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Job Opening – Society Marshal

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Society Marshal

The position of Society Marshal will soon be open. Candidates must apply in writing to the Board of Directors. This is an unpaid position.

The position entails administrating the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earl Marshals. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board summarizing the martial activities of the Society and of each kingdom. The Society Marshal is also responsible for holding meetings to communicate with the kingdom Earl Marshals.

The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures is essential. The ability to travel is necessary, as well as having a telephone and e-mail. Knowledge of the traditions and history of the Society is required.

Resumes (both professional and medieval, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to the attention of the Board at the SCA Corporate Office, P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Resumes must also be emailed to resumes@sca.org, with a copy to marshal@sca.org

Resumes must be received by April 1, 2015.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Shawn Lindsey (Ritter Asoph Hearts) Society Marshal. He may be reached by phone at 817-822-4303 (please no calls after 9 PM CST), or via email at marshal@sca.org.


Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-30T12:36:29-05:00January 30th, 2015|Society Announcements|

Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan fighters into the Order of the Chivalry

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Greetings,

I felt that the following Advisory Opinion was required in view of the potential for confusion brought to my attention by one or more Kingdom Seneschals; however, in view of continued questions, I would like to amplify the bandwidth as I want everyone to have access to this Advisory Opinion of the rules of the SCA; this advisory opinion is based upon my independent reading of Corpora as presently constituted, a 1999 policy interpretation (by a prior Society Seneschal) and the affirmance of that position by the Board of Directors in 1999.  As such, I am presenting the following Advisory Opinion for maximum distribution in view of continued questions.  Please be advised that this is not an invitation to further debate; rather, it is a rather simple statement of the state of the Governing Documents of the SCA, i.e. Corpora.  While the final authority regarding Corpora rests with the Board of Directors, the Board is devoted to transparency and in all cases, any change in Corpora must first be put out for comment to the membership prior to any Board action.

Best regards,

A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA, Inc.
(Society Seneschal)


 

January27/2015

Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan fighters into the Order of the Chivalry

Greetings unto Kingdom Seneschals,

After January 17, 2015, I have received inquiries regarding whether a Crown may grant admission to the Order of Chivalry to a rapier or cut-and-thrust fighter.  The following opinion is being disseminated to all Kingdom Seneschals to assist Their Crowns in view of the recent amendment of Corpora by the Board of Directors.

Despite the recent change in the language of the governing documents of the SCA, Inc. thereby removing the “ancillary activity” language from Corpora by the Board of Directors on January 17, 2015, an individual combatant should not be admitted to the Order of Chivalry based upon the combatant’s prowess in the areas of rapier or cut-and-thrust combat; my position is in conformity with the previous policy interpretation of the 1999 policy interpretation by the then Society Seneschal, affirmed by the Board of Directors in 1999, which clearly indicates that only rattan combatants (heavy or armored combatants) are eligible for recognition in the Order of Chivalry.  I have determined that the key controlling factor in answering this question rests in the language of corpora dealing with “tournament combat”, namely:

Article IV. ROYALTY
A. Selection
1. Royal Lists must be conducted at a tournament announced in the kingdom newsletter as being for that purpose. Crowns or Coronets who wish to conduct a royal list in a manner other than individual combat must obtain the prior approval of the Board of Directors.
—as well as–
Article VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES
A. Patents of Arms
4. Patent Orders
The following institutions are established for all kingdoms in the Society. A Patent of Arms may be conferred only upon a person being admitted into one of these orders. Each candidate for a patent order must satisfy the general requirements listed above in A.1., as well as the specific requirements listed here.
a. The Chivalry: (i) The Chivalry consists of two equal parts: Knighthood and Mastery of Arms. No one may belong to both parts of the order at one time. When a member is admitted to the Chivalry by the Sovereign, the choice of which part of the order to join is made by the new member. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat. To become a Knight, the candidate must swear fealty to the Crown of his or her kingdom during the knighting ceremony. Masters of Arms may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so.

