Help Wanted

Join the Board!

AIGA Nebraska is 100% volunteer-run and fueled by membership. Every single person in the AIGA Community, from first-year student to a nationally recognized professional, is involved because of their own personal passion for advancing design and building an even better creative community.

To apply, email the AIGA Nebraska President at president@nebraska.aiga.org

We are an event-centered chapter, so board members must be willing to take part in event management and planning. If you share our passion and are interested in putting your talents to work, we are searching for driven individuals for the following positions immediately.

Positions Available:

  • Director of Programming
    We’re looking for someone whose enjoys planning and coordinating events. This position is responsible for coordinating all chapter programming with the various people planning events. This person should be organized and work well with others. We would love someone with knowledge of the available event spaces in town.
  • Director of Partnership
    Without the Director of Partnership, many of our events would not be possible. The responsibilities of this position include: reaching out to potential sponsors to fund our events, fostering our current partnership relationships, managing the sponsorship database, and ensuring every event has sufficient sponsorship. This person must feel comfortable emailing, calling, and possibly visiting potential sponsors.
  • Director of Operations (Available in April)
    Coordinate with the President to develop an agenda before each Board meeting. Provide a check-and-balance system for the chapter’s financial records. Compile and format financial and programming records from each event and ensure the appropriate information is submitted to the national organization and the local Web Director in a timely manner. Maintain volunteer rolls; coordinate with event chairs for assignment of volunteers. Maintain chapter’s post office box.
  • Show Co-Chair
    We’re looking for someone with exceptional event management skills and a design focus or interest. Show Co-Chair will be learning the ropes of Show, the largest design competition in Nebraska, then take over as Director of Show beginning 2020.
  • MMD Co-Chair
    We’re looking for someone with exceptional event management skills and a design focus or interest. MMD Co-Chair will be learning the ropes of MMD, our student design conference, then take over as Director of MMD beginning 2020.
  • OnBrand Chair
    We are looking for someone to help coordinate our involvement with the OnBrand Conference taking place in July. The person will meet with members from AMA, AAF, and PRSSA to help produce this event. The person should be organized and willing to help with sponsorship.

Board FAQs

Do I need to be a designer?
Heck no. You just need to be passionate about serving the Nebraska community.

Do I need previous board experience?
Absolutely not. Although experience doesn’t hurt, we are more than willing to teach you the ropes of board life.

What’s the time commitment?
The time commitment varies depending upon your position and what you make of it. However, you should be able to devote a few hours every week to your position, in addition to attending monthly board meetings and AIGA Nebraska events.

How long are board members expected to serve?
Typically a board member’s term is two years, but can vary based on the position.

Can I put this on my resume?
Absolutely! And it will look very good there.

What are the typical duties expected of a board member?
Every member will have duties specific to their position, but all board members must attend ten board meetings per year plus the annual local board retreat in August. Expect to attend several AIGA events throughout the year including all the big ones. You must participate in event planning and check board email and Slack regularly.

We would love to get the chance to know you and have you serve alongside us as we shape the future of design! Apply now! or contact the President to apply: president {at} nebraska.aiga.org. Don’t see a position that’s just right for you? Fret not. As board members roll off and positions become available, we’ll post them here. Sign up for our monthly newsletter below and follow AIGA Nebraska on social media to stay informed!

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