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  1. Role Purpose: IRT Rules Enforcement shifts consist of roaming the convention grounds, responding to incidents, looking for rules violations, making sure that IRT is nearby if attendees need them, and helping attendees. They are also responsible for some more direct policy enforcement, such as making sure the elevators in the Hyatt are not overloaded. The Rules Enforcement sub-department has options for the hotel (days, mids, nights), as well as an option for the Exhibit Hall. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols hotel area Elevator monitoring Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  2. Role Purpose: IRT Special Events is responsible for crowd control and rules enforcement inside ACen’s largest and loudest events, such as the Soap Bubble. They ensure that IRT has a presence inside these events and that everyone in them is safe. They are also responsible for making sure no-one who is not authorized goes into the events and the surrounding back hallways. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols inside Main Programming areas and back hallways of their areas Maintain safety of attendees and hotel property Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability speak loudly without yelling. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. Ability to work in dark areas with strobe lights and loud music for prolonged amounts of time If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  3. Role Purpose: IRT Administration is responsible for maintaining the Pen, keeping track of IRT’s supplies, checking in and out equipment such as vests and radios, running op check-in and check-out at the beginning and end of the convention, and collecting and checking paperwork. Though working in Administration is not the most glamorous job on IRT, it is one of the most important. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Databasing incident reports as they are collected Maintain the Pen Check-In and Check-Out supplies/Track inventory Track staff at event/Track staff paperwork Log major incidents/outcomes in the registration database Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. High level of organizational skills Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to thisposition at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does notprescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  4. Role Purpose: IRT Dispatch directs information flow and communications for the department, and keeps track of all of the activities IRT is engaged in on the floor. Commanders work with the dispatchers assigned to their shifts or teams to make sure there is adequate coverage in their areas, and dispatchers are responsible for directing ops and teams, supplying information to ops, and managing their rotations and breaks. Duties: Monitor and track radio traffic via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Logs incidents with detail Communicate op assignments and rotations Communicate with upper management for elevated situations Log major incidents/outcomes in the registration database Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. Ability to work in dark areas for prolonged amounts of time Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  5. Role Purpose: To act as a point of contact in assisting attendees in enjoying the convention by identifying and aiding with accessibility concerns. Duties: Document, process, and guide attendees in receiving specialty badges. Acts as guide and information point of contact to attendees. Aids attendees with accessibility concerns. Greets and reaches out to attendees with accessibility concerns. Process attendees payments for badges. Monitors and responds to radio communications Responsible for maintaining the order in line at our booths. Other duties as assigned Skills/Pre-Requisites: Active Listening and Observation Skills Bookkeeping Skills Discretion Handle Cash Transactions Detail Oriented Fluent in ASL (preferred) If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Event Accessibility Services or EAS' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  6. Role Purpose: IRT Line Control ops are responsible for managing lines for large events all around the convention such as those outside the Grand Ballroom and the Rosemont Ballroom. For many attendees, Line Control ops will be the most frequent kind of IRT ops they interact with. Duties: Monitor and report to dispatch via team/radio communication Documents and records incidents as needed Responds to and reacts appropriately to situations as they arise Directly interacts with attendees to answer questions and help. Patrols line areas Maintain orderly lines in high traffic area Badging and ID checks into Main Programming events Further duties as assigned by IRT Management Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service Skills Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work as a team in a regimented structure. Active listening and monitoring skills. Ability to communicate via radio. Ability speak loudly without yelling. Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'IRT' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  7. Pre-Convention Registration (Full Weekend Access) Sep. 1 – Oct. 1 Oct 2. – Jan. 1 Jan. 2 – Apr. 1 Apr.2 – May 14. May 15 – May 19 Toddler (Ages 0-5) Free* Free* Free* Free* Free* Child (Ages 6-12) $10 $10 $10 $15 $15 Adult (Ages 13+) $48 $53 $58 $70 $70 * A maximum of 2 free toddler memberships can be provided for each paying adult. Membership Badge Mailing Attendee memberships that are fully paid by April 1, 2019 are eligible for badge mailing at an additional $2 per membership badge. Mailing is only available for purchase until April 1, 2019. All other membership purchases will be available for pickup with photo ID during the convention at a Will Call station in the Registration Hall. Membership badges will be mailed in early April, so keep an eye on the website for announcements.
