Hal-Con’s Board of Directors

Hal-Con is a non-profit organization managed and organized by a Board of Directors. These dedicated individuals work together to make high-level decisions about the organization and the areas that fall under their purview. As well as attending to the above items, they are also expected to:

– Attend monthly board meetings
– Vote on important matters and maintain the organization’s by-laws and policies
– Tend to matters throughout the year over email and phone
– Manage teams that fall under their purview

Ongoing Board Recruitment

Director of Finance

Do you have experience managing finances and planning budgets? Well Hal-Con is looking for a new Director of Finance and we would love to have you as a part of our team! As a board member you would have all of the duties listed above; in addition the Director of Finance is responsible for leading the annual budget process, reviewing funding applications, overseeing ticket pricing and the allocation of giveaways among other things. Experience with Quickbooks, ability to work under pressure, and excellent communication skills are an asset. If this sounds like a good fit for you we would love to hear from you! To learn more about the role please see the role description below.

Role Description – Director of Finance 2022

Hal-Con’s Volunteer Committee

Hal-Con is run by a team of awesome people who contribute their time and skills year-round to help run the biggest sci-fi and comic convention in Atlantic Canada. Nearly 50 people work on producing Hal-Con. The whole organization is almost 100% volunteer run and most of the committee stay for a few years. It’s no easy gig, but we do our best to make it a fun experience. We have several postings available and invite you to apply.

Time commitment:
– Quarterly meetings for entire committee
– Monthly or semi-monthly meetings with your team
– Average 10-12 hours per month
– Expectation of volunteering during the convention

– Admission to the convention
– Opportunity to peek behind the curtain
– Not-Quite-Monthly “mandatory” fun outings!
– Free or discount admission to year-round public and private events
– Opportunity for resume building, learning new skills, and making new friends
– Free (and pretty nice) committee volunteer shirt
– More warm fuzzies than you can handle

Ongoing Committee Recruitment

Merchandise Coordinator

You can rep your love of Hal-Con from head to toe thanks to the awesome contributions of our Merchandise Coordinator! That’s right, our own committee is the sole creative force behind all our merch. If you’ve ever bought anything with our name or mascot Nelson on it, it’s thanks to them! The Merchandise Coordinator works in part with our Design Team to create merch designs and our Finance Team on pricing and budget. They are also in-charge of managing our online store year-round as well as the merch booth during the convention, which includes ordering stock. You’ll have a team of volunteers working with you during the convention and having good money management skills is an asset. To learn more about the role please see the role description below.

Role Description – Merch Coordinator 2022

Vendor Team – Coordinator

One of the core elements of Hal-con’s culture is the vendor floor; taking in all of the talented fan artists and nerdy crafters, walking the bustling isles geeking out over your favourite fandoms, and spending more money than you probably intended. None of it would be possible without the Vendor Team! Do you want to be a part of bringing together artists, crafters and small businesses of all types? Well, the Vendor Team is recruiting! As a Coordinator you will be an integral part of making Hal-con’s vendor floor awesome by working with the rest of the Vendor Team in the planning and management of the vendor floor. To learn more about the role please see the role description below.

Role Description – Vendor Coordinator 2022

Sponsor Team – Coordinator

Hal-Con wouldn’t be the biggest, geekiest convention in Atlantic Canada without the support of its sponsors. It’s the Sponsor Team that helps make all our fandom dreams become a reality. Be part of the team that is responsible for seeking out and facilitating sponsorship opportunities! As a member of the Sponsor Team you will assist in the application of grants, sponsorship proposals, and preparing sponsor packages. So if you have great communication skills and are comfortable working on the phone we’d love to welcome you to the team! To learn more about the role please see the role description below.

Role Description – Sponsorship Coordinator 2022

Communications Team – Various

The Communications Team is looking to expand! The Communications Team is responsible for the overall visual style and presentation of the convention, they are the voice of our internal and external communications. We are currently recruiting for various roles within the team, so if you have skills in graphic design and print media, UI/UX and WordPress, social media management, or have experience in the development and execution of marketing strategies across various medias we would love to have you as a part of our team! To learn more about the individual roles please see the role descriptions below.

Role Description – Design Coordinator 2022

Role Description – Web Team 2022

Role Description – Social Media Manager 2022

Operations Team – Coordinator

Hal-Con’s Operations Team is looking for a new Coordinator! Our Operations Team works behind the scenes during and before the convention to make sure the convention keeps running as smoothly as possible. They are the glue that brings all the other teams together into one awesome event! As Operations Coordinator you would be working not only with other members of the Operations Team but also many other teams crucial in the planning of Hal-Con every single year: Vendors, Programming, Tech, Sponsor, etc. If you are someone with skills in CAD/Photoshop, have creative problem solving skills, and the ability to take initiative we think you’d be a great fit for the team! To learn more about the role please see the role description below.

Role Description – Operations Coordinator 2022

If you have any questions about specific postings, please email the contact listed on that posting for more information. Or, email for general inquiries.