Introduction

At NetherGames, we pride ourselves on being a community-based Minecraft server. We believe that the players should always be at the forefront of what we do and try to achieve.

What makes us different from other servers is that the majority of our staff members (owners included) are dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for the work they put into the network. What essentially started off as a hobby project in January 2016 has now grown into one of the largest Minecraft Bedrock server networks in the world. Over 1.8 million players have logged on since early 2017 (when records began) to play over 14 different game types. It continues to be a rewarding side project for us today - one that does not exist to make a profit but rather to serve the community.

Although we are registered in Australia, our 60+ staff members come from all around the globe. We all share a common passion for the server and an aim to make sure each and every one of our players enjoy playing on NetherGames.

There are a number of qualities and personality traits that we look for in applicants:
Committed to helping the network and other players
Friendly, fun and professional attitude
Active and willing to learn

When you work at NetherGames, you get the chance to work with a highly motivated and friendly staff team. Some of the friends you make and relationships you establish while working on our team extend far beyond your time here. It is also a great opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone to further yourself - you will learn how to work with others in a team effectively and how to handle certain situations while keeping your cool among many other things.

All staff positions here require applicants to be 13 years or older and registered on our Discord server (with the exception of trainee which requires 14+).

You must have a forums account to apply for staff positions. If you do not have one, learn how to create one here.

Application Process

Registering your interest in a staff position by submitting an application to us is the first step in the process. You will always receive a response from us about your application regardless of whether it is accepted or denied.

After you submit your application:

Our Applications Department staff members will review your application within one week, reading your responses to the questions. If your application lacks detail (i.e. vague responses) or if you do not meet the requirements, your application will be denied at this stage.
If your application looks good, it will be shortlisted to be reviewed by People & Culture Department team members. We will perform background checks on you and cross-check any references you provide. Your application may also be checked for plagiarism.
If you pass the 2nd review stage, you will be invited to partake in a text or voice interview on our Discord server, where we will be able to get to know you better. You will be asked a range of questions, varying from personal life to your experience with Minecraft and anywhere in between.
You may be asked to partake in an additional skills test depending on the position you applied for (e.g. live build test for builders)
Your responses in the interview and results of your skills test (if applicable) will be reviewed by the Executive Team and if we believe you are a suitable fit for the NetherGames staff team, you will be accepted and asked to sign an agreement form (varies from position to position).

Tips

Before you apply - over the past few years, we've had thousands of applications come in so we know what makes a great application. Here's some tips from us:

Select a staff position that you genuinely feel you are a good fit for. Applying for a number of different positions simply for a better chance of becoming a staff member does not work and you may be blacklisted if you do this.
Avoid directly asking to be accepted in your application. Begging does not convince us that you will be a good applicant - rather it tells us the opposite and that you are more likely interested in a good looking rank. Show us why you are the ideal candidate instead.
When answering a long-answer question, elaborate and give more detail than minimally required, but also be concise. We want to know more about you and what you can do, but we also don't want to be spending 2 hours reading your application.
Use proper grammar and punctuation in your answers. Being professional suggests to us that you may be able to uphold the expectations we have of our staff members.
Proofread your application a couple of times after you've answered all the questions required. Applications with many grammatical errors suggest to us that it was rushed and that you do not pay attention to detail.
Be truthful in your answers. We want to know who you are, not who someone else is. If you are accepted and we find out that your application contains false information, you may be dismissed and blacklisted from reapplying.
Write your own application instead of copying from others. Plagiarism is prohibited and we have set procedures in place to detect such conduct. As with false information, you may be dismissed and blacklisted from applying if you are caught.
Avoid asking about the status of your application while it is pending. Your application will be reviewed by our team at their leisure, and you will be notified when the status has been updated. We may even deny your application on this basis if you constantly ask us about the result before it has been reviewed.
If you have previously applied and your application was denied, take note of the tips the Application Reviewer gives to you and work on these issues in your next application.

Current Vacancies

Trainee

You must be registered and be active both in-game and on our Discord server for at least 1 month to apply for this position.
Trainee is our entry level in-game moderator staff position. You must be at least 14 years old to apply.

