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Organization Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities for the Executive Committee Strategic Committees.

21st Century Digital Presence

  • Job Title: Social media aggregator
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term: TBD
  • Duties: The idea is to create a news portal on siggraph.org that aggregates relevant content from Facebook, Twitter, etc., with optional commenting features. To start, we will need technical development for the design and mechanics of the aggregation and display.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Q&A platform implementer
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term: TBD
  • Duties: This is another siggraph.org feature that provides access to experts in the field. There can be a Quora-style Q&A approach and also limited Reddit-AMA-style sessions. We need technical design/implementation and potential moderation.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Digital Library metadata editor
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term:
  • Duties: Validate content and correct errors in SIGGRAPH-related content in the Digital Library.  It involves looking through the DL metadata XML files looking for obvious problems.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Wikipedia content creator/editor
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term:
  • Duties: Create and/or edit Wikipedia content relating to computer graphics and interactive techniques
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Wikipedia project manager
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term:
  • Duties: Manage Wikipedia content creators and editors
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Digital asset moderator
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term:
  • Duties: We are planning to have a siggraph.org feature for people to upload digital assets (photos, videos, models, etc.) to add to our online asset collection. Examine user-contributed assets in an online staging area and transfer acceptable content to the official asset storage area.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Data

  • Job Title: Data Wrangler
  • Estimated time commitment: 20 to 40 hours
  • Term: one year
  • Duties: Work with members of the organization to collect and organise the SIGGRAPH related information with the goal of making it accessible and useful.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

MarComm

New Communities

  • Job Title: Workshop Organizer
  • Estimated time commitment: 40 hours
  • Term: 1 conference
  • Duties: Propose workshop topic, recruit invited speakers, vet participant applications.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Press release coordinator
  • Estimated time commitment: 20-40 hours / conference
  • Term: 1 conference
  • Duties: Coordinate with technical papers chair, paper authors, popular press technical writer(s), conference organization and media representative, and ACM staff to prepare ~6 (one per paper) press releases for the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia conferences. All correspondence is typically done by email, with each paper generating ~2 dozen emails in total.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Educator award committee chair (or co-chair)
  • Estimated time commitment: 40 hours/year
  • Term: 3 years possibly renewable for a 2nd term
  • Duties:   Recruit a committee of five people to review nominations for the SIGGRAPH Educator’s award, encourage nominations to be submitted, hold weekly meetings from February through April to select an award winner.   Present the award at the opening ceremony at either SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Moderate graphics worldwide
  • Estimated time commitment: 10 hours / year
  • Term: 1-year
  • Duties: Approve mailing list posts, promote and publicize the mailing list.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Morning Talks and Sunday Workshops Organizer
  • Estimated time commitment: 80 hours / year
  • Term: 1-year
  • Duties: Grow the SIGGRAPH Community by bringing in emerging communities, established nearby communities, and being the place that new exciting technologies are discovered Organize and coordinate Morning Talks and Sunday Workshops.  Recruit Morning Talks speakers and Workshop Organizers.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Nurturing 

  • Job Title: App developer
  • Estimated time commitment: 4 hours/week
  • Term: One year, renewable
  • Duties: Lead the development of a year-round SIGGRAPH app in with the collaboration of the Nurturing Communities Strategy Team. The app will support year-round engagement of the SIGGRAPH community. Initial steps will be to help determine requirements.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Content editor
  • Estimated time commitment: 8 hours/month
  • Term: One year, renewable
  • Duties: Content creator/reviewer to provide the SIGGRAPH app with relevant interesting content to connect researchers, practitioners and artists
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Nurturing Community Liaison
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term:
  • Duties: Volunteers within various SIGGRAPH communities to help represent those communities and provide feedback on what SIGGRAPH can do to meet their needs.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Response Desk Volunteer
  • Estimated time commitment: 2 hours/week
  • Term: One year, renewable
  • Duties: A dedicated volunteer with the job to answer SIGGRAPH Response Desk questions and/or route them to the appropriate group
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Data Scientist
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term: One year, renewable
  • Duties: Volunteer to analyze data from the app
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Mentorship Manager
  • Estimated time commitment:
  • Term: One year, renewable
  • Duties: Set up the database, review, and help link mentors with mentees
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Volunteer Opportunities for the Executive Committee Standing Committees.

