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NAN 2018 Staff Opportunities

NAMHSA Seeks a 2018 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 2018? Then please consider applying for the position of NAN Head Steward.

NAN 2018 will be conducted July 10-12, 2018 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 2018 NAN Head Steward, please email our NAN Chair, Pat Coulter by April 30, 2018.

NAN 2018 Judges Needed!

NAMHSA is looking for judging nominations for the 2018 NAN in Lexington, Kentucky July 10-12, 2018. This year, we are continuing having only one judge per class.

If you know judges who are knowledgeable and professional, consider nominating them for the division or classes they excel at. A quality NAN depends on quality judging. Please, no self-nominations. If you wish to judge, please contact an Individual Member or member show holder who is familiar with you as a judge and request that he or she submit your name for consideration.

Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional information such as availability, classes they cannot judge (due to the risk of encountering their own work), strengths/weaknesses and judging preferences. All references will be checked. If you submit a nomination, please make certain your nominee is aware of your submission and is prepared with this information if contacted.

The Judge's Package for 2018 includes:
-$100 stipend for each day judged, $10 lunch stipend
–Breakfast items and beverages supplied
-FREE T-shirt with opportunity to purchase additional t-shirt
-NAN thank you plaque (if desired)

For reference, the NAN Schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Tuesday, July 10:
OF Plastic Breed Halter
CM/AR/OS Performance

Wednesday, July 11:
CM Breed Halter
CM Workmanship Halter
AR/OS Breed Halter
AR/OS Workmanship Halter
OF Plastic Performance

Thursday, July 12:
OF Plastic Collectability
OF China/Resin Breed Halter
OF China/Resin Collectability
CM Glaze China Halter
CM Glaze China Workmanship

The deadline for judge nominations is April 30, 2018. Please email our NAN Chair, Pat Coulter by April 30, 2018. to nominate a judge.

Last updated on March 7, 2018