Position: Arts and Sciences Minister

Are you passionate about historical crafts, skills, and technologies? Do you love exploring the rich tapestry of pre-17th century culture? Are you eager to foster the study of period arts, crafts, and methods for creating historically accurate artifacts? If so, we invite you to apply for the esteemed role of Arts and Sciences Minister in the Kingdom of Avacal! 

🎨 Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Society on behalf of the Kingdom: Report quarterly to the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences
  • Promote Learning: Encourage and facilitate the study of period culture, technology, and artistic endeavors within our vibrant community.
  • Support Creativity: Inspire artisans, scholars, and enthusiasts to delve into historical practices, share knowledge, and create beautiful works.
  • Coordinate Activities: Collaborate with local branches, organize workshops, competitions, and A&S displays at events.

🔍 Qualifications:

  • Passion for service to the people and the arts in Avacal.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate with fellow enthusiasts. 
  • Familiarity with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and its values.

📝 Application Process: Interested candidates should email their letter of intent and relevant qualifications to Their Majesties of Avacal, Their Heirs and  Viscountess Morrigan, OL, our current Arts and Sciences Minister, at artsci@avacal.org. If you’re ready to contribute to the vibrant cultural fabric of Avacal, we want to hear from you!

New Fighter Authorization Cards

Good Morning Avacal,

The new fighter Authorization cards will be sent via email with instructions on how to print them should you want a physical copy. If you do not recieve one by the end of next week, please send an email to web@avacal.org and CC lists@avacal.org.

YIS,
Roya
Webminister

New rigid materials guidelines

Hello Avacal,

Based upon the questions we have had in the last while about rigid material in the fencing community a testing procedure has been developed.  We tried to keep the test materials basic and ones that can be commonly found.  Using this procedure untreated leather was tested and it has been found that 10oz of untreated leather is the equivalent of rigid material for Fencing. 

Note, this procedure and results do NOT apply to armoured combat.

The document and the testing data are on the KEM document webpage (the new one not the old one).

If you have any further questions please contact myself or Master William.

Thank you,

Iarla Fergus
Avacal KEM

Avacal Advocacy Council

Avacal is seeking 2-6 people for the position of Advocate Council.  The Avacal Advocacy Council will address situations when a member of the populace needs help understanding their options should they feel they are being mistreated.  The role of the Advocacy Council is to support the populace member in addressing their concerns respectfully to support a healthy culture within Avacal.  This support can help members to navigate kingdom laws and policies, listen to concerns, offer advice such as SCA policy and procedure options, and assist with conflict resolution.

One member of the Advocacy Council shall be the Avacal DEI officer.

Responsibilities of the Advocacy role:

  • Be willing to be approached during events, meetings or outside SCA formal events to assist with managing interpersonal conflict between populace members in an advisory role.
  • Actively listen to the concern of the populace member and validate facts by asking clarifying questions.
  • Offer feedback, where appropriate, and, if needed, support the design of scripting to address conflict by focusing on facts and the situation’s impact.
  • They may be present with the populace member when they approach the other party in the efforts to resolve the conflict.

Considerations for this position:

  • Be considered by others to be approachable, open and willing to engage in dialogue.
  • Feels confident to partner with the DEI office, as required.
  • Comfortable with conflict, the ability to be objective, listen for facts and assumptions, and offer coaching to address the issue at hand.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and the ability to manage conflict without creating barriers
  • Be non-judgemental and keep the confidence of the people involved
  • Receive direction from the Kingdom Seneschal as per the grievance procedure/bullying and harassment policy requirement, etc.
  • Dependable access to email and phone.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships across all peerages.
  • We are skilled at working collaboratively with all leadership across Avacal, including the Crown, Kingdom Seneschal, Baron and Baronesses, all group-level seneschals, etc.
  • Attend training to become skilled in Advocacy Training which includes: active listening, effective feedback, and managing conflict.

All officer positions must be paid by members of the SCA.

Please submit your mundane and SCA resume to the Kingdom Seneschal at seneschal@avacal.org.

Applications will be received until January 31, 2023.

Thank you!

Wernar and Sadb
King and Queen
Avacal