by Alex Benepe | December 19th, 2011
Do you love World Cup? Do you think you can help make it even better? The IQA is assembling – farther in advance than ever – a volunteer national organizing team for World Cup VI to work closely with the local organizing group for whichever team/city wins the bid.
Photo by Hannah Lindgren
Ideal candidates must be dedicated, quidditch-loving individuals with event organizing experience, willing to make a year and a half commitment. There is no requirement for location – everyone will work and communicate via email and video conference – but all must be willing to take initiative and able to work with a team, while also being self-sufficient and task-oriented.
The IQA will be selecting applicants with a range of skills focused around event organizing. Priority will be given to those experienced with organizing quidditch tournaments, but any sports events, parties, conventions, concerts, and so on are applicable. Additional skills in budget management and financing, scheduling, personnel management, general leadership, fundraising, grantwriting, PR and promotions, are all ideal.
If selected, please be aware that this job will be 10-20 hours a week in the months preparing for the event, and possibly more as the event gets closer.
Most importantly, the IQA seeks members who will make this one of their biggest priorities for the next year and a half. We do not seek multi-taskers and over-achievers who are presidents of five other clubs at the same time. Applicants do not have to be college-aged.
Some members may need to make at least one trip to the event site during the bidding process (January – April 2011) and all members will be expected to arrive at least 1-2 weeks in advance of the World Cup in April 2013 (transportation and accommodations provided by the IQA).
To apply, please fill out this form and send your resume, with cover letter and list of references, to email@example.com.
The cover letter should explain why you would be a good candidate for the team (please avoid repeating all of the information that is on your resume), and why you want to be on the team. Letters of recommendation are optional, but encouraged.
We are taking applications through January 8.