As outlined in the IASPM Statutes (9.1, 9.5) and Rules of Procedure (2.1.5), the International Association for the Study of Popular Music welcomes nominations from members wishing to serve on the next Executive Committee elected at the General Meeting of members convened at the 2013 conference to be held at the Universidad de Oviedo in Gijón.
Please download the form from this link: www.iaspm.net/doc/NOMIN13.zip
and return it completed to: carloanardi[at]gmail.com
using this subject line: IASPM 2013 Elections
Nominations closing date: 24 May 2013
IASPM Executive Position Descriptions
The Chair oversees all administrative and governance matters and works closely with national branches to realise the organization’s aims and policies, and represents IASPM in interaction with other music and cultural organizations. The Chair convenes the General Meeting every two years at the international conference, including the presentation of a report of general activities and issues. She/he should be familiar with the IASPM regulations and statutes governing the organization’s procedures.
The General Secretary participates in the maintenance and revision of the organization’s statutes, rules of procedure and membership fees, including election procedures. The position also involves the presentation of a report of general activities and issues at the General Meeting every two years at the international conference. The General Secretary should be familiar with the IASPM regulations and statutes governing the organization’s procedures.
The Treasurer liaises closely with the Membership Secretary in regards to membership subscriptions. She/he should be familiar with international banking procedures related to international funds transfers and possess excellent skills in maintaining organizational budgets. The position also involves the presentation of financial and membership statements at the General Meeting every two years at the international conference.
The Membership Secretary liaises closely with the Treasurer and the chairs of national branches in regards to membership subscriptions. The Membership Secretary should possess experience with databases, as the position will also involve liaising with the Web/Publications executive member in constructing and maintaining the organization’s database.
The Web/Publications executive member is primarily involved in the maintenance of the international website and the production of the international conference proceedings. This position will also involve liaising with the Membership Secretary in constructing and maintaining the organization’s database. The Web/Publications member should possess excellent skills in the construction and maintenance of websites. The Web/Publications member liaises closely with the Editor of IASPM@Journal and manages the Journal website.
Member at Large
The Member at Large is involved in a range of activities, including preparation of the international conference, and production of the international, online journal. The position also includes liaising with national branches in ensuring that all regions are represented. The Member at Large should be familiar with the structure of IASPM and issues relating to its diverse, international membership.