It is clear that “tournament” combat in the SCA pertains exclusively to Crown Tournaments and Coronet Tournaments prior to January 15, 2015 and tournament combat is exclusively rattan, heavy, armored combat.  The January 17, 2015 amendment to the governing documents, made by the Board of Directors, is in conformity with this position, namely, the only martial combat that may decide Crown and Coronet Tournaments is rattan combat and this amendment to Corpora is consistent with all of the governing documents of the SCA.

When the Order of Chivalry was created, it was conceived as the peerage whereby the best tournament fighters (both Crown and Coronet Tournaments), i.e. rattan, heavy, armored combat, would be honored with the title of Knight or Master at Arms.  Such has been the case for almost fifty years.  I must conclude that removing the “rapier as an ancillary activity” language or any other additions made by the Board of Directors has no definitive impact on the clear intent of the governing documents.

In 1999 the Society Seneschal (Lee Forgue), was asked by the Crown of the Midrealm for a Corpora interpretation as to whether or not a Crown could Knight a rapier fighter; Lee Forgue as Society Seneschal (circa 1999) responded with an official policy interpretation that was affirmed by the Board of Directors in 1999.  Ms. Forgue’s affirmed interpretation of what was previously Article VII (which is now Article VIII) is noted below in pertinent part:

“My interpretation is that, when Corpora VII.A.4.a.(1).(a) speaks of tournament combat as the prerequisite for admission to the Order of Chivalry, the form of fighting referred to is that variously referred to as armored, heavy, chivalric, or rattan combat or, in the Rules of the Lists (Corpora Appendix B), traditional Society combat, i.e., the form of fighting done wearing substantial armor and using rattan weapons that was totally developed in and for the SCA.”

In view of my own research as well as the prior policy interpretation made by Lee Forgue in 1999 (which was affirmed by the Board of Directors in 1999), I cannot hold otherwise in this opinion even in view of the removal of the “rapier as an ancillary activity” language as there is no evidence that this “ancillary activity” impacts either the 1999 holdings of the Society Seneschal and the Board of Directors, the traditions of the SCA or the other pertinent portions of Corpora including but not limited to Articles IV and VIII.

In the face of nearly 50 years of tradition, the totality of Corpora (i.e. the governing documents of the SCA), the 1999 policy ruling of the Society Seneschal which was affirmed by the Board of Directors in 1999 and my own independent interpretation of Corpora, there is no question that, absent a change in Corpora, a Crown may not grant a rapier fighter into the Order of Chivalry as a Knight or Master at Arms.

Please pass this official advisory opinion on to your respective Crowns.  I know that there has been a lot of confusion recently and I also know that there has been a lot of angry and frustrated feelings in terms of the possibility of an additional peerage; however, nothing truly precious or dear is ever achieved easily.  I have complete confidence in the men and women of the Board who are trying to best serve the individual members of the SCA as well as the future of the SCA.  They are individuals like you and me, who volunteer their time and try to be good stewards of this game that has become such an important aspect of our lives.

When I think about the SCA and how it has affected my life, I know full well that I am a better man because of it and I also know that each of us serves this dream with our hearts, minds and bodies… and the members who volunteer and serve as Board Members are no different than any of us… they want to do what is best for the women and men of the SCA… and they want to give us their very best… and at times, as you know, it is a thankless job.

If either you or Your Crown have any questions, please feel free to contact me by telephone after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at (916) 600-2716.

Very truly yours,

A.J. Pongratz, Esq.
Society Seneschal/V.P. of Operations, SCA, Inc.
(Barone Antonio Giordano da Sicilia, O.P.)

Cc: The Board of Directors
*

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-29T18:02:03-05:00January 29th, 2015|Society Announcements, Society Seneshal's Desk|

Society Archivist – Address Change

The Society Archivist’s PO Box has expired.  If you have any documents to forward, please begin using the address below immediately.
 
Society Archivist
Charles Alderson
Aldred Von Lechsend Aus Froschheim
SCA Archive c/o CT Alderson
22650 Markham ST
Perris, CA 92570
760-401-0446
archivist@sca.org

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-29T01:15:20-05:00January 29th, 2015|Society Announcements|

February 2, 2015 Conference Call

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage matter, the Board of Directors has decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015.  This is not an unusual occurrence.  Conference call meetings are regularly held to help facilitate communication, especially on important issues.  This meeting was scheduled for further discussion of the results, reactions, and information that came forth after the last meeting’s failed vote on the peerage language change. 

