Jobs at Games Done Quick

Contract work is typically focused around the events, while employee positions work year-round. The job descriptions posted reflect the general qualifications/duties and/or responsibilities necessary to identify jobs and are not necessarily intended to set forth all of the specific requirements of each job.


Current Openings (1)

GDQ Safety Coordinator - Contract Position

Position Summary

Games Done Quick (GDQ) is looking for a contract Safety Coordinator (formerly enforcement) for mainline GDQ events (SGDQ and AGDQ). The Safety Coordinator will be responsible for security and safety at GDQ events. This is achieved by communicating with other Safety coordinators, attendees, and providing assistance when necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • During events, you are shifted every day for work, but in case of an emergency you may be required to assist during off-shift hours.
  • Managing 3-4 volunteers per shift, making sure they are shifted properly, clock in and out, are rotating positions, and are checking all people in the event space for badges/masks/proper attire.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America

  • Be available to attend AGDQ and SGDQ when they’re on-site. They run in January and June, and they run 24/7 for 8 days. The event space is open during the whole week.
  • Comfortable communicating to an attendee they need to leave the event space unless they are properly following the rules of the event.
  • Good communication skills as you will be working with the other safety staff to make sure if any urgent issues are occurring with attendees that they are communicated as quickly and clearly as possible.
  • Experience in assisting people who need assistance with situations like being harassed, injured, and/or generally needing help or guidance.
  • Following written procedures and knowing when to escalate issues as this role will require working with management to make sure all event participants are safe.

Bonus Points If You:

  • Are an active member of gaming communities (speedrun, video game, esports, etc.)
  • Have an understanding of event management
  • Have first aid experience.
  • Have experience with safety, enforcement, or security in the past.
  • Familiar with the following (or similar) software: Google Workspace, Slack, Discord
  • People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applying

Please apply through this Monday form.


Previous Openings

Below positions are now closed for applications. Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer Manager - Contractor

Position Summary

The Volunteer Manager will lead the planning and scheduling of all volunteer positions onsite and offsite during Games Done Quick events. Reporting to the Event Directors, this position will collaborate with all departments that recruit volunteers. This position requires outstanding management and communication skills, promoting teamwork and collaboration across several disciplines within Games Done Quick.

The ideal candidate for Volunteer Manager is a leader with experience constructing schedules and coordinating volunteers, evaluating and refining existing processes to provide and improve upon the experience for volunteers at Games Done Quick events.

Responsibilities

Games Done Quick teams work remotely between events and attend events onsite. Flexibility is key.

Pre-Event (Remote)

  • Supervise and assist the Volunteer Coordinators to ensure they are fulfilling their duties and that any roadblocks are addressed
  • Facilitate communication between departments to source volunteers for over 20 different roles
  • Ensure all volunteer candidates adhere to Games Done Quick's guidelines, rules and standards
  • Compile all volunteer application data into one place for Volunteer Coordinators to work with
  • Ensure volunteer applications and scheduling software are prepared for each event
  • Ensure volunteer coordinators create schedules for their department, using scheduling software, ensuring adherence to local labor laws
  • Answer inquiries or forwarding them to the correct person that are sent to the volunteer inquiry email
  • Assist with volunteer accommodations as necessary
  • Maintain and create records of volunteer evaluations
  • Interface with service vendors as necessary
  • Attend and schedule meetings via phone or online meeting software
  • Ensure that the volunteer coordinators meet all necessary deadlines, and assist as necessary
  • Work with other departments to make the arrangements necessary for Volunteers onsite
  • Gather feedback post event from the Volunteers and the Volunteer Coordination team to identify problems and solutions and improve processes for future events

During Events (Onsite)

  • Ensure volunteer orientations are given by the respective Volunteer Coordinators
  • Adjust and maintain the volunteer schedule to cover for gaps or sudden drops
  • Cover shifts as necessary to ensure proper coverage

Requirements and Qualifications

Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America

  • Possession of a functional computer and phone with the ability to use software such as Slack, Discord. Google Suite, Zoom, Initlive, and a web browser
  • Experience constructing work schedules
  • Self-motivation, organizational skills, and experience in project management
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and execute on plans
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to travel to Games Done Quick events
  • Proven experience in team management

Bonus Points If You:

  • Have familiarity with Bloomerang (Formerly Initlive)
  • Are an active member of communities within the video game, speedrunning, and esports ecosystems
  • Have experience running events
  • Possess experience in teaching or public speaking

Miscellaneous Notes

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Applications are closed, thank you for your interest!


Host Volunteer Co-Coordinator - Contractor

Position Summary

The Host Volunteer Co-Coordinator is expected to work as part of a two-person team to assemble, run, and support the team of volunteer hosts at onsite events: Awesome Games Done Quick, Summer Games Done Quick and Games Done Quick Express. This includes selecting hosts for the team (for example by running an audition process), providing training and orientation to hosts, and managing any issues that may arise throughout the event related to the hosting team such as schedule changes/backup shifts, feedback, and cross-department procedure updates.

Responsibilities

Games Done Quick teams work remotely between events and attend events on-site. As a Host Volunteer Co-Coordinator, your responsibilities will be a mix of offsite pre-event duties and on-site event work. All responsibilities are shared jointly with the other Host Volunteer Co-Coordinator and the two of you will work closely together as a team.

Applications are closed, thank you for your interest!


Hotfix Special Event Showrunner - Contractor

Position Summary

The Hotfix Special Event Showrunner will be responsible for planning and hosting weekend event specials on Saturday/Sunday to fill gaps in the GDQ Hotfix weekend schedule. The purpose of this position is to ensure Hotfix has consistent broadcasts during weekends. Weekend schedules are planned one (1) month in advance, to ensure there is adequate time to plan and prepare talent for shows. Additionally, this position may be asked to cover weekday schedule gaps, if needed.

The ideal candidate for the Hotfix Special Event Showrunner is a self-starter with experience planning events or event schedules, organizing and coordinating talent, has experience in hosting, emceeing, or engaging with an audience via streaming, and is an active member of the speedrunning community.

This position requires outstanding communication and organizational skills, teamwork, collaboration, and experience in streaming or hosting on live broadcasts.

This position is fully remote and is contracted, with opportunity for contract renewal. Pay rate is $30/hour.

Responsibilities

  • Planning six (6) hour live broadcasts on the Game Done Quick Twitch channel on assigned weekends
  • Sourcing and outreach to talent for each special
  • Organizing and preparing talent for each special, in the GDQ Hotfix Discord
  • Performing all administrative tasks related to planning, execution, and post-production of each special, maintained in our project management software
  • Communicating with GDQ production, social media, and post-production teams
  • Hosting each broadcast in a professional and entertaining manner
  • Monitoring the progress of the show to help fill time if necessary and engage talent or prompt commentary
  • Reading GDQ announcements regarding Hotfix, or upcoming GDQ events during each show in an engaging manner

Requirements and Qualifications

Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America

  • Possession of a functional computer, microphone, headphones or earbuds, and stable internet connection with the ability to use software such as Slack, Discord, and OBS
  • Weekend Availability between 12:30PM - 7PM ET
  • Experience planning events or organizing schedules
  • Experience with outreach and communicating with talent
  • Self-motivation, organizational skills, and experience in project management
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and execute a Run of Show
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Bonus Points If You:

  • Have experience streaming
  • Have experience hosting gaming events and/or recurring live broadcasts
  • Are an active member of video game and speedrunning communities
  • Possess experience in public speaking

Miscellaneous Notes

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Applications are closed, thank you for your interest!