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A convention as big as Eurofurence can't simply grow without people committing some of their time and skills to it - people like you. Every now and then we are looking for creative people willing to volunteer, to help us with making Eurofurence the best possible experience for everyone! In case you find yourself addressed by one of the following job-offers, feel free to drop us a line. We will gladly have you aboard.

We can't offer any form of payment, but we're sure that seeing all those happy attendees will be reward enough.


  • Fursuit Support: Team Helper

    The fursuit support team is the friendly crew in the background, who keeps the growing number of fursuiters alive at Eurofurence each year. We’re the ones

    • running the fursuit lounge
    • providing dances and panels with blowers and refreshments
    • planning fursuit excursions and the parade
    • providing service and help with any fursuit related issue

    Being part of the fursuit team is one of the best ways to make sure you get to meet all those fluffballs first hand. Currently the team consists of about 25 volunteers.

    This is our entry level job in the team, and perfect for anyone willing to test the waters of convention teamwork. We will ask you to dedicate about 1 or 2 hours a day to help with refilling the water dispensers and snacks, keeping the lounge clean and occasionally get a few things from A to B. We are working with a fixed pre-negotiated time table, so you can plan your duties around other eventd you don’t want to miss.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please contact @Mystifur on Telegram, or send a a message to the Fursuit Support Team.

  • Fursuit Support: Support Staff

    The fursuit support team is the friendly crew in the background, who keeps the growing number of fursuiters alive at Eurofurence each year. We’re the ones

    • running the fursuit lounge
    • providing dances and panels with blowers and refreshments
    • planning fursuit excursions and the parade
    • providing service and help with any fursuit related issue

    Being part of the fursuit team is one of the best ways to make sure you get to meet all those fluffballs first hand. Currently the team consists of about 25 volunteers.

    The main driving force of the team, and a genuine staff position. You have attended EF a few times and know your way around? Maybe you even worked for the convention before and want to keep being awesome to others in general and fursuiters especially? Much like the helper, your job is to keep the lounge running and equipped, keep an open eye for any medical or social emergencies in the lounge, and assist with fursuit events if needed. You will also be running your timeslot shift as “person in charge” either alone or with a helper.

    You can also specialise on a certain aspect of duties. Purchase preparations, resource management, construction,..

    You may have to dedicate a few more hours during the convention, as we need to fill all timeslots with responsible people. We also need people to help with setup and breakdown on early-day and on dead-dog day, and would love to see you there if any possible.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please contact @Mystifur on Telegram, or send a a message to the Fursuit Support Team.

  • The PawPet Show: Workshop, Art, Postproduction and Stage Helpers

    Join the Team - Eurofurence Pawpet Show.

    Do you like fur, art, puppetry or gimmicky stage tech? Then we have great news for you!
    To achieve even greater goals for the future, the Eurofurence Pawpet Team is looking for enthusiastic people who would like to share their love for the fandom by helping to make one of its biggest events even more awesome.
    The EF Pawpet Show is with 17 years one of the longest running spectacles of the fandom. Every year the team amazes more than 2000 people with emotional adventures, memorable characters and impressive anthropomorphic puppets. Everything you will see at the show is handcrafted and live played by about 50 dedicated team members and amazing volunteers.
    We offer you to join this very team at Eurofurence to apply your individual talents, obtain hands on experience in theatrical production and get to know the people behind “Skies of Astar” and “Keepers of the Light”.

    So, what are you waiting for?
    We are looking for a wide variety of people who:

    • Can use their hands to hold, sew, saw or glue (Workshop)
    • Like to draw fantastic creatures and sceneries from scratch (Art)
    • Have an interest in video and media production (Postproduction)
    • Or get watery eyes by hi-tech stage equipment (Stage)

    You want to help?
    Then send us a note or contact ”@Jyanon” on Telegram.
    For more Information and Questions: Become an active supporter and join us today.
    See you behind the show!

