Volunteer with IGDA NYC


2017 Call for Volunteers


IGDA NYC is seeking volunteers to help with chapter operations!

 

The chapter relies on its members to function effectively, and we need your help. Volunteering is a great way to make contacts and contribute to the community, and it looks great on a resume. With elections on the way, it's also a good first step toward chapter leadership.

 

If you're looking to get involved but none of these roles seems like the right fit, you can join our volunteer mailing list (http://eepurl.com/bJxTGz) for general calls, or contact us at nyc@igda.org to chat about ways to help. We'd love to hear from you!

Open positions:

  • Jobs Czar
  • Community Managers
  • Contributing Editors, Calendar
  • Assistant Editor, Newsletter
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Photographer

Jobs Czar

 

As Jobs Czar, you'll be responsible for keeping the Jobs and Opportunities board (http://igda.nyc/jobs-and-opportunities/) full and up-to-date. In addition to making posts from leads provided internally, you will also be asked to curate your own independent sources and actively locate new opportunities to share. 

 

This is an ideal position for someone who is currently on the job market and already frequenting job boards and mailing lists for leads. You should be willing and able to commit a small amount of time on a weekly basis to making posts, occasionally contacting posters/employers, and maintaining listings.

Community Managers

 

We're seeking one or multiple community managers to maintain groups, communicate with members, and perform light moderation duties on our Facebook group, Meetup group, and/or Slack team, with the potential to extend to Twitter and member correspondence as well.

 

You must maintain an active presence on the group(s) you manage. The most basic responsibilities are to keep an eye out, respond to member queries, and rapidly alert us to any issues. Beyond that, we would love to have someone who can spark conversation and build community in our online venues. Community management experience and an outgoing personality are a big plus.

 

This is a great, high-visibility role for someone looking to make connections and have a positive impact on the community.

Contributing Editors, Calendar

 

We are seeking editors to contribute event listings to the public NYC Game Dev Google calendar (http://igda.nyc/calendar/). You will be asked to create listings from internal leads, as well as locate and post new events independently from external sources such as Meetup groups or mailing lists, while conforming to calendar posting guidelines.

 

You must be responsive over email to post new events reasonably quickly, and able to devote an hour or two spread out over the month.

 

Are you an event organizer? If you'd like to post your group's own events to the calendar, you could gain exposure and do us a big favor in the process. Contact nyc@igda.org to request calendar access! 

Assistant Editor, Newsletter

 

We're seeking an assistant editor to help produce the monthly IGDA NYC chapter newsletter (http://igda.nyc/newsletter/). The primary responsibilities are editing drafts in Google Docs and compiling information from the calendar, job board, and other sources into the newsletter format. Depending on availability and interest, the role could expand to include communicating with media partners and collecting new sources and content leads.

 

This position requires intermittent availability, with a few hours concentrated in the last week of the month as we assemble each issue.

Event Coordinator

 

We're looking for an events coordinator to assist with event planning and organizing, coordinating with venues, and posting to social media. With experience, the role could also include managing events on Eventbrite and communicating with attendees.

 

Prior event planning experience and familiarity with Eventbrite are a plus. This role would require a high level of responsiveness and a commitment of a few hours spread out over the month.

Event Photographer

 

Pics or it didn't happen!

 

We throw a lot of great events for IGDA NYC, but leave hardly any photographic trace. If you'd like to help us change that, we're looking for a skilled photographer to attend and document a few of our events a year, as well as edit and upload photo albums.

 

In exchange, we'd be happy to add a mention promoting your photography services in our newsletter, and give due credit wherever the photos appear.

To apply for any of the above roles, please fill out the form below (or at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Gb2MuVYV1RNAWjfc2), or contact nyc@igda.org

Seeking volunteer reviewers for Career Clinics


Are you an experienced game dev, media, or tech professional who would like to help others in the community? We’re looking for volunteers to offer one-on-one resume and portfolio reviews, code reviews, mock interviews, and career coaching to attendees at our game development and digital media-focused Career Clinics.

 

We hold Career Clinics annually at the NYC Games & Digital Media Career Fair in the spring, and periodically throughout the year at partner events such as NYU Game Center's Strategy Guide.

 

This is consistently one of the most popular features of our career events, and it makes a big impact. We rely on the generous contributions of our volunteers to be able to offer this valuable service to our community.

 

If you would like to take part, please register using the form below (or at this link).

 

If you know someone else who may be interested in participating, please help us out by spreading the word to your friends and colleagues. Your support helps keep our community strong and is greatly appreciated!

General volunteer list


If you aren't looking for a dedicated role but would still like to pitch in, join our volunteer list using the form below (or at this link) to get notified about short-term volunteer needs such as event staffing or AV help.

 

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