  8. Role Purpose: The Guest Logistics department provides support and assistance to guests of honor as it relates to the convention. Duties: Assisting with transportation for Guest of Honor Arranging for travel for Guest of Honor for excursions Via a transportation service or directly driving yourself Assisting with airport pickups and departures for Guests of Honor Assisting with planning excursions for Guest of Honor Coordinating outings with Guest Assistants department Looking up venues and related information in the area for excursions as needed Making reservations for excursions Providing information services for the Guest Relations section Assist with keeping track of Guest of Honor location during the convention Assist with answering radio calls for the Guest Relations section providing information as needed regarding Guest of Honor activities Assisting with other tasks as needed Skills/Prerequisites: Meet the requirements for volunteering at ACen Ability to be able to drive strongly preferred Have a valid drivers license and good driving record Availability Thursday Morning through Sunday afternoon Availability Monday morning preferred but not required Ability to work long hours (lots of walking) Professionalism and ability to stay organized while multi-tasking Prior convention experience and knowledge a plus but not required If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Guest Logistics' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  9. Role Purpose: Guest Assistant Interpreters provide support and assistance to Guests of Honor as it relates to the convention Duties: Coordinating communication and necessary translation tasks for Guests of Honor during the convention (Japanese to English/English to Japanese) Planning and assisting with guest-related events while coordinating with other departments as needed Assisting in managing travel arrangements Going out on social outings Wearing business casual attire Assisting with other tasks as needed Skills/Prerequisites: Eligible to volunteer at ACen (See Volunteer Staff Requirements at (http://www.acen.org/about-us/volunteer/) Fluent, formal (teineigo) Japanese speaking skill Ability to interpret and translate English into Japanese and Japanese into English Availability Thursday through Sunday of the event Availability to also work Monday morning a plus but not required Ability to work long hours and walk and stand for extended amounts of time High level of professionalism Customer service experience Ability to stay organized while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment Excellent verbal communication skills Prior convention experience and knowledge a plus but not required Knowledge of anime industry-related Japanese a plus but not required If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Guest Relations Assistants' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  10. Role Purpose: Provide guidance and support to departments within the Sales Section during the annual Anime Central planning year and event. Duties: Develop contacts with advertising partners as well as implement advertising strategy and execute agreements Assist sales departments on inventory management, staff hiring, scheduling, and SOPs Work with the sales team to ensure operational and customer service excellence Coordinate with department managers to ensure deadlines are being met Track Sales Section purchases and budget utilization to ensure department spend is within budget Assist the Senior Sales Manager with supervising event operations and improving operational efficacy Skills/Prerequisites: Prioritize important matters and attended to quickly Strong time management and organizational skills Leadership Experience Inventory or Budget Management experience a plus Appreciation of Disney Sing-a-Longs Requirements: Sales, marketing, or retail experience a plus Assistants must have at least one (1) year of current volunteer staff experience in the Midwest Animation Promotion Society. To Apply Submit resume and cover letter to sales-sectionchief@acen.org and vss@mapsevents.org by 10/15/2018 Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  11. Role Purpose: Develop and drive department initiatives of the convention for Artists and Retailers. Lead efforts to develop and maintain relationships with new and existing exhibiting partners in support of department and organizational needs. Duties: Respond to Emails within 48 Hours Keep un-archived Emails below 50. Accurately answer emails from Artists, Retailers, and organization committees to the best of your ability while seeking knowledge for unknown answers from Department Manager. Attract potential staff to the Department that have