MUMS Elections 2020/2021

Its MUMS Election time!

The time has come to open up elections for the 2020/21 committee. Want to make a difference in MUMS next year? Have you got lots of ideas and keen on sprucing up your CV? Now is your chance to stand for a position in the most ambitious and creative music society in the country.

Applications are now open for the following positions:

  • President (x1)
  • Secretary (x1)
  • Treasurer (x1)
  • Publicity Officer (x1)
  • Social Secretary (x2)
  • General Member (x3)

Details about each position - and contact information for any questions regarding the role - can be found further below. You may only apply for one position (in this round).

It is important to note that further roles will be available later in the semester: Vice-President, Communications Manager, Head Concert Manager, Concert Managers (x8), Ensemble Managers (MUWO, MUSO, MUBB and UMBB, x2), Programming Managers, Personnel Managers, Librarians and PR Design. These will be held in a further round, and are interviewed (by the current and new President, in addition to the respective current-holders of each role). Please keep an eye out for these should you be interested, as they will take place later in the semester. 

Details about the election process this year:

All those wishing to apply for the first round of positions must do so by Wednesday 5th February at midday: to apply, email Guy at  president@mumusicsociety.co.uk detailing which position you are applying for, and the manifesto/poster you wish to be used for your application.

The election itself will be taking place this year on Wednesday 12th February, (09:00 - 21:00).

  • ​You may only apply for a position if you are a MUMS member. 
  • You may share manifestos/posters only after Wednesday 5th February - via MUMS Updates.
  • You will only be able to vote if you are a registered MUMS member. The voting process, as in the past, will be done online: all MUMS members will receive an e-poll card to fill out with their chosen candidates. You will not be able to sign up to MUMS on the day of the election.
  • To run for one of the elected positions - President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, Social Secretary (x2) or General Member (x3) - you will need to provide a single page manifesto / poster which will be available to be seen by all of our members - this can be posted on MUMS Updates in advance of the election, and will be attached to the e-poll card sent out on election day.

A short description of the roles you can stand for can be found below:

President - Guy Lockwood, president@mumusicsociety.co.uk

The president of MUMS oversees and guides the society from an artistic, financial and logistical position, and are the public face of the society. They have overall responsibility for the society, and must have a passion for improving the quality of practical music making at the University of Manchester.

Secretary - Phoebe Hewitt, secretary@mumusicsociety.co.uk

The secretary is the general administrator of the society, and organises all committee meetings and the AGM. The secretary is responsible for signing up new members, and making sure their details are held correctly in the database. They will also work closely with the Communications Officer to ensure that information about our concerts and events reach as wide an audience as possible.

Treasurer - Jonny Reynolds, treasurer@mumusicsociety.co.uk

The treasurer maintains the MUMS accounts and books, by keeping all records of transactions and reconciling with bank statements. They also have to submit applications for funding / sponsorship, pay lots of invoices, and produce budgets so that Publicity and the Programming team can hire music and produce flyers / programmes etc.

Social Secretary (x2) - Simon Kelly & Emily Camburn, socials-2019@mumusicsociety.co.uk

The social secretaries organise the Christmas and Summer Balls, and as many other socials as they can! As well as organising the socials, the secretaries will also have to promote them, and also work with the treasurer to ensure socials help raise money for the society.

Publicity Officer - Luca Hughes-Piper, publicity@mumusicsociety.co.uk 

The publicity officer is responsible for putting together a team of designers to produce the posters and flyers that advertise all of MUMS concerts and socials. They will need to organise photo-shoots for soloists if necessary, and work closely with the Programming Team to ensure all material is produced accurately and quickly once concert programmes are confirmed.

General Member (x3) - George Bingham, Harry Dichmont & Harrison Perkins, general.members-2019@mumusicsociety.co.uk

The general members work on many projects in the MUMS calendar, from organising the Grade1athon, to Hoodies and helping the Vice-President organise the MUMS tour. General Members also provide an extra pair of hands signing up new members, and helping the Publicity Officer distribute marketing material.