 

The Board would like to assure the membership that they are reading all the comments that have been sent to them so far on the issue.  Anyone who would like their opinion heard is encouraged to write the Board at sca-comments@lists.sca.org

 

2015-01-27T15:37:51-05:00January 27th, 2015|BOD Announcements, Society Announcements|

Call for Applicants – Society Chronicler

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Chronicler. The Interim Society Chronicler’s warrant ends in August 2015. In order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the position of Society Chronicler are now being accepted.
The Society Chronicler’s duties include the following:
• Supervision of all Kingdom Newsletters to ensure they adhere to Corporate standards and copyright law
• Maintaining, updating, and enforcing the Society Chronicler’s Policies
• Acting as a resource for Kingdom Chroniclers and all Chroniclers throughout the Society
• Administration of the annual Master William Blackfox awards for excellence in SCA publications
• Regular reporting to the Publications Manager and Board of Directors
The successful candidate should have the following skills/competencies:
• Experience managing a newsletter at the SCA Corporate or Kingdom level
• Extensive familiarity with SCA publications
• Basic familiarity with copyright law, both US and international
• Experience working with publishing software and mailing houses and/or postal systems
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Familiarity with SCA Corporate and Kingdom structure
• Familiarity with electronic publications
• Knowledge of Society Chronicler’s policies and issues currently facing SCA Chroniclers
• Excellent communications skills (written, oral, and electronic) and the ability to work with other Corporate and Society officers and deputies
As the bulk of the management of the office is done electronically, a reliable internet connection is also required.

Applications for the office will be accepted through May 15, 2015, and the successful applicant will be notified before the end of July. Please include both an SCA and a modern resume with three references for each including names and e-mail addresses. Send resumes to resumes@sca.org and pubmanager@sca.org.

 
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-20T23:11:06-05:00January 20th, 2015|Society Announcements|

Board of Directors – Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors would like to thank all those who took the time to attend the First Quarter 2015 meeting in Milpitas, California.

They would like to remind the membership that the Second Quarter 2015 will be taking place in the Middle Kingdom on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati – River Center
10 East Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington Kentucky, 41011.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-19T13:25:12-05:00January 19th, 2015|BOD Announcements, Quarterly Meeting, Society Announcements|

First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership
that the First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow
Saturday, January 17, 2015.

The location is
Mt. Olive Church
1989 E Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, California

Start time is 9:00 a.m.
All members are welcome to attend.
Modern clothing is appreciated.

Please send any questions to ea at sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-16T14:56:57-05:00January 16th, 2015|BOD Announcements, Quarterly Meeting, Society Announcements|

Knowne World Mail Changes

Greetings from the office of the Vice President for Information Management
and Technology for SCA, Inc.

 
Good gentles,

 

The Known World Mail (KWM) service was established by SCA Corporate many
years ago, in a time when mail services were commodities, and not commonly
available without considerable expense. As expected, technologies and market
adoption have both matured over time. Today, free and inexpensive mails
service options from providers like Google, Yahoo, AOL and many others
abound. Of course, as an organization, we have no desire to compete with
such abundant offerings, nor to fail in protecting information members have entrusted to us.

 

 

Given its many years of service, we believe the Known World Mail
service has exceeded its intended lifespan, and are now preparing to
decommission it. This message is intended to serve as notice of this action.

 

 

Users with active KWM mailboxes were previously informed via direct e-mails earlier today.

With the exception of the mail domain supporting the SCA College of Heralds
[heraldry.sca.org], the SCA, Inc. mail server will discontinue hosted mail
operations (e.g. KWM) effective February 1, 2015. Please note: The root mail
domain SCA.ORG was previously migrated to a commercial hosting service and
will not be impacted by this action.

Thank you for allowing us to have served you.

