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UK PonyCon UK PonyCon 2018: Committee Applications now CLOSED.

Discussion in 'Conventions Discussion' started by pinkkittywinks, 9 December 2017.

  1. pinkkittywinks

    pinkkittywinks Princess Kittywinks

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    Committee Applications 2018

    With UKPonyCon heading it's in fifteenth year, Committee applications are now open and this gives you the opportunity to join us and become a member of UKPonyCon.

    UKPonyCon will recruit up to three new members for the 2018 committee, with three particular roles being sought. All committee members are volunteers and are unpaid.

    How do I apply?....... please read carefully now! (pkw will know if you have not)

    Please pm me, pinkkittywinks, with your application and you must title your pm with the position that you are applying for. Applications will be open from 9th December 2017 until 6th January 2018.

    Prospective Candidates should submit a short CV and personal statement describing why they believe they are able to fulfil the role. You must be over 18 years of age, have no unspent criminal convictions (excluding traffic offences), and must have attended at least one UKPonyCon.

    Applicants should apply for one position only but in the interests of flexibility people will be selected based on the range of their skills and experience, their reliability and level of commitment to UKPonyCon. This means you may be offered a role we feel you would be most suited to and this might not be the role you apply for.

    New committee selections will be made by the current Committee members. The committee reserve the right to decide not to fill any or all of these roles, and to provide other volunteer opportunities instead.

    ALL APPLICATIONS WILL REMAIN PRIVATE
    ; please do not post here, via public media or any other forum that you have made an application. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and in line with relevant data protection laws. New committee members will not be announced until AFTER the application deadline has passed and all formalities have been completed.

    Here is a full list of the positions that are available:

    Art Assistant
    As Art Assistant, you will be a full member of the UK PonyCon committee and will help us to make your favourite convention look pretty!

    You will assist the Art-Coordinator with one or more of the following:
    Website Maintenance
    Forum Skin Design
    Pretty-Ups for our announcements (forum, FB, Twitter, website)
    Designing merchandise (Posters, Shirts, etc.)
    Putting our Con-Book together

    Your job is very busy in the run up to the convention and quieter on the day - which means you will be asked to assist with more general roles too, such as helping to set up, sell merchandise or raffle tickets, run easy events and maybe more.

    We ask you to be online regularly - best daily - to check in on the forum/committee room and take part in discussions there.
    You may also be asked to respond to arts-related emails in our PonyCon email account too.

    Communications Lead
    You will be responsible for ensuring that the world knows about PonyCon, via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and various MLP forums. There is also the opportunity to design emails for our mailing lists using MailChimp.

    You’ll liaise with the committee to put the word out about events we have running, but also with treasurer and chair to announce ticket sales and any other announcements we make. You’ll need to write in a manner suitable to the audience so some posts will need to be adjusted depending on where you post them. Furthermore, you'll have responsibility for our Facebook group, working with other committee members to moderate the page.

    You also will be asked to monitor emails in our PonyCon email account on a near-daily basis, answering some queries and redirecting others appropriately. The frequency of the communications naturally increases the closer we get to the convention. During the convention, you will be required to post some updates - such as competition results or event updates - on social media.

    You will be asked to assist at PonyCon itself with more general roles too, such as helping to set up, sell merchandise or raffle tickets, run easy events and maybe more.

    We ask you to be online regularly - best daily - to check in on the forum/committee room and take part in discussions there.
    You also will be asked to respond to emails in our PonyCon email account (not daily, but on a regular base too)

    Events Assistant
    As an Events Assistant, you will be a full member of the UK PonyCon committee and you will assist the Chair/Events-Coordinator in making sure that we have an exciting and packed events timetable which fits the 2018 theme and caters for all attendees. In the run up to the convention you'll need to think of new and exciting events for us, supporting the team and organising everything needed for those events including preparing requirements for volunteers and equipment.

    You'll work with the Communications Lead to share details of our events beforehand, writing descriptions of events and games to help build the convention hype. As part of your role you may be required to organise panels and look after our panelists.

    On the weekend itself, you'll help to oversee and even run some events yourself, ensuring that the schedule is executed smoothly.

    We ask you to be online regularly - best daily - to check in on the forum/committee room and take part in discussions there.
    You also will be asked to respond to emails in our PonyCon email account (not daily, but on a regular base too).


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    Please pm me, pinkkittywinks with your application, you must title your pm with the position that you are applying for. I will accept applications for the next few weeks starting from 9th December 2017 until 6th January 2018 with a view to a cooling off period of one week for “rooming in” new committee members.

    I want to take this chance to remind you that being a committee member is hard work, but also extremely rewarding! You will have all the responsibility of a job and must be prepared to work hard and pitch in throughout the year as well as during the convention.

    Love pkw xxx
     
    #1 pinkkittywinks, 9 December 2017
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  2. daisyd

    daisyd Honorary Pony

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm awake (as usual) so would just like to post a small reminder on PKW's behalf.

    The deadline for applications is six days away. If you wish to apply, and have not yet done so, then time is running out!

    Please read and follow the instructions in the above post for details of the positions we need to fill, and how to apply.

    Wse love running PonyCon, and in order to make each year better, we need a bigger team year on year. Without all our great attendees, there is no point holding a con. Equally, without a strong team behind the con, it becomes harder to meet everybody's expectations for a good con.

    Basically, WE WANT YOU. Yes you, even you there at the beack :D


    Thank you. Have a great New Year, everyone!
     
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  3. pinkkittywinks

    pinkkittywinks Princess Kittywinks

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    Applications are now closed :)

    Love pkw xxx
     

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