Chapters

Communications

  • Job Title: Content Editor- Events
  • Estimated time commitment: 2-5 hours per week
  • Term: One Year
  • Duties: Editing and maintaining the the Events page of the siggraph.org website
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Content Editor- News
  • Estimated time commitment: 2-5 hours per week
  • Term: One Year
  • Duties: Editing and maintaining the the News page of the siggraph.org website as well as maintaining the Call for Participation page of the website.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Digital Arts Community

  • Job Title: Social Media Outreach
  • Estimated time commitment: ~1 hour/week
  • Term: 1 year renewable
  • Duties: In consultation with the DAC committee members, post relevant information about the DAC and related SIGGRAPH and partner organization digital media topics to social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as the Ning site.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Digital Media Assets Committee

  • Job Title: Associate Chair
  • Estimated time commitment: 60 hours per year
  • Term: 1 year possibly renewable for 3 years
  • Duties: Assist Chair in managing the YouTube and Vimeo Channels, work with Conference Chairs in determining best programs to live stream at the Conference, work with Conference Admin Group and A/V Contractor to capture predetermined Conference Sessions. Assist in determining best delivery method of videos residing on the ACM DL to our membership.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Education Committee

  • Job Title: Education Booth Manager
  • Estimated time commitment: 200 hours concentrated at conference and in summer months preceding conference.  Hours during conference counted as 3x towards this. About 2 hr / month commitment througout academic year.
  • Term:  One year (2 conferences – one as shadow, one as manager).  May be repeated for 3 years.
  • Duties:  Responsible for all aspects of Education Committee Booth at the SIGGRAPH Village at the conference.  Responsbile for recruiting and scheduling booth volunteers, preparation of all printed informational materials distributed at the booth, overseeing booth furniture and A/V setup in corrdination with contractors, coordinating and promoting Educator’s Meet and Greet, managing Booth budget.  Attend virtual Education Committee meeting throughout the year.
  • Contact: Program Manager
     

Information Technology Committee

International Resources Committee

  • Job Title: Japanese Translator (x2)
  • Estimated time commitment: 40-80 hours / conference (variable)
  • Term: Until December 2019. Possibility to belong to IRC after this term.
  • Duties: We are looking for a native (or excellent) Japanese speaker, who also has excellent English level both written and spoken.
    • Your tasks include:
      • Written translations of SIGGRAPH conferences related content (e.g. press releases, news articles, web content) either from Japanese into English, or English into Japanese.
      • Written translations of SIGGRAPH conferences material into Japanese, specifically contributions to the programs Art Gallery, Emerging Technologies, VR Village/Showcase.
      • Recording of audio files in Japanese, corresponding to the translated content of conferences contributions
  • Contact: Program Manager
     
  • Job Title: Korean Translator
  • Estimated time commitment: 40-80 hours / conference (variable)
  • Term: Until December 2019. Possibility to belong to IRC after this term.
  • Duties: We are looking for a native (or excellent) Korean speaker, who also has excellent English level both written and spoken.
    • Your tasks include:
      • Written translations of SIGGRAPH conferences material into Korean, specifically contributions to the programs Art Gallery, Emerging Technologies, VR Village/Showcase.
      • Recording of audio files in Korean, corresponding to the translated content of conferences contributions.
  • Contact: Program Manager
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Nominations Committee

Publications Committee

  • Job Title: Conference Documentation Assistant
  • Estimated time commitment: 35-40 hours
  • Term:
  • Duties: Include the following:
    • Documentation of the following conference programs is to be undertaken by a volunteer, using an established template:
      • Computer Animation Festival (SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia)
      • Production Sessions (SIGGRAPH)
      • Real-Time Live! (SIGGRAPH)
      • Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (SIGGRAPH)
      • Art Gallery (SIGGRAPH Asia)
    • The volunteer will be expected to undertake the following tasks in the completion of this task:
      • Accessing the conference management database and retrieving certain text and image data for accepted contributions.
      • Preparing multiple spreadsheets with the retrieved data.
      • Preparing documentation in Microsoft Word using the input data and established template.
      • Minimal editing of prepared documentation, based on feedback from conference management personnel.
    • The volunteer will be expected to use Microsoft Word and Excel to complete this task.
  • Contact: Program Manager

Specialized Conferences Committee

Student Services Committee