Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NAMHSA Seeks a 2016 NAN Head Steward

NAMHSA Seeks a 2016 NAN Head Steward


Would you be willing to help organize and run the largest and most prestigious model horse show in North America? Do you want to serve your fellow hobbyists in an essential capacity? Are you organized, responsible and able to commit to attending NAN 2016? Then please consider applying for the position of NAN Head Steward.

NAN 2016 will be conducted July 19-21, 2016 in Lexington, KY. The Head Steward must be present all three days of NAN. Both before and during the event, the NAN Head Steward will coordinate with the NAN Chairs and NAN Registrar to ensure that the show runs smoothly.

The duties of the NAN Head Steward include (but are not limited to):
1) Arrive early (before doors open to the showers) each day, gather stewards, and conduct steward meeting.
2) Assign stewards to rings as appropriate. Explain flow of classes, calls to rings, location of class/judges sheets, verifying correct entries, judge assignment, result sheets collected and taken to Registrar. Walk stewards through all steps.
3) Monitor rings to confirm stewards are present and have no issues.
4) Answer basic questions from stewards, judges, and entrants as appropriate.
5) Refer any additional questions/issues to NAN Chair(s) as needed.
6) Transfer models remaining in rings to pony pound after announcements concerning end of prior class.
7) Enforce "no pictures" rule during actual judging of classes.
8) Remind judges (frequently) of no talking policy while they have clipboards.
9) Assist stewards in maintaining separation between judges and entrants/spectators while classes are being judged.
10) Supervise ribbon/awards tables as needed.
11) Submit a full recap of NAN from this position - what was done that was new, what worked, what did not work, and suggestions for the future.

Please note: The NAN Head Steward must have knowledge of model horse showing processes and specifically must have prior experience attending and/or volunteering at NAN within the last five years. The time commitment for this position starts when hired by the Board of Directors and concludes after all NAN related tasks are finished after NAN is over. The time commitment is most intense from May until NAN. The NAN Head Steward WILL NOT be able to show at NAN. There is a maximum stipend of $300 for this position (plus $10 for lunch each day for all three days of NAN), which will only be paid after NAN 2016 upon successful completion of all tasks and obligations and may be may be reduced if specific duties before, during, or after NAN are not executed to the Board's satisfaction.

If you are interested in being the 2016 NAN Head Steward, please fill out the form on our Volunteer page by February 6th, 2016.

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