    The EF Pawpet Show Team

    You don’t have the time but still would like to help?
    Than check out our newly created Patreon page and YouTube channel.
    We regularly share insightful updates about the whole PPS production and even publish unique footage about the shows to come.

    Workshop

    A show can seem quite magical, but not without the great people crafting it. Welcome to the Workshop. Everyone in the workshop is providing the show with unique props, backgrounds, clothes, contraptions and additional puppets to enrich everything we got. Remote controlled flickering lights on a grave filled church yard, workshop. A 5-meter-tall dragon to cuddle up with the audience, workshop. A toy gun glued on a black painted stick, workshop. No matter the skills, with you the workshop will provide the tools and passion to create all sorts of sceneries and the means to bring the show to life!

    (You don’t have time at EF? We have several workshop weekends before the show. Join us there and help us create the next great Ortha, Keeper attire or toy gun glued on a stick!)

    Art

    Before one can start to build, there is need for a crafty mind and a good design. From vast backdrops, deep characters and beautiful intermissions, this creative team is flashing out the world of the show. By working together with the director, everyone with a mindset of an artist is setting its mark on how the show will look and feel for everyone involved. From dark medieval societies and anthropomorphic cults to the technical wonders of fluffballs in space. You are interested to create the unreal and display it to thousands of other furriers? Than show your talents with the Art Team.

    Postproduction

    One Show, One Convention, thousands of viewers online. You want to break with us the limitations of just displaying the show only once a year? Than join us to bring it to boundless audience on the world wide web. With access to every camera on and off stage, you would help to make the show available for everyone on the globe and create snip bits to promote the PPS, the team and yourself. Everyone can help who likes to fiddle with audio, putting together the right angles of film or give the videos some touch with postproduction magic.

    Stage

    Lights, metal and a head for heights. The stage team is building everything up that is needed to provide a show for a great audience like the attendees at EF. What started out as a shoebox stage of 3-meter width and 2-meter height, with no technical installation whatsoever, is now a whopping 18-meter wide and 4.5-meter high two-level monster that needs to be tamed. Motorized curtains, individual lifting mechanisms, a multichannel sampling system, 30 digitally controlled lighting fixtures, multiple sfx units, audio monitor as well as an intercom system and a video feedback for a fully equipped front of house. You want to manage an ETC Source4 Zoom 15°-30° @750W, lay your hands on a Avolites TigerTouch II or mix audio with a Yamaha PM5D, then help us on stage.

  • ConOps: Front Office

    At the Front Office, you will be in direct contact with our guests, answering all kind of questions about the convention and the hotel, operating lost and found and much more. The front office is in the ConOps office and is open during the convention from Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM. You can expect a daily shift of about 2-4 Hours.

    Being fluent in English is mandatory for this position, as you will be dealing with people from a lot of different nationalities.

    Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Con Operations

  • ConOps: Locker Service

    At the locker service, you will be in direct contact with our guest. You will be taking care of personal belongings which aren’t allowed in the art show or in the dealers´ den.
    The locker service is located at the entrance of the convention center and is open during the convention from Thursday to Saturday from 11:15 AM to 20:45 PM. You can expect a daily shift of about 1-2 Hours.

    Fluency in English is mandatory for this position, as is a strong sense of order. You will be expected to keep things organized!

    Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Con Operations

  • ConOps: Room Management

    Room management takes care of all panels held in the conference rooms of the hotel. The diversity of events taking place makes it necessary to maintain a lot of different materials, ranging from projectors to PA-systems but also simpler things like office materials. Working hours of this department start daily before the first event and end after the last one. You can expect multiple short shifts of about 20-40 minutes every day between events.

    Fluency in English is mandatory for this position, and you need to be reliable and are expected to be on time.

    Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Con Operations

  • ConOps: Setup Crew

    A lot of stuff needs to be taken care of before the first guest even arrives at the hotel, and after everybody goes home a lot of stuff needs to broke down. The setup crew takes care of everything that needs to be done to make the convention great! Helping building up decorations, furniture, unloading of our trucks and much more. Your duty starts on the early early arrival day (Monday) until Wednesday morning and again from Sunday to Monday. You will be helping all over the convention and you can expect a heavy workload during this time, but you will be free during all normal convention days.

    You need to be at the convention from Monday morning until Monday evening 7 days later. Be ready to move very heavy equipment! Safety boots and gloves are recommended!

    Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Con Operations

  • ConOps: Logistics

    Our specialists in logistics knows where to get the best stuff! And they drive the biggest Trucks at Eurofurence! Delivering on the spot in time is what they do best. Eurofurence needs more than 10 tons of equipment and nobody knows better how to manage that than these folks!You will help our specialists getting all consumables at different wholesales, transporting equipment to different storage locations, planning routes and sorting out everything.

    Depending on your interests you need to take part in different meetings taking place weeks before the convention. It´s recommended that you already have some experience in logistics and its highly preferred that you also own a truck driver’s license.

    Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Con Operations

  • Security

    Our convention keeps growing significantly and we're glad to see even more happy faces each year. However, as the attendance continues to grow, we are looking for additional volunteers for our Security Team to make sure we can provide our guests with the high level of service we've established over the last 20 years.

    If you're interested in volunteering at Eurofurence, now is a good time to become a member of the Security Team. You'll get to see how this convention works behind the scenes, meet a lot of people and help making community events like Eurofurence possible at all. Oh and free coffee ;) What's not to love?

    All members of Security are Furries themselves and want to enjoy Eurofurence as much as you do. We're making sure there is plenty of time to take part in the convention -- it's supposed to be a vacation, after all.

    Over the years, we established a balance between fun and professionalism that is working out very well. We take our job serious, not ourselves.

    Your job will be to make the convention safe and enjoyable for our guests. We provide a lot more than a typical bouncer: we care about our guests and strife to make them feel welcome. A polite and friendly demeanour is an absolute must at all times. Also, you'll need to bring the following:

    • Sufficient fluency in English to communicate with our attendees. Fluency in German or other languages is a plus.
    • Willingness to work at least twelve 1-hour timeslots during the whole convention. There is a variety of duties to take on: Camp Fire, Art Show, Queue Control, Locker Service, Dances and many more require different services our team provides. We will develop your duty schedule according to your individual preferences and make sure it's not colliding with any event you want to attend.
    • Willingness to carry a handheld radio on your belt and be on standby during your off-duty time, but only for as long as you like. You can sign off, put your radio away and go have a drink at any time.
    • Punctuality and reliability. We need to be sure you will show up to your assigned duties.
    • Willingness to go through an online course regarding Security Basics and the Rules of Conduct. It won't take too long and is actually interesting. You could even learn something useful for everyday life.
    • A responsible and respectable behaviour - even in a situation with conflict of interests - and a drama-free reputation.
    • No tasks in other teams during the convention besides setup and teardown. We don't want to burn anyone out.

    You will be provided with everything you'll need for your duties. We will not just thrust a radio into your hands and throw you to the wolves, you will get training and personal coaching. No-one works alone during their shifts and you can contact your Team Leader or Dispatch (yes, we have a whole dispatching system, custom software and all - you'll love it) at any time. After your first year, we offer advanced training that can bring you at the same level as a professional Security officer, so you'll be able to lead your own team or checkpoint.

    We will conduct a short voice-chat with you to get to know you a bit. Don't worry, this is not an interrogation, but a personal chat between you, me and and my recruitment office to make sure we're on the same page about any questions you might have.

    Are you interested in joining the Security Team? Please write an email to security_hr@eurofurence.org, we will get back to you shortly. Thank you for taking the time to read this, we're looking forward to hear from you!


These offers are subject to constant change throughout the year. If you're interested in helping us out, make sure to check this page periodically so that you don't miss your favorite job!