Join the AMKE Team!

Did you know that AMKE’s red-shirted staff is made up completely of dedicated volunteers? From con chair to badge checker and everything in between, we are a 100% volunteer organization. Whether you have skills in a field or just want to see what goes on under the hood, we’re always looking for new people to join the team!

Staff Requirements:

  • You understand that this is a volunteer role, and not a paid position.
  • Must be at least 18 years old by February 2020
  • Must be able to volunteer for at least 24 hours throughout the convention
  • Must be able to attend all Mandatory Meetings and/or Conference Calls
  • Must adhere to Anime Milwaukee Staff Code of Conduct at all times

What are the perks?

AMKE provides hotel crash space, weekend membership, meals and staff t-shirts for our staff who sign on to help us make the show great! We also provide customer service and department specific training, and team gatherings & meetings throughout the year.

We’re currently looking for more help in several areas including Registration, safety, autographs, panel and video programming.  Fill out the app at the button below if you’d like to staff at Anime Milwaukee this year!

2020 Staff Application is NOT AVAILABLE

Email chiefofstaff@animemilwaukee.org if you’re interested in joining early!

If you applied and have not heard back from Anime Milwaukee within 1-2 weeks, please send us a message on Facebook and we will check the status of your application.

Departments Seeking Staff

Staff roles in each department.


Departments that support attendee events going on during the weekend.
  • Main Programming: Stage Crew
  • Panel Programming: Staff
  • Childrens’ Programming
  • Video Game Programming
  • Video Programming
  • Table Top Programming

Guest Relations

The folks who take care of our guests of honor.
  • Guest Assistants: Staff (handlers, green room attendants, line control)
  • Guest Logistics (drivers)
  • Autographs


Press, Social Media, Customer Service desk, Marketing, Web and print media
  • Design & Production: Staff
  • Customer Service: Staff
  • Press
  • Public Relations: Staff


Behind the scenes folks who do everything from line control to coat check.
  • Coat Check: Staff
  • Medical Incident Response (MIR): First responders
  • Safety
  • IT: Staff
  • Volunteers
  • ConOps: Staff


Departments that do registration, merch booth, and similar projects
  • Registration: Staff
  • Exhibit Hall: Staff
  • Merchandise: Staff

Volunteer / Gopher

Ever want to be a part of the behind-the-scenes of Anime Milwaukee, but don’t have time to come to training or meetings? You can still help! At-con, go to Volunteers Office on the first floor of the Wisconsin Center to sign up as an at-con volunteer and we’ll find something fun for you to do to help out at the show! If you need volunteer hours for a school or group activity, we can definitely find something fun for you to do and learn during the show!

What are the perks?

We offer 50% and full badge refunds depending on how many hours you contribute to our convention (up to 12 hours). All first-time volunteers are required to pay for their membership badge, but will be refunded on Sunday if their goal hours are met. Returning volunteers receive a complimentary full weekend badge, but are expected to reach the 12-hour requirement.

Learn more:

Email volunteers@animemilwaukee.org or fill out our contact form if you’re interested in learning more.

*Make sure to whitelist the above email & expect a response within 3-5 business days. Feel free to send us a message on Facebook if you do not receive a response by then.