 

 

Thank you,

Michael Schneider
M.Sc. CINS, CCISO, CISSP-ISSEP, CHFI, CEH
Vice-President, Information Management & Technology
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

2015-01-19T17:12:17-05:00January 15th, 2015|Society Announcements|

Membership & Marketplace Announcement

We are pleased to announce the new portals for Membership Management and the Marketplace.  We would encourage you to visit both sites, and see the improvements that have been made.”

https://members.sca.org/apps/#SignIn

https://members.sca.org/apps/#Store

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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2014-11-26T11:25:12-05:00November 26th, 2014|Society Announcements|

BOD Meetings for 2015/2016

By consensus at the Fourth Quarter 2014 Board of Directors Meeting, the following meeting schedule was confirmed for 2015 and 2016:

January 17, 2015
Kingdom of the West
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1989 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA

April 18, 2015
Kingdom of the Middle
Embassy Suites Cincinnati – River Center
10 East Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

July 11, 2015
Kingdom of the West
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1989 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

October 24, 2015
Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Embassy Suites – Pittsburgh – International Airport
550 Cherrington Parkway
Coraopolis PA  15108

2016  – Due to special projects, all 2016 meetings will be held in Milpitas, Ca.
Exact Dates and Locations to follow

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

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2014-11-06T12:15:50-05:00November 6th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Editor for The Complete Anachronist

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Editor for The Compleat Anachronist.

The Compleat Anachronist is a journal published four times a year.  Each issue is approximately 60 pages long and focuses on a single topic relevant to the time period 600 C.E.  to 1600 C.E.  The single-topic format gives readers an opportunity to review a subject in much more detail than Tournaments Illuminated, a Kingdom Arts and Sciences publication, or a local newsletter can provide.

The Editor is responsible for oversight of all aspects of issue production, including recruiting authors and reviewers, manuscript development, as well as submitting quarterly reports to the Board of Directors and the Publications Manager.  A team approach to issue production is encouraged to assist in effective and timely management of the publication.  The Editor may recruit a support staff, including assistant editors, graphic artists, and other assistants.  The Editor needs to either be, or have on staff, a graphic artist with access to and experience with a computer running Quark or InDesign and the ability to export files to high-resolution PDF format.  Contributing authors are generally responsible for providing their own illustrations, photographs or other artwork, but it is helpful for the Editor to develop a pool of artists to assist authors if needed.

Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and strong computer skills.  Professional experience in editing, design, art direction or desktop publishing and prior experience in an SCA chronicler position are desirable, but not required.  The position requires approximately 20 to 35 hours per month (this includes recruiting authors, screening manuscripts, proofreading, layout, correspondence, and online reviewing).  The deadlines to get the finished layout to the printer are 15 December, 15 March, 15 June, and 15 September.  The issues are mailed quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

Reasonable expenses are covered by the Corporation and may include: paper, printer cartridges, stamps, and a post office box.  You will be asked to submit an expense report, with receipts attached, to receive reimbursement.  The Editor also receives a small stipend from the SCA once an issue is completed.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and within the Society, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to:

SCA Inc.

Attn: CA Editor Position

P.O.  Box 360789

Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

 

Electronic copies may also be sent to resumes@sca.org.

Resumes must be received by January 15, 2015.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Gloria Woodard, Publications Manager, at 804-243-6874, or pubmanager@sca.org.

2014-10-11T14:43:52-04:00October 11th, 2014|Society Announcements|

The SCA is Now on AmazonSmile!

Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products.  Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?

Here’s how:  Go to smile.amazon.com.  Sign into your account and a “pop up” page will appear. On the right side of the page, at the bottom is a “search” window.  Type in: Society for Creative Anachronism and click the search button.  Click on the top one and you are done.  Your donations will be automatic for any purchase within the Amazon Smile program (which is most merchandise). You can also use the following link.     http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1698556

 

Amazon donates 0.5% of each purchase to the non-profit organizations of your choice and the Society for Creative Anachronism is one of those organizations.  This is a painless way to support our organization.  These donations will be deposited quarterly from the AmazonSmile Foundation into a separate SCA corporate account dedicated for these donations.

