Unto the Kingdom of Æthelmearc does The Honorable Lady Aine O’Muirghesan, Kingdom Chronicler, send greetings.
My term as Kingdom Chronicler ends in November. I am planning to seek a second term.
Being Æthelmearc Chronicler requires 10-15 hours per month, a working knowledge of desktop publishing software (I use Adobe InDesign, as did my predecessor), and a working computer with some sort of software that can create a 16-page PDF. You also hold a seat on the Kingdom Finance Committee.
If you are interested in serving Æthelmearc in this capacity please send a letter of intent, listing applicable skills, experience and SCA resume to Their Royal Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, the Kingdom Seneschal, and myself by August 15, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I sent out the announcement below ten days ago as a follow up to the earlier one calling for local chroniclers to report in or have their office considered vacant on November 1. This is a problem, as Chronicler is a required office for a group to maintain Baronial status. All chroniclers in Æthelmearc need to report in. This is not optional.
This is the list of chroniclers who have responded.
St. Swithin’s Bog
The chroniclers from the groups listed above have reported in. Thank you
for your prompt responses.
I sent out an email on this announcement list about two weeks ago requiring ALL chroniclers to report in with their contact information, various bits of info etc. and their most recent newsletter in .PDF form so that my successor could have a current list of all active chroniclers. Per my conversations with Their Majesties, and the Kingdom Seneschal any chronicler not reporting in before November first with the
requested information will be deemed inactive, and their replacement sought. The reason for this is simple. For my entire tenure it has been impossible to get a complete list of current and active chroniclers, and I have found that several chronicler listings I have have been out of date for 6 plus years. This is not a problem I want my successor to have to deal with starting out.
To make it easier for people to report in our wonderful Kingdom Webmistress Lady Amalie (of her own initiative) developed a web form seemingly just a few hours after my email came out for me to approve, with everything on it, and implemented the changes I asked and made it live.
I have gotten several emails in response to my email with chroniclers checking in (the 6 who have always been extremely good about checking in, and I thank you folks!) I hate to ask them to re-submit through the form (if you folks don’t mind though it will help put everything in one place if you do) but all of the rest of the chroniclers who have not responded to the last email, if you do not check in and report by November first you will be considered inactive and your office vacant. For those of you representing a Barony that might be a bit of a problem for your seneschal as I believe that Chronicler is still a required officer for a Barony
Master John Michael Thorpe
Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler
A reminder that the deadline to get something to the Kingdom Chronicler for the September issue of the Æstel is 5:00 PM today unless you have specifically contacted me to let me know that I need to hold space for something that is not finished yet.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Milpitas, CA 95036
You may also email email@example.com.
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.