With Blogtacular set to grow in 2016 we are looking to expand our team.
Each year at our conference the day runs smoothly thanks to our volunteers. We are lucky to have a core team who, along with our operations manager Tabara, have been with us since the start. Their feedback and hard work has helped to make Blogtacular an incredible experience for everyone who attends, sponsors and speaks.
This year our volunteer operations team will expand to include two or three new members and for the first time we’re opening it up to you. This is not a pass to a free ticket, you may not be stationed in a workshop space. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in running an in person event and we will always write references if asked.
We vary the work throughout the day, we start off early setting up the event and you could be creating photo backdrops, supporting stand building or handing out the coffees – we’re going to need them! During the day we operate the front desk, support the sponsors on site, ensure attendees are able to find their way around, support workshop hosts and everything else that comes with being the oil in the machine. At the end of the day we have a rapid break down and goody bag duty. Where possible we switch roles so that you won’t be stuck in one place for the whole day. Tea and coffee are on tap, a light breakfast and lunch are provided. And yes, you get a goody bag and invited to all socials happening outside of the conference.
In addition to our operations team we are looking for three confident workshop hosts to manage each room for the day.
You will manage the workshop spaces, ensure that any equipment is set up and cleared away before and after each session, liaise with the AV, event & operations teams. You will also be the person on the mic, yes, you will be introducing each speaker, handling the roving mic for the Q&A, thanking speakers and giving information at the end of sessions where necessary. This is a great role to take if you are interested to dip your toe into speaking as you get the experience of being in front of an audience without having to prepare a whole talk.
As a volunteer you’ll need to be able to travel to the venue in London on Saturday 18th June at 6am (told you we’d need coffee) and stick around until 6:30pm. We run a tight team so if there’s a possibility you might have something else on that weekend maybe wait until next year.
Apply – Send an email to hello at blogtacular.com with the subject: Volunteer Me! Tell us a bit about yourself and which role you see yourself fitting into. We will be replying to applications and filling positions in February 2016.
We are on the hunt for vibrant writers who have a great knowledge of blogging and social media to join our team. Our blog is a mix of conference news and well researched, useful posts which help our community make their blog dreams come true. We are looking for a person who can take direction from the blog editor and deliver two posts per week based on an editorial calendar. It may be that a team of regular contributors is the solution which works best and we are open to ideas and one off guest post pitches.
We have a small budget to work with to deliver this project and there are perks that come with working for Blogtacular.
Apply – If you are interested in getting involved with our blog please drop us a line at hello at blogtacular.com with the subject Press Gang (so you get picked up by the right filter) and tell us why you are the best person for the job.