If you had completed the steps above prior to the full connection of the SCA to AmazonSmile on May 12th, you should repeat the process outlined above to ensure the directed donations.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?
The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
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Box 360789
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2014-07-28T15:25:19-04:00July 28th, 2014|Society Announcements|

SCA Audit Team

The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA.  We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings. The audit will not encompass any of the SCA subsidiaries, afffiliates nor non-US groups.  Documents and records will be requested from US kingdoms or local groups to satisfy this audit.  There will be a specified timeframe for providing the documents for the audit, as the cost of this audit is dependent on the length of time involved. Leading the SCA Audit team will be Mazelle Attiya, former SCA Treasurer and Society Exchequer.  Mazelle will work closely with the Boman Accounting Group, and will be the Corporate interface with the Kingdoms and local groups.  The Corporate Treasurer, the Society Exchequer and Renee Signorotti are advisors on the SCA Audit team. We thank you in advance for helping our organization through this excellent exercise in evaluating all of the financial processes used throughout the SCA.
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2014-07-28T15:23:01-04:00July 28th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Proof of Membership for Pennsic

July 25, 2014

 

Please remember to take your membership card or Proof of Membership Letter to Pennsic!!!

 

The SCA has a new online database system, and you will need to log in to access your membership by using

Your User ID – Membership Number

Password – first initial and full last name (all lower case) i.e. msmith

 

If you’ve forgotten your membership card & you are at Pennsic Troll this weekend, you will need to call the Corporate Office from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday July 25th or Saturday, July 26th.  The office phone number is (800) 789-7486.

 

Normal office hours are MondayThursday, 6:30 a.m. PDT – 4:00 PDT.

 

The office will not be open next weekend.

 

We hope that you have a great trip.

 

Renee Signorotti & Theresa Anderson
SCA Corporate Office
membership@sca.org
(800) 789-7486 ext. 203

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
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2014-07-28T15:20:19-04:00July 25th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Society Seneschal

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations. Leslie Vaughn writes:  The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty-two hours per week .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee directly and indirectly the planning and implementation of all game side activities.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all investigations
  • Annual review of all direct documentation
  • Interface as a corporate spokesperson for information management
  • Explore, evaluate and create new documentation as needed to ensure a positive game side experience
  • Train all direct reports and indirectly assist with the training of subsequent staff
  • Report as instructed within all timelines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • All other tasks as assigned

General Requirements:

  • Management experience with both volunteers and employees preferred
  • Ability to connect to internet required
  • Good working knowledge of current SCA corporate documents required
  • Applicants must be available for the four quarterly Board Discussion Sessions per year (typically held on Fridays), held in addition to the four Board meeting days per year (typically on Saturdays). As Thursdays and Sundays tend to be travel days, each applicant must have sixteen days available per year, of which eight are week days. Additional traveling may be required. Availability for up to eight evening conference calls per year (generally starting at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time) is also required.

Resumes (professional and medieval, including awards and titles) must be sent to SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036, or resumes at sca.org, no later than August 30th, 2014.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc. Box 360789 Milpitas, CA 95036

 

You may also email comments at lists.sca.org. This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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2014-04-29T16:29:17-04:00April 29th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Silent Herald Deputy Applications Sought

From Laurel King of Arms: Silent Herald Deputy Applications Sought

In order to encourage and promote the use and equality of Silent Heraldry at all courts and events in which the entire populace attends, and to assist the silent heralds in their dealings with the Crown, the Silent Heraldry Deputy of Laurel Sovereign of Arms coordinates efforts and communication throughout the SCA. Silent Heralds in the Society are heralds who express auditory information into visual and/or tactile information used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

This deputy is tasked with the following duties, plus other such tasks as assigned by Laurel:

Working with Kingdoms to improve the organization of silent heraldry and its integration with other court and event heralds.

Working with Kingdoms and Laurel to improve education regarding silent heraldry, both for silent heralds themselves and the general populace.

Acting as a resource for silent herald programs.

Preparing quarterly reports to Laurel on the status of such programs.

