Join the Team

Managing KOA’s various projects, events and day-to-day running requires the coordinated effort of all our teams and volunteer staff members. As the ambition and scope of our projects grow, so do our staffing needs! As a member of the KOA team you’ll have a number of benefits including access to the staff channels on the KOA Discord, a fancy coloured user role, your name on the staff page and associated with any projects you contribute to, and mentorship from our senior staff and project-based learning.

As we encourage our members to grow and develop within their own lives, we encourage staff to grow and develop in their roles. Our ideal is to pair you with projects that give back to you in some way, so that you benefit as much from being part of the KOA team as we do from having you. We also encourage the team to bring on board their own ideas so we can create the kind of resources and community that we want to see in the world.

Please find below the positions that are currently open at KOA and click on the job title you’re interested for more details:

Clan Leaders

We are looking to add one official Clan to the KOA roster. If you are a a current or aspiring party leader with a great idea for a party, we’d love to hear it! We are currently working on state of the art technology to make leading and managing your party very streamlined. Not to mention all KOA Clans are supplied every week with new recruits .. Oh and did we mention Clan Wars?

Responsibilities:  Clan Leaders engage their clan by interacting with their members, recruiting, and setting up events such as quests and challenges. By doing this, they maintain their Clan as a home for people on Habitica where self-development as well as learning and growing together are at the forefront of the mission of their Clan.

Club Leaders

Fancy developing a discussion community within the KOA Discord server? Clubs at KOA are different from clans in that clubs work towards developing discussion and activities rather than community-based productivity. Current clubs include the Tea Heads, the Journalists and Early to Sleep Club. Successful clubs that add significantly to the KOA mission can also be integrated into the main server infrastructure such as the Accountability Station.

Responsibilities:  Club Leaders are in charge of creating, maintaining and leading their club. They will organise events and activities, promote conversation and moderate their channel. In this way Clubs can develop your different interests as micro-communities within KOA. Please only apply if you’re interested in leading a club. If you’d like to suggest one, try the Idea Dome in the Discord!

Graphics and Design Team

The graphics and design team works across all of the existing KOA teams to enhance members’ experience with the Knights of Academia. As KOA’s identity begins to emerge, we’re looking for a few graphic artists to help add colour to our community.

Responsibilities: Tasks may include creating graphics for the website interface, downloadable content for members, graphics for site pages, features or KOA events. As the tasks may vary, timelines will be decided between you and the project manager.

Programmers

With so many projects on the go we’re in need of a few talented programmers to round out our incredible team! Our programmers contribute to the website, behind-the-scenes projects and developing new features for KOA. We’re looking for people with familiarity in all kinds of programming languages including NodeJS, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. Please also flag up your familiarity with the Habitica API and WordPress — these are helpful but not essential. You’ll be mentored by our experienced programmers and join a challenging and productive team environment.

Responsibilities: You would be responsible for contributing to one of KOA’s many upcoming projects. Due to the flexible nature of the projects, workload and deadlines will be decided between you and the project manager.

Application Form Coming Soon!

Sector Leaders

Sector Leaders are those who are educated and passionate about a particular area or field of study, and take ownership of their channel on our Discord server. They maintain their respective sector as an environment where open inquiry and discussion is encouraged, and learning and growing together is at the heart of their sector. This individual is ideally already an active and engaged member of our community. We’re currently looking for sector leaders for:

  • Computer Science
  • Social Sciences

Responsibilities:  They converse within both the server and their sector, helping to facilitate discussion and keep the KOA community engaged through challenges, events or other goings-on appropriate to your specialization.

Writing Team

Our writing team is made up of a group of insistently curious and eloquent individuals who research and write our articles, along our three categories of Expanding Your View, Growth Mindset and Self-Discipline. When looking for writers we seek people with an excellent command of the English language, an excitement for research and discovering new points of view, and a collaborative mindset through all stages of writing.

Responsibilities: You would be responsible for creating at least one piece of quality content (about 1000-1500 words) every two months. The process includes innovating topics, submitting your draft according to a self-imposed schedule, and implementing edits. You’ll also be asked to weigh in on important decisions related to the writing team and website.