Calling all photographers!
Hal-Con is currently looking for a new photography partner for 2023–2024! If you are interested in working with us please see the RFP document linked below for details and information on how to submit your proposal.
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.
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.
– 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
Gaming Team – Various
Our gaming team doesn’t just put together some amazing content for Hal-Con, they work year-round on gaming events throughout the year! The Gaming Team is currently recruiting for various roles across video gaming, board games, TTRPG gaming and community outreach. To learn more about the individual roles please see the role descriptions below.
Role – Gaming RPG Committee Member and D&D Epic Coordinator
Role – Gaming Outreach Coordinator
Role – Board Game Event Coordinator
Guest Team – Guest Logistics Coordinator Assistant
Guests are one of the main appeals that draw Nerds and Geeks alike to Hal-Con year after year. The Guest Team works year-round to bring an excellent variety of talent to Atlantic Canada and if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of that now is your chance! Our stellar Guest Team is looking for an organized and self driven individual to assist with various essential tasks before and during the convention. To learn more about the individual role please see the role descriptions below.
Role – Guest Logistics Coordinator Assistant
Marketing and Communications Team – Various
Putting on a successful convention takes a lot of effort throughout the year. We are looking to expand the team, we have multiple roles we are looking to find the right people for. The Marketing and Communications Team is responsible for the overall visual style and presentation of the convention, they are the voice of our internal and external communications. To learn more about the individual roles please see the role descriptions below.
Role – Social Media Coordinator
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.
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 – Sponsorship Coordinator
Volunteer Team – Coordinator (DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 30th, 2023)
Are you looking to level up your volunteer game? The Volunteer Team is recruiting for a new team member to join us on the grand adventure that is Hal-Con! If you have great stats in Charisma and Constitution we would love to have you apply your skills to our team. And if nothing in that last sentence made sense to you but you have great organization and people skills we still think you’d be a great fit. The Volunteer Team is responsible for recruiting, training and organizing the best volunteers ever. As a Coordinator you will help set the stage for a strong volunteer team which is the keystone to a super successful event. To learn more about the role please see the role description below. More details about becoming a Hal-Con Committee member can be found below.
Role – Volunteer Coordinator (DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 30th, 2023)
IT and Records Management Coordinator
Have you always been inspired by the “guy in the chair,” like Ned from Spiderman or Felicity Smoak from Arrow? Or are you in awe of information management rockstars like Giles from Buffy, or Evelyn “Evie” Carnahan (O’Connell) from the Mummy? This is your chance to live out some of the milder parts of those lives while helping to make Hal-Con a success. We are looking for someone with experience in file and information management, who is also familiar with administrating Google Drive and Workspace. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and be able to collaborate with others. To learn more about the role, please see the role description below.
Role – IT and Records Management Coordinator
If you have any questions about specific postings, please email the contact listed on that posting for more information. Or, email email@example.com for general inquiries.