VRAF Seeking Workshop and Publicity Liaisons

Interested in getting involved with the Visual Resources Association Foundation? Look no further! Apply to the Junior Workshop Liaison or Publicity Chair!

The Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management and is generously sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Now in its second year, the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team seeks new members for the positions of Junior Workshop Liaison and Publicity Liaison. Joining the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team offers career development over the course of three years, as you progress through the Workshop Liaison positions to Workshop Coordinator. Perfect for developing your skill set–including project management, communication, educational programming, and grant writing–and networking with visual resources professionals. The Publicity Liaison position is for one year, with an option to renew for a second. You’ll help us develop messaging and market each workshop to the fullest via listserv, email, and social media.

For full position descriptions, please see the VRAF website. Please send resume or CV to the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team, vraf.rwit@gmail.com, by July 10, 2019.

VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team

The VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. The Workshop Coordinator and Workshop Liaisons will serve for three years (see exception, outlined below), with the Senior Workshop Liaison moving up to take the Workshop Coordinator position, the Junior Workshop Liaison moving up to take the Senior Workshop Liaison, and the Workshop Coordinator cycling off the team. All other positions will serve two-year terms.  

2019-2020

  • Workshop Coordinator: Sonya Coleman
  • Sr. Workshop Liaison: Meghan Rubenstein
  • Jr. Workshop Liaison: open
  • Publicity Liaison: open

Advisory Board (4 people): Marsha Taichman, Chris Strasbaugh, Maureen Burns, +1 TBD and the VRAF Liaison: Beth Haas

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Workshop Coordinator
Takes overall responsibility for the VRAF Regional Workshop Project Implementation Team, including oversight of the work of the workshop liaisons, and other team members. Manages host site selection process, curriculum development, and instructor recruitment. Takes lead on reporting to granting organizations and grant applications (such as the Kress grant).  

Workshop Liaisons (Senior + Junior) – Junior Position OPEN!
Responsible for developing and implementing the workshop timeline, including managing registration in conjunction with the VRAF Treasurer; working with local hosts to facilitate classroom arrangements and catering; communicating with the instructor regarding curriculum, travel + accommodations, and reimbursement procedures; facilitating post-workshop evaluation.

Publicity Liaison – OPEN!
Responsible taking the lead on all publicity for the workshops, including with workshop liaisons and local hosts to develop messaging, a website presence, and a robust publicity distribution plan. Works with local hosts to determine what role they will play in enacting the publicity plan, with ultimate responsibility for seeing through its implementation.  

VRAF Liaison
Responsible for communications between the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team and the VRAF Board. Participates in Implementation Team meetings as necessary or advisable. In the event of the resignation of the Workshop Coordinator, the VRAF Liaison will take the lead on managing the Implementation Team until a suitable replacement is found.  

Advisory Board Member
Based on their experience, offer support and advice to the Implementation Team to help develop the workshop roster, identify educational needs in the field, and select appropriate instructors.

Contact
Please contact the Regional Workshop Implementation Team at vraf.rwit@gmail.com. To inquire about an open position, send resume or CV and letter of interest.

In addition to the 4 regional workshops, VRAF be piloting webinars next year. To learn more about VRAF Regional Workshops click here.

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