Volunteer with GovHack
Interested in volunteering for GovHack 2021?
GovHack is free to attend and participate in. Volunteers coordinate all the necessary components for the competition so participants only need to bring themselves and their devices to compete. We invite you to come and learn more about running a Hackathon and working with open government data.
We have a number of different roles available, across all levels! From our International Operations Team down to Local Online Event Hosts.
How do I apply?
- Read through the roles listed below and click to view the full PD of the role you are interested in- make sure you fit the criteria and are happy with the time commitment involved
- Complete our application form by hitting the ‘apply now’ button at the bottom of this page OR at the bottom of any of the position descriptions linked on this page.
International Operations Team (AUSNZ)
The GovHack International Operations Team is the backbone of our hackathon, spanning across Australia and New Zealand. They support both state and local teams, and coordinate differing aspects of the competition, including but not limited to the marketing, media, volunteer management and technology. Alongside this, they run the International Red Carpet Awards and provide additional support to regional leads, their teams and other GovHack events. You can view the range of teams available to join below:
The marketing team is looking for 3 – 4 dedicated members. Your job is to promote the who, what, why and when of GovHack to the world! You will assist in the creation, implementation and management of the GovHack social media plan as well writing content for the web and graphic design.
You will engage with media outlets and create relationships with relevant tech journalists to promote GovHack. You will delve into GovHack and find interesting stories for our website blog content.
This team is responsible for designing and managing digital events prior, during, and post competition weekend. These events may include digital games, online conferences etc. The PD for this team will be coming shortly.
At its roots, GovHack is a hackathon designed for the betterment of the local community. As part of the community partnership team, it is your job to form strategic partnerships and value-adding relationships with external organisations. These relationships will in turn help GovHack expand it’s reach and create meaningful change for local groups and communities.
As the technology team, it is your job to apply your knowledge of tech to put into place the systems that will ensure the competition runs start to finish without a hitch. We are now looking to recruit a Scrum Master to support the technology team in managing GovHack systems (Hackerspace, Website).
GovHack is brought to each state/region through the hard work of a Regional Operations Team, who are responsible for coordinating all GovHack activities in that region. They will also deliver the Connections pre-event, the State hackathon event, and the State Awards night.
Our Event Hosts are the on-the-ground people that make GovHack happen. Traditionally, they organised physical events, catering and local sponsorship. In 2021, having moved from a physical competition to a virtual competition, the role changed – with the physicality removed, the event hosts were facilitators or MCs of local GovHack events. With uncertainty still surrounding the world, the role will depend on your region and whether you can host a physical event.
Where do these roles fit in the GovHack organisation? Who will I be working with and where do I fit on the team?
See below for our organisation chart!
What if the role I want to apply for isn’t advertised?
We have lots of opportunities available for different positions, across different levels. If a role you are interested in is not listed, we most likely don’t have it available. However, if you think you have a skill set or are fit for a role that isn’t advertised, please email email@example.com.
Are these roles limited to Australia?
No, all of the roles are open to individuals across Australia and New Zealand. Recognising of course that Regional Roles do require you to reside in that particular region as these positions rely on local knowledge and connections. We see this as an opportunity to build the sector and increase networks and are working closely with New Zealand to achieve this.
How can I get involved?
1. Read through the PD of the role you are interested in- make sure you fit the criteria and are happy with the time commitment involved
2. Complete our form (via the Apply Now button) by answering a few questions and uploading your resume.
A member of the GovHack team will be in touch within two weeks, with an update on your application.
What is GovHacks’ Volunteer Expectations?
– You will do the things you commit to doing and will let the team know when you hit problems
– You will know the skills needed for your role and how to successfully employ them within it
– You will abide by our GovHack Code of Conduct
– You support our Purpose, Vision and Values
– You will be willing to assist when required, when we need things to get done quickly
– You will have fun, learn a bunch of new skills and work within a great team!
Where can I find more information?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.