Ever work at an SCG Open?

  • #1
    What was your experience like? Is there a preference over coverage runner or sales associate?

    9$/hr is a significant pay cut for me, especially for working on a weekend. But I've been thinking about taking one of the positions as I've never attended an event <100 people. Is it good for networking and possible connections?
  • #2
    Quote from rxavage
    What was your experience like? Is there a preference over coverage runner or sales associate?

    9$/hr is a significant pay cut for me, especially for working on a weekend. But I've been thinking about taking one of the positions as I've never attended an event <100 people. Is it good for networking and possible connections?


    Hey there:

    If I can give you a good perspective from the inside - these are pretty work-intensive events that require you to be on your feet helping customers for long periods of the day. While there are breaks, I would not expect this to be a good event for networking if you are working the sales booth - because, as stated - it's work Smile

    The same goes for the coverage runner, but even more so - you will constantly be acting as liaison between the lead coverage writer, commentators, video director, judge staff, people in the feature match area, and other staff members.

    I would not apply for either of these positions if you are not fully committed to working on needed tasks the (non-break) times you are working at the event!

    I would say though that it's been a rewarding experience for quite a few people who have worked with us (enough so that we have "regulars" who volunteer for dozens of events a year), and we have drawn from our volunteer pool for full-time job offers for SCG proper.

    - Ben Bleiweiss
    - General Manager, StarCityGames.com
  • #3
    Quote from BenBleiweiss
    Hey there:

    If I can give you a good perspective from the inside - these are pretty work-intensive events that require you to be on your feet helping customers for long periods of the day. While there are breaks, I would not expect this to be a good event for networking if you are working the sales booth - because, as stated - it's work Smile

    The same goes for the coverage runner, but even more so - you will constantly be acting as liaison between the lead coverage writer, commentators, video director, judge staff, people in the feature match area, and other staff members.

    I would not apply for either of these positions if you are not fully committed to working on needed tasks the (non-break) times you are working at the event!

    I would say though that it's been a rewarding experience for quite a few people who have worked with us (enough so that we have "regulars" who volunteer for dozens of events a year), and we have drawn from our volunteer pool for full-time job offers for SCG proper.

    - Ben Bleiweiss
    - General Manager, StarCityGames.com



    Thank you. And the last part of your response was what I was looking for.
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