Volunteer Opportunity

Game Selection & Scheduling Assistant


ESA is looking for a long-term addition to our Game Selection & Scheduling Team. As part of the team your main responsibility will be to evaluate game submissions, help to create and manage schedules as well as to monitor live events and make changes when necessary.

Teamwork and flexibility are key during the more work-intensive weeks leading up to the release of a schedule or an event. The ideal candidate should also be reliable and able to attend ESA events.

As a long-term volunteer you will be able to attend meetings with other teams and influence ESA beyond the scope of your team.


  • Process and evaluate all game submissions before an event
  • Create schedules for ESA Events and make changes when necessary
  • Communicate with runners directly
  • Edit the public facing page for the schedule (currently Horaro)
  • On-Site and during events:
    • Keep track of schedule shifts throughout the day
    • Come up with and implement fixes if necessary
    • Assist the tech team with decision making


  • Have an unbiased approach
  • Have the ability to work with hard deadlines
  • Are able to work in a team
  • Are available for long meetings once per week between the end of the submission phase and schedule release
  • Be able to invest a significant amount of time to evaluate all game submissions
  • Familiarity with Google spreadsheets
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a deep understanding of speedruns and what makes them entertaining
  • Bonus Points:
    • Deep knowledge of the following games and involvement with one or more of the following communities:
      • JRPGs
      • Mega Man games & clones
    • Ability to attend on-site ESA events
    • Past experiences with scheduling speedrunning events and with websites like Horaro and Oengus


  • Ticket to every ESA event
  • Assistance in reducing the cost of attending the event
  • Long term engagement with ESA and the ability to influence our events beyond game selection & scheduling


  • How long have you been part of the speedrunning community and what do you focus on?
  • What -in your opinion- makes a speedrun entertaining?
  • Do you have any prior experience with this sort of work?


To apply, please send an email to julian@esamarathon.com

Be sure to attach a summary of your skills relevant to this position as well as comprehensive answers to the questions listed above.