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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 staff for at least 24 hours throughout the convention
  • Must be able to attend all Mandatory Meetings and/or Conference Calls (Not local to the midwest? Join via conference call)
  • 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!

If you applied and have not heard back from Anime Milwaukee within 2-3 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


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!

Volunteers will be notified on January 5, 2020 about their volunteer schedule.


  • Age 16+ 
  • Have a purchased attendee badge 
  • Be in good standing with the convention/Volunteering Department

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.

Completed Hours Tiers 

14Clubs & SchoolsFree Day Badge
26Paid Attendees1/2 Badge Refund
312Paid AttendeesFull Badge Refund and T-shirt

Volunteers duties generally include:

  • Checking badges at event room doors 
  • Managing line control for large events with convention staff also there to direct you 
  • Move convention supplies, a trolley will be supplied if they are heavy 
  • Minimum 2 hour shifts are preferred


  • Refunds and rewards will only be given upon completion of the tier hours with a signed time card. 
  • If there are complaints regarding work or attitude, the volunteer will be asked to leave the volunteer program.
  • Volunteers can cosplay, but cannot cover their face. Cosplay cannot be overly sexual, or gory due to children. 
  • You can refuse the assigned duties if you feel you are not capable of the task. Ex. Asked to move equipment that is too heavy for you. Something else will be assigned. 
  • Wear your volunteer card on your lanyard while on duty, do not wear it while off duty. 

Apply now!

Questions? Volunteering as a club or group? Email volunteering@animemilwaukee.org.