talents beneficial to the Department's success. Perform "Well-Checks" on Retailers, Artists, and Volunteer Staff to audit current operations. Ability to learn operational policy and knowledge to full fill manager on duty activities Work and coach staff so that they meet their responsibilities and assist the primary event fulfilling all associated functions Support department hiring needs pre event. Use, respond, answer to Radio Calls during the event. Take initiative to recommend updates to department policies and functions throughout the year. Skills/Prerequisites: Customer Service and Conflict Resolution skills Problem Solving and Documentation Basic Math and Language Comprehension skills Ability to commit to pre and post event responsibilities in addition to at event responsibilities Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. To Apply Submit resume and cover letter to exhibitspace@acen.org and vss@mapsevents.org Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  12. Role Purpose: Main Events Team Members are responsible for overseeing activities and events within the Main Events programming space and coordinating with other departments as necessary. Duties: Act in a Professional manner and present a Courteous and Polite demeanor. Maintain calm during stressful and chaotic situations. General knowledge of the Convention in support of the attendee experience. Crowd Control Management: maintain current headcounts; assist with seating and backstage operations; and check IDs for 18+ Main Events. Maintain communication with the Main Events Manager & Assistant Managers. Refresh schedules and documents as needed internally and with outside departments. Assist attendees and other staff and escalate issues to the appropriate department/level. Report on time for all scheduled shifts and remain on duty until relieved. Execute department initiatives and other duties as assigned by the Department Manager. Skills/Prerequisites: Convention staffing experience preferred, but not required. Ninja training a bonus! Theater, technical stage crew, or stage management highly preferred, but willing to train. Requirements: Attendance at training events prior to/at the convention and at least one set of Crew Blacks. Departmental Meeting directly following the last all staff meeting at the Hyatt. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Main Events' as the department you are interested in. Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.
  13. Registration for Anime Central 2019 opens on September 1st, 2018!
  14. Reservations open at 12:00 PM Central 8/31/2018 and will be sent out on the website and via Twitter, Facebook, and newsletter. About Discover our iconic Chicago airport hotel with cutting-edge design, innovative spaces and stylish guestrooms and suites. Experience the convenience of staying at our hotel near O’Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago and shopping destinations, like the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. If you’re visiting for a convention, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is conveniently connected to our hotel via the covered skywalk. Hyatt Regency O’Hare9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2019 room rates Double Bed RoomSingle Occupancy: $219.00Double Occupancy: $219.00Triple Occupancy: $219.00Quadruple Occupancy: $219.00 King Bed RoomSingle Occupancy: $204.00Double Occupancy: $204.00Triple Occupancy: $204.00Quadruple Occupancy: $204.00 Parking: $ 20.00 per day Parking at the Hyatt is reserved for guests staying at the Hyatt. Parking for hotel guests is currently limited to one (1) car per guest room. If a carpool is possible, it is recommended.
  15. Reservations open at 12:00 PM Central 8/31/2018 and will be sent out on the website and via Twitter, Facebook, and newsletter. About Enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on arrival in the inviting lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont. This Chicago O’Hare hotel is located across from the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center and only a five minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the airport 24-hours a day. Contact the reception desk for shuttle times. DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont5460 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2019 room rates: Double rooms Single Occupancy: $216.00Double Occupancy: $216.00Triple Occupancy: $226.00Quadruple Occupancy: $236.00 King rooms Single Occupancy: $201.00Double Occupancy: $201.00Triple Occupancy: $211.00Quadruple Occupancy: $221.00 Parking: $26.00 per day Parking at the DoubleTree Hotel is reserved for guests staying at the DoubleTree Hotel.
