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Digital 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 Groups - 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 Digital Group Chairman

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

The Digital Group is all about 21st Century photography and will help to show you the way to present your photographic images electronically, whether they have been taken with a digital camera or by traditional film that you have scanned into your computer. The computer allows you to take your photography to another level that in days past was only available to the darkroom and experimental worker.

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 The Secretary.

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 Digital Group.
  • Convene monthly meetings (in the form of email discussion) of Digital Group Council members to consider and make decisions about matters raised by any Councillor.
  • Make decisions alone if necessary.
  • Makes recommendation to the Managment Committee whenever any matter is considered by the Digital Group Council.
  • Allocate tasks to Councillors and encourage them to undertake those tasks.
  • Express appreciation to Councillors who complete allocated tasks.
  • Convene panel consideration of nominations for Digital Group Awards.
  • Provide material to the editor of the Digital Group column in Image and the editor of Monitor as necessary to inform Digital Group members.
  • Present Digital Group segment at each APSCON, if in attendance.
  • Convene, or organise, a meeting of Digital Group members during each APSCON.
  • Arrange for a social gathering of Digital Group members at each APSCON.
  • Prepare material for the Office to email to all Digital Group members from time to time regarding particular services or events.
  • Respond to enquiries received from Digital Group members, or refer them to other more appropriate material.
  • Prepare a budget for the Group each year.
  • Authorise expenditure of funds allocated to the Group from the overall APS budget.
  • Periodically update the information on the Digital Group pages 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.