Become a Fanimaid

Join us in our 13th year as the best Maid Café on the west coast. Tryouts are currently closed for FanimeCon 2021. Here is everything that you will need to know about becoming part of the Fanimaid family for our 2022 auditions! Remember to follow us on our Facebook page for the latest announcements.

The basic requirements for volunteering for Fanimaid Cafe:

  1. You must identify as female. We understand that this label is imperfect and doesn’t encompass everyone, so feel free to reach out about any questions you may have. We are strictly a maid-only café, no butlers.
  2. You must be 18 years of age by FanimeCon, we will validate this with your ID.
  3. For the virtual FanimeCon 2021 you will need to provide your own computer, webcam, mic, approved uniform, and have an internet connection of at least 40 mbps+ download, 5 mbps+ upload.

What kind of volunteers are we looking for?

While we’re fairly easy-going and open about the people we invite into our café family, there are a few things we look for! This is a family-friendly operation, and being a maid is completely NON-SEXUAL.

  1. You love anime/manga/games and have an interest in maid cafes, moe-kei, or Akiba culture!
  2. You want to learn how to be a maid, dress up in a cute maid uniform, and meet people!
  3. You’re willing to interact with patrons and partake in fun conversations and games
  4. You’re willing to dedicate at least one 30-minute shift on either Saturday or Sunday at the café. We stress that volunteering with us will require a big time commitment out of your weekend so please bear this in mind.
  5. You’re willing to be on a team with a bunch of cute maids and give it your all to make Fanimaid Café 2021 as awesome as ever!!

The following would be a plus for your audition, but they are not required nor do they affect your eligibility for joining:

  1. You have serving experience in a restaurant.
  2. You’re interested in performing with your fellow maids.
  3. An interest or past experience with Live Streaming on Twitch.
  4. You’ve been to a Maid Café in Japan and are knowledgeable of related subjects.

Audition Process

Tryouts are currently closed for FanimeCon 2021. We generally have an online interest form as the first step, and after submitting an interest form an email will be sent to confirm your audition. Please send an email to maidcafe@fanime.com if you have any questions or require any accommodations regarding the tryout dates.

What do I need to bring to the audition?

  • The audition will consist of an orientation on maid duties, a brief lesson of café culture, and an interview. Extra preparation is not necessary.
  • We recommend bringing pen and paper for notetaking.

What should I wear to the tryout?

  • You do not need to wear a maid uniform to the tryout. Recommended attire for our audition is something cute and comfortable.

Do I need to have a uniform before auditioning? Do you have a required uniform?

  • We have an approval process and guidelines set for uniform selection. Please do not purchase your uniform in advance as it may not meet our guidelines. If you already have a maid uniform, it will be subject to approval before you can wear it in the café.

How much time will I need to dedicate to the maid café as a volunteer?

  • For FanimeCon 2021 volunteers are expected to complete one live stream shift on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Volunteers are required to attend a live streamed training event and an online dress rehearsal the week before the convention. 
  • Not all volunteers are not required to perform during Fanimaid Live.

Fanimaid Café is a fun experience, and many of us have made irreplaceable memories and friendships through volunteering at our café. We welcome many of you to join our family, make friends, work hard, and most of all, enjoy yourself! Our staff consists of knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive people who work to make Fanimaid Café a great team to be a part of. Being a maid is a lot of hard work, but if you’re willing to give it your all, we promise you that it’ll be a memorable experience.

We hope to see you soon!

Let’s go Fanimaid! Moe moe kyun~!