  16. E Reservations open at 12:00 PM Central 8/31/2018 and will be sent out on the website and via Twitter, Facebook, and newsletter. About Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center. Our full-service Rosemont, Illinois hotel delivers newly renovated upscale guest rooms and suites, attentive service and a variety of amenities. Our Hotel at A Glance:503 luxury rooms and 32 spacious suites55,000 square feet+ of VIP meeting space.Exclusive Onsite dining includes; Chicago Fire Oven Pizza or grab a quick bite from, “On The Fly”, serving STARBUCKS coffee.Complimentary upgraded Wi-Fi in every guest room and in all public spacesPremium high speed available ( fee)Great Service from our devoted staff, ” The way service should be done”. Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare5540 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2019 room rates King with Sofa Bed Nonsmoking Single/Double Occupancy: $203.00 Double Queen Bed Room: $210.00 Parking: Discounted parking rate $17.00 Overnight with in/out privileges Parking is on a first come first serve basis. The hotel does not guarantee parking
  17. Reservations open at 12:00 PM Central 8/31/2018 and will be sent out on the website and via Twitter, Facebook, and newsletter. About Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont completed an $11 million renovation, including guest suites as of April 1, 2017. Located across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, our contemporary hotel is designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with stained glass windows, wooden accents and skylights. The hotel is 1.5 miles from O’Hare Airport with a complimentary 24-hour shuttle (contact the hotel for shuttle times). We’re located two blocks from the Rosemont Blue Line CTA station, taking you to downtown Chicago, Illinois, for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options. Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont5500 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018 ACen 2019 Room Rates Double bed room Single Occupancy: $269.00Double Occupancy: $269.00Triple Occupancy: $279.00Quadruple Occupancy: $289.00 King bed room Single Occupancy: $229.00Double Occupancy: $229.00Triple Occupancy: $239.00Quadruple Occupancy: $249.00 Parking: $26.00 per day Parking at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare is reserved for guests staying at the Embassy Suites Rosemont O’Hare .
  18. Anime Central 2019 is coming your way May 17th-19th, 2019! We hope to see you there!
  19. We were very excited to see Children’s Programming have such an amazing reception in 2017! From the craft panels to the Children’s Costume Parade, we had a lot of new experiences and even more fun! We are very excited to continue growing our programming for the younger generation of fans that join us each year. For the 2018 convention we want to bring an even wider variety of programming for our 14 and under attendees. The Children’s Costume Parade a hit yet again and will be back again as well with Kit to lead the way! If you have an idea for something that you feel our 14 and under crowd would enjoy learning about Japan or Anime please submit your ideas through our Panel Application and make sure to indicate that it’s a Children’s Programming panel! If you would like to host a Children’s panel but are struggling to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here; Japanese Children’s Games Japanese Language For Kids Japanese Art Project History of Japan for Kids Flora/Fauna of Japan Children’s Stories from Japan CosPlay Tutorials for Kids
  20. Panels are open for 2018

    Our 20th anniversary saw another amazing line up of panels for attendees to enjoy. From Kit’s Birthday and Pokémon Bingo in the Children’s Programming Room to archery, cosplay and writing tips for all ages to all sorts of late night entertainment for our 18 and over crowd! Please submit your ideas for ACen 2018! We are always looking to increase our educational panels offerings. If you want to run a panel but are struggling to come up with an idea, please consider one of the topics listed here; Japanese – Spoken Japanese – Written Art in Japan Gaming Trends in Japan vs US Flora/Fauna of Japan History of Japan (overall or a specific time period, event or individual) Popular Music in Japan Popular Films in Japan https://www.acen.org/programming/panel-programming/
  21. Pre-Registration for the 2018 Anime Central Masquerade is now open! This is your chance to showcase your cosplay mastery on the main stage of the Midwest’s largest anime convention! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the show! https://www.acen.org/pre-registration-for-the-2018-anime-central-masquerade-is-now-open/
  22. Roommate Zone Rules

    Hello to all of you looking for Roommates for Anime Central. The following are the rules for this forum. Breaking these rules can result in a Three (3) Day Suspension and/or your topic/post being deleted. If you post breaks any of our hotel agreements we will also turn your name over to the venue in question. *Anime Central is not responsible for intervening in roommate issues. Rules -You must be at least 18 to post a thread or reply in this forum. Anything underage will result in topic/post deletion and possibly a warning. -No posting of underage drinking - you must be 21 to consume alcohol. -This is not a hook up area. Any insinuation of anything other than barter or money for bed space will result in post deletion and possible warning. -Maximum of 4 people per hotel room. Hyatt suites each room counts for having 4 people [two room suite = 8 people]. Over that is breaking not only hotel rules but the fire code as well, which is against the law. -Do not breech the Fire Code, if you exceed the allotted amount of people per room the hotel has permission to do what they wish on handling the situation. If you have any questions, please let us know.
