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Volunteer Opportunities

The Georgia Clay Council runs on volunteers. There are always opportunities to pitch in and help out.

While there are many ways to help, here are a few to get you thinking about what you can bring to the GCC and enrich its members:

Seminars, presentations, lectures, demonstrations (hands on or off). Do you have skills or knowledge you'd be willing to share in an informal setting? Are you kicking around a class idea and want to try it out on us? Do you want to learn something new and would like to form a group to learn together? The possibilities are endless.

Are you willing to work with teachers of all grade levels. We want to help the educators inspire their students with clay!

Host a GCC Quarterly meeting! It's fun to see each others studios, homes, and spend a nice evening together.

Don't be shy! If you have an idea, let us know. We're always looking for new ideas and inspiration.

If you're interested in giving more of your time, the positions below are what runs the organization and helps us expand and reach out to the community. The Board is elected for the coming year in the fall of this year. Special election if an opening becomes available. Committee Chairs are volunteer positions appointed by the Board.

GCC Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

The Board - Elected

 

President 

  • Chair the board and quarterly member meetings.

  • Liaison with galleries to establish, schedule, and oversee member shows.

    • Work with the Resource and Networking Chair to create and maintain a gallery list for gallery and show scheduling.

    • Work with the Media and Promotion Chair to create artwork and promotional materials for shows.

  • Liaison with artists to create workshop events for the members.  

    • Work with the Media and Promotion Chair to create artwork and promotional materials for workshops.

    • Work with the Treasurer to determine the cost of workshop and member pricing.

  • Basic administrative responsibilities, as needed.

  • Assist where and as-needed.

 

Vice President 

  • Attend board meetings and quarterly member meetings. 

    • Chair if the president is unable to attend.

  • Liaison with Committee Chairs to provide support and assistance.

    • Recruit Committee Chairs as needed to fill open positions.

  • Assist the president with show and workshop scheduling, as needed.

  • Basic administrative responsibilities, as needed.

  • Assist where and as-needed.

 

Treasurer 

  • Attend board meetings and quarterly member meetings.

  • Maintain and reconcile the group’s financial records.

  • Report financial status to the group at meetings, including payments made and payments upcoming.

  • Manage invoicing for membership and workshop fees.

  • Manage list of current members and request dues at the beginning of the calendar year.

  • Pay GCC bills.

  • Work with the Member Welcome and Retention Chair to welcome new members and contact past members.

 

Secretary 

  • Attend board meetings and quarterly member meetings.

  • Record the minutes of board and member meetings.

  • Compile Meeting Minutes.

  • Pick-up P.O. Box mail.

  • Maintain email and forward messages to board and committee chairs as necessary.

  • Email members as necessary; including meeting minutes and upcoming deadlines for shows and workshops.

  • Work with the Website and Social Media Chair to update and maintain the website.

 

Committee Chairs - by Appointment; Volunteer Only

 

Member Welcome and Retention Chair

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Work with the treasurer to coordinate contacting new members, welcome them to GCC. 

    • Chairman acts as liaison explaining GCC exhibits, workshops, social media opportunities linked to GCC, and other GCC functions throughout the new members first year.

    • Work with Resource and Networking Chair and Education Chair to provide mentorship pairing if requested.

    • Reach out to members who have not renewed their membership.

  • Work with the Website and Social Media Chair and Vice President to promote the GCC memberships’ growth within North Georgia.   

 

Media and Promotion Chair

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Assist with developing media artwork for show and workshop promotions.  

  • Coordinate photography or recordings for group events, workshops, and shows.

  • Work with the Website and Social Media Chair and the President to promote the GCC shows and workshops.   

 

Resource and Networking Chair 

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Work with the Education Chair to create a list of member skills and strengths for mentorship pairing and networking. 

    • Including a resource list of GCC members willing to assist art educators in the development of art students.

  • Work with the Website and Social Media Chair to use social media to inform members of networking opportunities. 

  • Maintain a list of galleries and other venues with contact information for future shows. The list will also document the dates of past shows.

    • Work with the president for gallery and show scheduling. 

  • Create an online directory of resources within North Georgia for GCC members. 

    • Work with the Website and Social Media Chair to post directory on the GCC web site.

    • Directory should include, but not limited to: sources for recreational skill advancement such as art centers and craft schools, local artists, open studios or workspaces, kiln share opportunities, workshops, or ceramic supply houses.

  • The lists and directory should be reviewed and updated at least annually.

 

Website and Social Media Chair 

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Work with the secretary to update the website with new events, member profiles, meeting minutes and other as needed information.

  • Create posts on social media to announce future events, set reminders, and share photographs of group events.  

  • Work with the Resource and Networking Chair to post resource directory on the GCC web site.

  • Work with the Media and Promotion Chair and President to promote the GCC shows and workshops. 

 

Volunteer Chair 

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Coordinate and work with board members to assess event needs.

  • Organize volunteers to assist with events, as needed.   

 

Education Chair

  • Attend Board Meetings as needed.

  • Responsibilities are to build and foster a relationship with local schools and higher education   facilities in North Georgia.

  • Work with the Resource and Networking Chair to create a list of member skills and strengths for mentorship pairing and networking. 

    • Including a resource list of GCC members willing to assist art educators and in the development of art students.

    • Contact local art educators to see if there’s a need for assistance.

  • Work with the Creative Arts Guild and Georgia Art Teachers of Association in the northern region. 

    • Provide assistance with the Georgia Art Education Association (http://www.gaeaartforall.org/) regional conference, “Day of Clay” Teacher Workshop, hosted by the Creative Arts Guild.

 

Empty Bowls Chair

  • Attend board meetings as needed.

  • Plan and coordinate annual empty bowls events.

  • Recruit committee members for organizing:

    • Sponsored non-profit

    • Location and logistics

    • Corporate and small business donations and support

    • Artist donations; including liaison with art classes and schools in surrounding area

    • Media and Press coverage

    • Ticket sales

2023 Board Elections and Committee Appointments

Board Election

Committee Chairs 

Committee Chairs that still need volunteers: (Please write in the comment box the position and your name or nomination for the position) See descriptions above.

Media and Promotion Chair
Resource Chair
Education Chair
Volunteer Chair

Thanks for voting!

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