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A quick overview of the management structure of the Australian Photographic Society

The Management Team is a two tiered system of governance.

The Management Committee (MC) comprises of up to 7 individuals with voting rights and up to 19 Executive Directors (ED) that do not have voting rights. All members of this MC team are encouraged to participate in full discussion in the general meetings.

The MC comprises of an Executive Committee - President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President and Immediate Past President. The other 3 positions are General Members. It is anticipated the General Members will have a portfolio.

The Society has 6 Groups - Audio Visual, Contemporary, Digital, Nature, Print and Youth. Each Group Chairman has automatic placement as an ED. The MC may constitute subcommittees at any time and may, at their discretion, give the Chairman of the Subcommittee a place on the ED.

Download the Nomination Form here

Position of President

The primary duty of the President of the Australian Photographic Society is to ensure the succesful functioning of the organisation and the attainment of its objectives. This position can not be held for more than two consecutive terms (each term consisting of two years).

Primarily the applicant will need to:

  • Uphold the Constitution of the Society.
  • Act as Chair at all general meetings and the AGM.
  • Ensure meetings are properly convened.
  • Strive to continually improve the organisation's policy, activities and administration. This will require full cooperation with all office bearers.
  • Ensure the correct functioning of all office bearers and any subcommittees.
  • Represent the Society to the outside world, including public speaking at APSCON and other places, when invited.
  • Act, subject to expressed or implied instructions, on behalf of the organsation and its committee in the interval between meetings.
  • Perform the customary courtesies, including thanking office bearers and other helpers as well as making new members feel welcome.
  • Sound out suitable persons as to their willingness to stand for office or other capacities.
  • Liase on a twice weekly (at least) basis with the APS Office.
  • Answer all correspondence; write letters of congratulations, condolence, ‘get well’, or delegate someone to do this for you.
  • Write the President’s column for the APS website every two months.
  • Actively review the draft of the Minutes each month. Make decisions on whether Motions are for voting or discussion.
  • Receive membership reports and Finance reports from the Secretary and Treasurer. Be aware of any changes.

Please consider if you have:

  • Adequate time to this position justice.
  • A genuine interest in voluntary committee work.
  • A genuine interest in the objectives of the Society.
  • An independent mind.
  • The ability to make decisions based on principles rather than on personalities.
  • Some background knowledge of the Society.
  • The integrity to deal properly with any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Good standing in the community.

The Australian Photographic Society Management Team looks forward to your application. If you have any further enquiries, please contact the The Secretary who will lead you in the right direction.

Please download the Nomination Form and forward to:

The Secratary PO BOX 79, ERMINGTON NSW 1700

Alternatively, you may wish to scan your form and email to the The Secretary.

If you wish, please view the APS Constitution here.