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Nature Group Chairman

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 7 individuals with 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 Group - Audio Visual, Contemporary, Digital, Nature 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 Nature Division Chairman

This position is Chair of the Nature Group, which is an Executive Director position in the Society.

Nature Group promotes the advancement of all aspects of Nature photography. To be a part of this group, the member is encouraged to have knowledge of the definition of Nature Photography as well as the Nature Code of Conduct.

A full Policies and Procedures Manual is available to assist the applicant in this position. Additionally, support will be provided by the Management Team and Business Manager.

Primarily the applicant will need to:

  • Uphold the Constitution of the Society.
  • Strive to continually improve the organisation's policy, activities and administration.
  • Represent the Society to the outside world.

The applicant will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for the conduct of Nature Group.
  • Convene monthly meetings (in the form of email discussion) of Nature Group Council members to consider and make decisions about matters raised by any Councillor.
  • Make decisions alone if necessary.
  • Make recommendation to the Managment Committee whenever any matter is considered by the Nature Group Council.
  • Allocate tasks to Councillors and encourage them to undertake those tasks.
  • Express appreciation to Councillors who complete allocated tasks.
  • Present Nature Group segment at each APSCON, if in attendance.
  • Convene, or organise, a meeting of Nature Division members during each APSCON.
  • Prepare material for the Office to email to all Nature Group members from time to time regarding particular services or events.
  • Respond to enquiries received from Nature Group members, or refer them to other more appropriate material.
  • Prepare a budget for the Nature Group each year.
  • Authorise expenditure of funds allocated to the Group from the overall APS budget.
  • Periodically update the information on the Nature Group page of the website through the Web Manager.
  • Have computer and internet access and be prepared to use it for communication between the Management Team (both email and web).

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.
  • Good standing in the community.

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

If you wish, please view the APS Constitution here.