Successful applicants will be accepted into the Trainee Program, a probation stage that lasts anywhere from a week to a few months. During this period, they will be tasked with reporting offenders that break server regulations, as well as providing assistance to players across official platforms such as the forums, our Discord server and in-game.

We expect applicants to be active, committed and willing to learn & challenge themselves. At the minimum standard, a rate of 2 accepted reports a day is required to clear the probation period and be promoted to the Crew position, where they will be entrusted with permissions to directly issue warnings and punishments to offenders.

While we will provide you with the adequate training necessary to take on this volunteer role, you are responsible for the physical equipment you will use to complete the tasks we ask of you while in this position. This means that you must have an appropriate device that is capable of taking screenshots and screen recording.

Click here to apply

Builder

Builder is one of our staff positions that requires applicants to put their creative skills to use.

Successful applicants will be accepted into the Build Team, which assists the network by building new server and game lobbies as well as custom maps to be used in games.

We expect volunteer applicants to be active, committed, creative and have a reasonable building background in Minecraft. You will be asked to provide 3 relevant examples of your builds in your application. Prior to being accepted, you will be asked to undertake a live trial building test in which you will be tasked with creating something according to a specific set theme without assistance from any other person. You will however be allowed to use a powerful world editing tool.

While we will provide you with an appropriate platform/server to build your creations on, we will not provide basic training or necessary physical equipment. You must have sufficient knowledge and a good understanding of build and design concepts in Minecraft prior to applying.

Click here to apply

Discord Moderator

You must be a former or current NetherGames staff member to apply for this position.
Discord Moderator is one of our chat moderation staff positions.

Successful applicants will be assisting the Discord Moderation Division in ensuring all content posted is appropriate and all users are adhering to our Discord Server Regulations on our official Discord server, as well as providing necessary assistance to players through the platform.

We expect applicants to be active and committed. Applicants are also required to either be a former or current NetherGames staff member.

While we will provide you with the adequate training necessary to take on this volunteer role, you are responsible for the physical equipment you will use to complete the tasks we ask of you while in this position.

Click here to apply

Support Representative

You must be a former or current NetherGames staff member to apply for this position.
Support Representative is our dedicated player support staff position.

Successful applicants will be assisting the Player Support Department in helping players who encounter issues, have queries about the network or require assistance in general procedures like voting or purchasing a rank across official platforms such as the forums, our Discord server, in-game and the live chat support system.

We expect applicants to be active and committed. Applicants are also required to either be a former or current NetherGames staff member.

While we will provide you with the adequate training necessary to take on this volunteer role, you are responsible for the physical equipment you will use to complete the tasks we ask of you while in this position.

Click here to apply

Developer

Developer is a paid staff position at NetherGames that requires applicants to work behind the scenes.

Successful applicants will be accepted into the Development Team, which assists the network by patching bugs & fixing issues, maintaining existing games and developing new features/games/systems.

We expect applicants to be active, committed and have a reasonable development background. Upon completing your application, you will be asked to provide the username of your actively used GitHub account, 3 relevant examples of your development work as well as optionally including your portfolio website and/or a cover letter & resume.

We will not provide training or necessary equipment (i.e. a computer, software license, etc.). Applicants will be hired on a per-project basis as an independent contractor unless otherwise agreed upon. You must have sufficient knowledge in software development prior to applying.

Click here to apply


Closed Positions

Artist

Artist is one of our staff positions that requires applicants to put their creative skills to use.

Successful applicants will be accepted into the Artist Team, which assists the network by creating/designing custom graphics, skins and resource/texture packs to be used in-game.

We expect volunteer applicants to be active, committed, creative and have a reasonable background in computer-aided, graphic or Minecraft texture design. Upon completing your application, you will be asked to provide 3 relevant examples of your creations as well as optionally including your portfolio website and/or a cover letter & resume.

We will not provide training or necessary equipment (i.e. a computer, software license, etc.). You must have sufficient knowledge in design concepts prior to applying.

Applications for this position are currently closed. Check again later!


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