changes, answers to general questions, or other attendee-related functions such as lost badges or items. They also are responsible for items outside of the event, including but not limited to answering questions before the convention as well as putting together post-convention feedback items for the attendees.
Exhibit Spaceis responsible for three areas -
- the art show, which is a silent art auction/sales event for anime/manga artists,
- artist’s alley, where artists are provided spaces to sell, advertise, and display their work
- providing an organized place of business for Exhibitors to sell their wares.
The Exhibit Space's Department’s responsibility is to organize and manage this function space and see to the exhibitors needs.
Guest Relations is responsible for providing proper hospitality and treatment to the event’s guests of honor. This includes but is not limtied to assisting in managing travel arrangements, going out on social outings, giving tours, and planning guest-related events. (There is a special application and interview process for this department.)
Incident Response Team (also known as IRT) is responsible for crowd control, lines control, and monitoring compliance with of convention rules at the event, among other duties. (There is a special application and interview process for this department.)
EMRT is tasked to provide first response to issues where medical may be required, and to help identify the need for an ambulance or additional response. (There is a special application and interview process, and a licensure requirement for this department.)
Interpreters are responsible for providing Japanese-to-English translation services for the Japanese guests of honor and the attendees for the duration of the event. This includes event appearances as well as social outings. (There is a special application and interview process for this role.)
Merchandising is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, implementing, and selling Anime Central-exclusive items. The department gathers ideas from both staff and attendees and then finds the most feasible items to market and sell to the convention attendees at the event. Some of the items that the Merchandising department has sold in the past include mugs, t-shirts, license plate holders, bobbleheads, and novelty items such as bars of soap. In addition, the Merchandising department is also responsible for creating the awards given out at
various convention events (such as Masquerade).
Main Programming is responsible for planning and holding all events in the primary programming room of the convention, which hosts some of the most popular and largest events of the convention. These can include shows such as Anime Hell, concerts, and large panels.
Panel Programming is responsible for planning and holding all events in the function spaces other than the primary programming room. These can include shows, events, and smaller workshops or panels.
Registration is responsible for processing all attendee payments, badges, and admission for the event. Registration takes pre-con registration requests as well as those at the event.
Sales is responsible for cross-promotional arrangements with other events, for advertising ACen, for establishing ad sponsor rates, and for working with advertisers who want their information placed in our program guide.
Staff Suite is responsible for Staff Suite, staff housing, and seeing to the needs of our staff during the event.
Tabletop Gaming: involves but is not limited to, pen and paper role-playing games, card and board games, collectible card and miniatures gaming. The staff of the department is responsible for obtaining the equipment and games for the room and the security of that equipment. The staff is also responsible for running tournaments and maintaining order in the Game rooms in general.
Video Gaming: involves, but is not necessarily restricted to console, arcade video games, and LAN gaming. The staff of the department is responsible for obtaining the equipment and games for the room and the security of that equipment. The staff is also responsible for running tournaments and maintaining order in the Game rooms in general.
Video Programming is responsible for planning and holding all events in the function spaces dedicated to visual media - whether that is showing anime, a sentai show, or other such related items.
Volunteers is responsible for coordinating and managing the volunteers that work for the convention - those individuals that are not full staff but who are individuals who earn back their money in admission by working a certain amount of hours for the convention performing various tasks. its presentation, and the logistics around it.
This post has been edited by sisterdiscord: 27 July 2011 - 04:30 PM