Want to help run MUMS next year? Got a brilliant idea on how to make our concerts even better? Now is your chance to stand!
You can see the current candidates here.
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 - so keep it appropriate! Only current MUMS members are eligible to stand, and all members will be able to vote in the afternoon following the AGM (1st March). All manifestos will need to be submitted by 11:59pm on the 28th February.
Elections for Vice-President will take place later, to give anyone who didn't get their preferred position another chance.
Applications for appointed / interviewed positions (Concert Managers, Communications Officer, Web Administrator, Librarian, Personnel Team & Programming Team) will open soon, but the interviews won't be scheduled until after the elections.
A short description of the roles you can stand for follows and more detail on each role can be found in the MUMS Handbook here. There is also a "Committee Family Tree" that shows how all the roles interact - you can find it here.
If you want to know more about any of the roles, do please just email the current committee member - all the contact details can be found on the committee page.
The president 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.
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.
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, and produce budgets so that Publicity and the Programming team can hire music and produce flyers / programmes etc.
Social Secretary (x2)
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.
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. They will also need to organise flyering teams to promote our concerts (such as outside the Bridgewater Hall).
General Member (x3)
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.