Please email your resume (SCA and modern if appropriate) as well as a short description of your experience related to this job to Laurel at laurel@heraldry.sca.org. The application period ends on May 15, 2014, with the decision being made immediately thereafter.


Gabriel Kjotvason
Laurel King of Arms
laurel@heraldry.sca.org
herald@sca.org

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2014-04-29T16:25:58-04:00April 16th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms

The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to bids@heraldry.sca.org and resumes@sca,org. Resumes must be received by June 1, 2014. The present Laurel’s warrant expires in September 2014. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College.

Gabriel Kjotvason
Laurel King of Arms
laurel@heraldry.sca.org
herald@sca.org

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2014-04-29T16:26:30-04:00April 6th, 2014|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Vice President for Information Technology

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Vice President for Information Technology, for a three-year term beginning April 12, 2014. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies. The position is reports directly to the President and indirectly to the Vice President of Operations and to the Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

The Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) leads a team of volunteers who maintain and manage the SCA’s Internet servers for web, email, and related infrastructure services. The VPIT team manages the SCA’s Internet domains, SSL certificates, the technical aspects of e-commerce clearinghouse services, and similar aspects of the corporation’s online identity. The VPIT may also lead and direct external paid contractors for specific business critical projects or administrative duties.

This position requires specific project management, interpersonal and technical skills, including the following:

· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing, including documents and announcements that will be released for public perusal. This position also requires four detailed quarterly reports plus to the President and the Board, plus an annual (Domesday) report.

· Ability to interact constructively with non-technical clients who use the SCA’s online services, including Society officers, Board members, and the SCA’s corporate office team.

· Ability to lead a team of technical volunteers and/or paid contractors to support and enhance the SCA’s Internet capabilities.

· Ability to interact with the Corporate Treasurer, Society Exchequer, Society Chronicler, Society Web Minister, and other corporate level officers to advise on policy issues related to information technology.

· Familiarity with the software components and technologies used on the SCA servers. The main components include a variety of technologies with Linux, Apache, GNU, and PHP among them.

· Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of highly sensitive information.

Qualified applicants should have a technical college degree and at least ten years of experience in project management and information technology, or equivalent. Reliable high-speed Internet access, including while traveling, is essential, and ownership of a laptop computer is highly desirable.

The Vice President for Information Technology leads and/or implements strategic projects on a largely self-directed basis or as requested by Society officers or the Board. He or she also will direct a technical team that corrects problems on the SCA servers, sometimes on an emergency basis.

The SCA Information Technology team receives multiple daily reports from the servers, including status of important software systems, e-commerce summaries, and security bulletins. These reports need to be monitored on a daily or near-daily basis.

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2014-04-29T16:27:05-04:00November 29th, 2013|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Gulf Wars Deputy Exchequer.

Gulf Wars is seeking an individual willing to serve as a Deputy Exchequer for one year, then as the Gulf War Exchequer for the next two years with a final year as the Emergency Deputy. This position starts on or about February 1, 2014. The deputy will replace the current Gulf Wars Exchequer after August 1, 2014.

 

Requirements include the ability to arrive the Friday before the War and stay late the Monday after the War. Applicant must have internet and email capability along with knowledge of Excel and Exchequer experience in the SCA, especially doing quarterly reports. Gulf War volunteer work is desired. A local branch of Bancorp South and/or Region’s bank would be helpful.

 

As indicated – this is a four-year position with the first year (starting August 1, 2014) as Deputy Gulf Wars Exchequer and the next two years as the Gulf War Exchequer. The final year will be as the Emergency Deputy to the incoming Gulf Wars Exchequer. This position is a warranted deputy to the Society Exchequer.

 

All interested applicants should send both their modern and SCA resumes to Genevieve McCullum de Caen, the Gulf Wars Exchequer at exchequer@gulfwars.org and the Society Exchequer at exchequer@sca.org. The Gulf Wars Financial Committee and the Society Exchequer will review all applications.

