SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Get Involved

Did you know that Houston SCBWI is completely run by volunteers? If you’re interested in donating your time and talents to our chapter, please read the following descriptions of currently open positions. You can apply by filling out a short questionnaire. Volunteer positions are open to friends of Houston SCBWI; however, preference will be given to those with SCBWI memberships. Selections will be made by the Regional Team. Please direct any questions to Meghan Senkel, Regional Advisor, at houston-ra@scbwi.org.

 

Positions will remain open until filled 

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2020 Conference Committee Positions

Silent Auction Committee Chair

Who:    A self starter who’s detail- & organization-focused, and not afraid of a spreadsheet. Must be able to work within the Google Docs/Sheets environment online and be comfortable with emailing as the primary form of Committee communication. Pluses include: outgoing personality for making donation requests, a spare room/space for storing donated items (hopefully not in a flood zone!), and the ability to regularly attend monthly Conference Committee meetings.

What:    Main point of contact for the Silent Auction with the Conference Committee, reports directly to the Executive Committee and the Regional Advisor; oversees approximately 3-4 committee members; responsible for overseeing the collection and safe-keeping of donated items, sending thank-yous, and the overall management of the auction during the conference, including set-up and display of auction items with bid sheets, payment/money handling, distribution of won items, record keeping, and securing valuables/cash at the conference venue.

When:    Time commitment is on-going throughout the year, with the slowest periods being in the few months after the conference and the highest activity likely being in the 3-4 months prior to the conference and the day of the conference. Must be able to attend the conference to set-up, breakdown, and oversee the auction (October 3 & 4, 2020).

 

Chapter Positions

Copy & Print Materials Chair

Who:    A self starter who’s detail-focused. Must be able within/willing to learn the Google Docs/Sheets environment online and be comfortable with emailing as the primary form of Committee communication. Pluses include: a knack for words and the ability to regularly attend monthly Conference Committee meetings (currently on Zoom).

What:    Helps to develop clear and concise language for our conference website and physical hand outs. Writes & updates copy and event details for conference web page and conference program & folders. Prints conference program and stuffs folders. Prints and stuff name badges. Prints critique times for all attendees onto labels and stick into corresponding name badge.

When:    Time commitment is typically in the first two quarters of the year, with additional work (printing) usually occurring 4-6 weeks prior to the conference.

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