by Alicia Radford | November 1st, 2012
The IQA Game Play Department is looking to add members to its rules team. Rules team members have the opportunity to help update the current quidditch rulebook to be the best that it can be. Members will collect, propose, debate, test, and approve new rule wording.
Applicants to the rules team should be prepared for a serious commitment. Members will be expected to remain abreast of current trends in quidditch and stay involved with quidditch throughout their tenure. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of English, rules creation or interpretation, and quidditch.
Key duties & responsibilities
- Remain abreast of current rules issues among IQA teams
- Check the rules team forum daily and contribute a substantial opinion on each rules issue
- Participate in rules team Skype calls and meetings, as circumstances warrant
- Point out rules discrepancies and propose rules changes as necessary
Required knowledge, skills, & abilities
- Have experience at major quidditch tournaments
- Have been involved in quidditch for at least one year
- Have experience in other sports and know the rules thereof
- Have excellent critical reading, writing, and comprehension skills
- Have attended at least one World Cup
- Have at least two years of quidditch experience as a player, coach, or referee
- Have prior experience in officiating or composing rules
- Really, really know what they are talking about
Referee development team
The Game Play Department is also looking to add members to its referee development team (RDT). Anyone is welcome to apply, although the RDT is looking specifically for more representation from the American South region and outside North America.
- Members of the referee program will be expected to volunteer at least five hours per week, including a weekly Skype meeting that lasts approximately three hours, continuing discussion throughout the week amongst the group, and traveling to nearby tournaments to administer certification on weekends.
- Continually update and reword the IQA Referee Qualifying Written Test
- Each RDT member will be assigned a field at World Cup VI to assign and direct the refs on that field for the entire tournament (you can appoint an assistant to run the field in your stead if you have to leave your field to be with your team on another field).
- “Some travel may be requested.” This is what the original application said. We find it too funny and ironic to delete. You have to be able to travel to tournaments on weekends, even if your team might not be going.
- Tolerate Clay Dockery being mean to you.
- Enjoy Clay Dockery being mean to everyone else.
- Understand that Clay Dockery is actually a great guy, even though he occasionally has bouts of Claynger.
- Be a part of one of the hardest working and most fun subgroups in the IQA. We made a tagline for ourselves: “We Rule.” (Get it??)
- A thorough knowledge of IQA Rulebook 6
- Head referee experience in IQA matches
- The ability to travel to the closest tournaments to you on weekends, sometimes with your team, but sometimes without
- A keen eye for the qualities that it takes to be an IQA certified referee. One of the most important aspects of being an RDT member is being able to administer a strict but fair field test
- Significant quidditch playing experience
- Officiating experience from another sport
- Athletic experience from another sport
- Attendance at IQA World Cup V
- Extensive experience as an assistant (bludger, snitch, or goal) referee at an official IQA tournament such as Regionals or World Cup
- Extensive experience as a head referee, especially at an official IQA tournament such as Regionals or World Cup
- Refereeing experience in multiple regions
- Certification and/or awards from an international, national, state, or regional referee program in another sport
- Great pun-making skills
In order to apply, you must send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2012.