The time has come for me to start the search for my successor. The office turn-over is not until May 2023 but having a successor in place soon gives that person a chance to learn the job and work with me for some months rather than just being dropped into the position.
Applications should include a letter of interest and your SCA and Mundane resume with relevant experience. Please send all applications by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be acceptingapplications until 31 August 2022.
Full details of the Kingdom Seneschal Role are out lined in Corpora, Kingdom Law, The Seneschal’s Handbook, and the Policies and Procedures of Ealdormere.
Job Description according to Kingdom Law:
ARTICLE VII - Duties of the Officers of State
VII-100 The Kingdom Seneschal is the chief administrative officer of the Kingdom and shall act as a signing officer in all contractual matters involving the Kingdom.
VII-101 The Seneschal shall supervise the process of formation and advancement of local branches according to the Laws and operating policies.
VII-102 The Seneschal will ensure that meetings of the Privy Council are conducted in an orderly fashion and that agendas and minutes of the meetings are issued promptly.
VII-103 The Seneschal shall be responsible for reviewing the content of all proposed laws and law changes to ensure that they do not contradict existing Law or Corpora. The Seneschal shall maintain a current listing of Kingdom Laws. The Seneschal, in concert with the Chronicler, shall ensure that the Laws are published every 20 years. The Kingdom Seneschal shall ensure that changes to Kingdom Law will be made available to the subjects of Ealdormere on the Kingdom Website.
VII-104 The Seneschal shall be responsible for soliciting bids for Kingdom events as defined in Article IV and for the maintenance of the Kingdom Calendar of Events.
VII-105 Contracts involving the Kingdom may be entered into only by the Seneschal with the approval of the Crown, in consultation with the Privy Council. Such contracts must be signed by the Seneschal, following the procedures outlined in the Kingdom Operating Policies, Section One - Financial.
VII-106 The Seneschal shall appoint deputies as necessary to fulfill requirements of the office. Deputies to the Seneschal may include but shall not be limited to:
Council Secretary - responsible for minutes of council meetings
Chatelaine - responsible for providing assistance to and education of new and prospective members of the SCA,
Calendar Secretary - responsible for maintaining the Kingdom calendar of events,
Deputy of Youth and Youth Programs- responsible for organization of children’s activities within Ealdormere.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I would be happy to chat with you about the good and the challenges of the position.