  23. Forums FAQ

    1. I registered for the forums but I keep getting error messages about "not being to perform this action". What gives? A: Send an e-mail to forums@ACen.org with your username and I will look into it for you. 2. I'm using my ACen Registration account name to log in here, it won't work, why? A: Your ACen registration account does not sync automatically to create a forum account; you need to create a forum account here : https://www.ACen.org...ection=register. Also your forum account does not also automatically sync with a Registration account; if you want to attend the convention you will need to create a ACen Registration account here: http://www.ACen.org/. 3. I am new! I want to make friends on here but I am shy. What do I do? A: Create an introduction thread here http://www.ACen.org/...-introductions/ . Also don't be afraid to private message (PM) users, staff, moderators or admins if you want to chit chat. Most of us are extremely friendly. 4. I asked a question about the convention but I'm being ignored, and I need an answer. What do I do? A: Private message the specific moderator for that subforum and link them to the question. 5. I want to change my forum username. Who handles that? A: An admin on the forums. Email forums@acen.org. 6. I am a staffer (or I just changed departments) and I need my account changed to indicate my new staff status. Who do I talk to to get that changed? A: Email our staffing team with your username and they will send the approvals to update your profile. 7. I cannot see my new profile picture that I uploaded. Did I do something wrong? A: No; refresh your window or clear your cookies you will be able to see it after this. 8. A spammer, I see a spammer! How do I get rid of it? A: There is a report button on every post. Click the report button, fill out the form and watch the moderators duke it out on who vanquishes the spammer first. 9. I understand you can report a forum user. How do I report a ACen staff member or moderator/admin for behavior? A: Private message a forum admin. (Reporting a user will send a message to all of the forum moderators - perhaps even including the person in question, if you are reporting a moderator.) 10. How can I have my topic stickied if I am not a staffer? A: Unless it is a really helpful topic that the moderators don't want to get lost in the shuffle your topic will not be stickied. We want to keep the forums as organized as possible. 11. How do I become a global moderator or moderator? A: Moderators are mainly staffers because they have to know ACen policies and procedures. 12. How does your warning system work? A: We have 5 stages of warnings/penalties: [*]Verbal Warning [*]Second Verbal Warning and/or Temporary Suspension [*]First/Second Temporary Suspension [*]Second/Third Temporary Suspension [*]Permanent Account Ban Depending upon your violation a step or two may be skipped. If you ever feel you are being given an unfair warning please do not hesitate to contact an administrator. Neither staffers nor moderators are above the warning system. 13. A moderator or administrator is doing a super job. Is there a way I can let people know? A. You can email forums@ACen.org 14. I have a question that isn't on here, where do I go? A. Either ask below or PM a moderator.
  24. New Forums!

    The forums have been upgraded by several versions and we hope you will enjoy all the new features!
  25. Ever wanted to be in a Fashion show? Well here’s your chance! GOUK is holding an open call for models. Selected applicants will model in the GOUK fashion show held Saturday afternoon. To enter, please send an email to fashion@jhouserock.com with the following: Two Photos (One headshot, One full body) Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist) A brief statement telling why you want to be apart of the fashion event All applications must be submitted by Monday, MAY 1st 2017
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