 

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2014

 

In Service,

 

Baroness Genevieve McCullum de Caen

Exchequer, Gulf Wars 22, 23
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2014-04-29T16:27:41-04:00October 28th, 2013|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Office fo Society Rapier Marshal

The Office of Society Rapier Marshal, a deputy to the Society Earl Marshal, is open for applications. Please send resumes (modern, SCA and rapier) to the the Society Earl Marshal at marshal@sca.org. The deadline for resumes is September 1, 2013.Warmest thanks go to the outgoing Society Rapier Marshal Baroness Eyrny for her service to the Rapier community and to the Society. Her efforts leave the rapier community a stronger and more vibrant place.

 

As a side note, until the office is filled permenently, Don Tristan von Heidleberg will be stepping in as interim Society Rapier Marshal to handle any issues that arise.

 

Ritter Asoph Hearts, OP

Society Earl Marshal

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2014-04-29T16:28:41-04:00July 22nd, 2013|Society Announcements|

Position Available – Pelican Sovereign of Arms

After three years of service as Pelican Queen of Arms, Juliana de Luna wants to retire from that job in January 2014. Therefore, we’re looking for a successor to take up the reins (reigns?) and become the Pelican Sovereign of Arms.

If you are interested, please see the below job description and send a letter of interest and your resumé to bids@heraldry.sca.org by Saturday, August 31, 2013. If you have questions about the job, please contact Juliana at pelican@heraldry.sca.org or myself at laurel@heraldry.sca.org

Pelican Sovereign of Arms

The Pelican Sovereign of Arms is an educational deputy of the Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms, responsible for the consideration of and decisions concerning names submitted for registration by the College of Arms.

Pelican is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, onomastic knowledge, research and reasoning ability, a clear understanding of the Standards for Evaluation and past Laurel rulings, the ability to write clearly and succinctly, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Laurel and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel. Access to a good research library is desirable but not required. Given the current structure of the office, a high-speed internet connection is useful but it is not required.

Resumés must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel at the address at the top of this Cover Letter and electronically to bids@heraldry.sca.org. The electronic applications will be posted on OSCAR with addresses and other contact information stripped from them. Resumés must be received by Saturday, August 31, 2013, with an expected start date of January 2014.


Gabriel Kjotvason
Laurel King of Arms
laurel@heraldry.sca.org
herald@sca.org

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2013-12-07T23:18:56-05:00June 13th, 2013|Society Announcements|

Position Available: Society Minister of Arts & Sciences

The Society Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. His/her duties include coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study. The Minister also assists the Chronicler of the Society and the editors of Society publications in confirming the validity of research presented to the membership. Duties include:

 

  • · Coordinating the reports and monitoring the efforts of kingdom MoAS.
  • · Working closely with other Society level officers to promote, encourage and advance the Arts and Sciences within the Society.
  • · To attend at least two society wide events per year, this can include interkingdom wars and/or Known World Arts and Science events.
  • · Act as a resource guide and referral service for persons looking for experts or information in a field of study pertaining to the Arts and Sciences within the context of the SCA.
  • · Review and approve applications for Known World Events in accordance to the guidelines outlined in the Seneschal Policy.
  • · Work with the Kingdom Officers and make sure all A&S needs are met.
  • · Produce reports on a quarterly basis to present to the Board of Directors.
  • · Performing other duties assigned by the Board or Society Seneschal as directed.

 

Successful candidates for this position should be able to travel to other Kingdoms as necessary, and have easy access to phone, mail, and reliable e-mail. An applicant must be a paid member of the Society, and must be able to meet quarterly reporting deadlines in a timely manner.

 

This position presents the opportunity to help preserve the rich traditions of the Society, and assure its future by assisting in the maintenance and promotion of the teaching and learning culture of the society

 

As the SCA is the largest historic recreation organization in the world, with over 50,000 participants across the globe, the successful candidate will be assuming a role which not only offers the opportunity to grow the SCA, but to obtain significant professional experience, despite it being an unpaid position.

 

Please send both SCA and modern professional resumes to: resumes@sca.org and moas@sca.org, no later than August 1, 2013.
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2013-12-07T23:19:14-05:00June 8th, 2013|Society Announcements|
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