Taking all applications for staff positions for Southwest Love Fest 2023!! You can apply for as many positions as you like.
What We Look For
-Individuals who are aligned with the mission of SWLF to grow inclusive community
-Reliable communication (okay to have neurodiverse ways of reliably communicating)
-Be able to follow through on deadlines (we will collaborate on setting interim deadlines to make it easy)
-Someone with time & capacity to work prior to SLWF, attend the entire weekend, plus any followup duties
-Diverse representation based on race, ableness, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc
-Folks who are excited to co-create and promote SWLF!
-A free conference pass
-An additional free conference pass for a person of their choice
-Hotel room at the conference
-One profit share (estimated to be around $200+)*
-Marginalized staff members are paid a slightly higher profit share as a micro-reparation
Below are all of the staff position descriptions, scroll down for the application button at the bottom of the page.
Organizes all volunteer outreach of volunteer positions needed as well as set up & coordinate volunteer shifts. Is on call during the conference for any volunteer needs and fills in for any unfulfilled shifts. Seeking an extroverted cat wrangler!
Grant & Donor Coordinator
Looks for grants, sponsors and donors in line with the mission of Southwest Love Fest to provide funding for greater sliding scale accessibility & increased services to attendees such as ASL interpreters and childcare. Create sponsorship packages to provide for donors. Main point of contact for donors & sponsors. Coordinate and set up any info boards or other donor/sponsor provisions at the conference. Seeking that money magnet!
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Coordinate outreach to national or international non-monogamy groups and organizations to increase visibility to possible speakers & attendees for SWLF. Seeking the person with the most connected polycule ever!
Social Activities Coordinator
Create fun and inclusive social experiences throughout the conference (day and/or night). Examples ideas are flirt board, pool party, board game night, poly bingo, speed dating, kissing booth, photo booth, scavenger hunt, and cuddle puddle. Also think created spaces like introvert/chill space, QTPOC safe space, open art area, etc. Can coordinate with entertainment coordinator or art coordinator for combined experiences. Seeking the flamboyant social butterfly!
Create evening entertainment for Friday and/or Saturday of the conference. In the past we have done variety shows and a dance party with DJ's. Though not limited to just these events! Can work with the social activities coordinator or art coordinator for combined events. Seeking the person behind the curtain!
Vendor & Food Truck Coordinator
Books food trucks and acts as the food truck point of contact. Food trucks will be there at mealtimes for Friday & Saturday. Also, coordinates all vendors, set up vendor area, is point of contact for vendor needs, collect vendor fees and is on site during the Vendor Marketplace hours, including set up & breakdown. The Marketplace hours are lunch and dinner on Saturday of the conference. Seeking an organized foodie & pop-up shop enthusiast!
Tech & A/V Lead
Responsible for coordinating all audio visual or other tech needs for the workshops/events. Will need to make sure all necessary equipment is purchased or rented at least a month out from the conference. The conference automatically provides a microphone & speaker, projector & projector screen for each workshop. Will be on call during the entire conference for any tech or a/v issues that arise, particularly checking in before the start of workshops. (e.g. making sure laptops can hook up to the projectors, troubleshooting Powerpoint/Google Slides/Keynote issues). You will have a volunteer assistant or two helping you check in with workshop set-ups. Seeking trusty sexy geek robot!
Organize & set up art gallery area. This could include: attendee art, art related to the subject of non-monogamy, art of prominent non-monogamous artists, live art, interactive art, etc. Main point of contact for artists and needs related to the art gallery area. Will need to arrange with venue and artists how art can be displayed and/or any equipment needed (e.g. easel stands). Artists will be able to sell their art if they like. Will need to be on-site during gallery set-up and on call or any issues that arise during conference. Seeking artsy gallery manager extraordinaire!
*So how do we do that profit share math? SWLF reserves 40% of their budget to pay staff members & speakers. SWLF pays one profit share of that 40% of the budget per workshop and per staff position. The specific amount for a profit share is based on how much money is brought in by ticket sales & fundraising divided by the number of workshops + the 8 staff positions.