Hiring Management | Backstage Toontown
Posted by The Toontown Team on January 23, 2021 at 2:15 PM
Ever since the game launched in 2013, Toontown Rewritten has been built, managed, and operated entirely by our team of dedicated volunteers. The Toontown Rewritten Team is made up of regular Toons just like you who have a passion for Toontown, and joined the team as a way to help support the game and help it grow.
In 2020 alone, we received over one thousand new applications from people interested in joining the team! We are beyond grateful and humbled by how many Toontastic people there are in the community who are interested in donating their time to help support this project we all care so much about. As we kick off the new year, we’re looking for dedicated and talented Toons like YOU to join our team!
Why should I join the Toontown Team?
Joining our staff team is a great way to get more involved with the game itself and the community surrounding it. With 21 different positions people can apply for, there are many different ways that you can get involved with the project and help support the game! Whatever it is that you may be skilled in, we’re sure you can find a role that will put your talent to good use!
Working for Toontown is also great experience to put on your resume when applying for jobs and internships. While our skill requirements vary from positions to position, working on the Toontown Rewritten Team helps you to break into the game design industry without needing any formal experience under your belt. Many of our past and present team members have landed real jobs in the game development and other industries thanks to having Toontown listed on their resume!
What happens when I send in an application?
Once you send in your application for the team, it is filed away by our Support Representatives and then is passed onto our Hiring Management team. When we’re ready to hire new people for a specific position, our Hiring Managers will review the applications in the queue to find applicants who seem to be the best fit for the job. They also take some time to run a background check on candidates to see if there’s anything in their chat logs or account history that would prevent them from being a representative for the team. Did you know that our Hiring Managers background check every application that is sent in? This is done to try to give applicants feedback on anything that might be of concern in their candidacy so they can start improving on it as soon as possible.
When our Hiring Managers find an application that meets our qualifications, they then pass it on to relevant parties within the department for another round of review. If they feel that an applicant could be a good fit for the team, we’ll then invite the candidate to have a short interview with us so we can get to know them better and see how their skills and personality would fit in with the team. Candidates who pass the interview stage are then invited to join the team as a trial for their position!
What's the difference between "open" and "inactive" positions?
While we love it when we’re able to bring new talent onto the team to help grow the vision for Toontown, there are times when we’re not actively able to bring on new team members. More often than not, positions that are inactive are designated as such due to limited training capacity. It takes a lot of time and effort to give our new team members the training and attention they need, and with a team full of volunteers, there’s only so much of that we can do at a time! As such, we only bring new team members on when we know that we’ll have the available time and resources to help support them through their trial and gain the skills they need to succeed with us.
While we still allow interested parties to send in applications for inactive positions, our Hiring Managers may not review these applications until we are actively looking to hire new people to fill these roles. Some positions may reopen sooner than others, so unfortunately, we are unable to give time estimates on when an application for an inactive position will be reviewed. If you want to be notified as soon as we’re looking to hire for a specific position, send us an email at [email protected] to be added to the notification list!
Now that you know how our application process works, we encourage you to fill out and submit one -- or more than one! -- today. For those who are still hesitant to apply, remember, you’ll never know what’ll happen until you try.