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BrUNIMA seeks Committee Members

Due to a recent restructuring of the Executive Committee of British UNIMA (the national centre of the UNESCO-affiliated international puppet organisation in the UK), there are three openings on the Committee. The Committee would welcome expressions of interest in joining the Committee in the capacity of:

1. Membership Secretary. The function of this Officer of the Association will be to keep up to date the database of current members, collect dues and send out due reminders as needed, and promote the organisation to increase membership. The Membership Secretary will work closely with the Honorary Treasurer. There is a possibility of a modest annual honorarium for taking on this post.

2. Executive Committee member representing Youth. This Committee member will be responsible for gathering and disseminating international news related to how young people are involved in puppetry and how puppetry is being kept relevant to young people globally, in line with the activities of the Youth Commission of UNIMA (https://www.unima.org/en/commission/youth/). The member would be expected to promote UNIMA and take on normal functions of a member of the Committee as well. This is an honorary post, and no payment is involved.

3. Executive Committee member representing Cooperation. This Committee member will be responsible for gathering and disseminating international news related to how puppetry is being affected by catastrophic situations, encompassing disasters caused by weather or climate, industrial, political or social situations of extreme distress. The member will work closely with Cariad Astles, in her capacity as a member of the Cooperation Commission of UNIMA (https://www.unima.org/en/commission/cooperation/ ). The member would be expected to promote UNIMA and take on normal functions of a member of the Committee as well. This is
an honorary post, and no payment is involved.

Questions or expressions of interest should be sent by 15 August 2017 to the Chair of BrUNIMA, Dr Jeremy Bidgood (chair@unima.org.uk) and include a statement of 100-300 words about why candidates feel they would be suitable for one of the above posts, plus a CV.

For further information on BrUNIMA, including BrUNIMA’s magazine Puppet Notebook, see our website (http://unima.org.uk/) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BritishUNIMA/).



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