After suffering without internet for the last 3 days, everything is back up and running! What a time to not have internet, right?
WORK, DAMN YOU!
I know that you all have a ton of Guardian application questions and I am ready to receive them! Also, the questions in my inbox will be answered soon!
Some things to consider:
** You are not wasting my time and it is not a stupid question. Answering questions is my job and I love every minute of it!
** Some teams were accidentally left off of the preferences section. If you would like to choose one of missing preferences, say so in "Why do you feel qualified for this role?" section of the application.
** Preferences do not guarantee you placement on that team.
** Being on a team the previous year does not guarantee placement on the same team for 2016
** Deadline for Guardian applications is Monday, December 14th
** Do NOT change your RT username after you apply to be a Guardian. If we can't find your username then we cannot accept your application.
** Yes, we will need a G-Spot teams again this year. This team is built later in the year. Stay tuned!
** MAKE SURE YOU TYPE IN YOUR CORRECT AND MOST RELIABLE EMAIL ADDRESS.
I will have a Guardian Mythbusters journal post up soon!
Guys. I'm so excited!!!
BONUS: Here are the team breakdowns (as listed on the application)
Center Stage – Responsible for the operation of Center Stage located on the Expo Hall floor. Work tightly with the Tech Guardians to make sure that game consoles are up to date and working. Tech knowledge is a plus.
Exhibitor Services - Assigned to a group of exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Responsible for making sure their RTX experience is the best it can be. Hospitality, customer service (the exhibitors are your customers), and a little bit of line management
Freelancers/Runners - Freelancers are the most flexible Guardians. From guarding a door one minute to wrangling a crowd of attendees the next, these Guardians go where they're needed. Good for people who are a jack of all trades and want to move around a lot. Really. A lot.
Line Management - Responsible for line management of the entire event. Making sure emergency exits are not blocked, anticipating and controlling impromptu lines. Help maintain clear walkways. Tends to work closely with Response team to be an extra set of eyes.
Panels - Responsible for the smooth running of all the panel rooms including load in/out of attendees, counting attendees in line, manning Q&A microphones, and making sure the panel starts and ends on time. Works with tech and the convention staff to make sure panelist tech needs are met.
Personal Assistants - Assists an RT employee or special guest for the duration of the convention. Help staff members when they are out in the public areas of RTX. Must be able to maintain communication on a professional level with staff/crew/special guest, keep track of schedules, and know where to obtain items (food, drink, and so on)
Registration - Assists with attendee, staff, VIP, and exhibitor check in. Is the first face an attendee sees at RTX. Must have great customer service skills. Also serves as the RTX info booth. May get reassigned during the late moments of RTX as needs arise.
RT Store - Help run the RT Store. Help attendees find merchandise and keep the tables stocked. Help maintain the RT Store line.
Response - (formally known as Security) Work with EVERY team to help with crisis management and crowd control. Must be able to forcefully/professionally tell attendees who are breaking the rules to stop. Does not get physical with attendees. Does not carry weapons. Role is to observe, deter, and report ONLY.
Tech - Tech Guardians work with Center Stage, Panels, and other areas of RTX to make sure tech needs are met. Responsible for the streaming equipment, queue room A/V, game console setup at Center Stage and for select Panels. Tech is NOT responsible for theatrical rigging or sound boards.
Signature - Handles the designated Signature area. Line management, customer service, checking badges & signature tickets
Specialty Rooms - Responsible for dense collections of RT content typically in a small space such as RT Experience and Achievement Hunter Lounge. Duties include being custodians of the content and company valuables, customer service for attendees visiting location