Join the York LGBT History Month team!

Andy Law2017, Update2 Comments

2016 saw the third coordinated LGBT History Month festival in York and the second led by York LGBT History Month as an organisation. This was a great success, with nearly fifty very well received and attended events in our programme, and a greater diversity of content overall (content and form). We also had a great deal of engagement with schools and young people, both in the form of various events and a fantastically successful writing competition: OutWord Bound.

In order to for our work to continue broadening and deepening, we need your help! (Yes, you; precisely the hypothetical you!) So we’re recruiting!

The level of involvement is flexible, but we meet roughly once a month, with a greater concentration of activity in the months leading up to February. The following positions are available:

  • Secretary (planning and minuting our meetings, dealing with general queries and supporting communication);
  • Fundraising Coordinator (exploring potential funding from organisations and the community);
  • Outreach Coordinator (developing ongoing engagement with and support of LGBT History Month initiatives in schools);
  • Programme Coordinator (drafting programme copy and structure, keeping track of and pulling together event submissions and liaising with the programme designer);
  • Publicity Coordinator (getting our message into the media by developing links and writing press releases);
  • Social Media Coordinator (developing our social media presence and engagement) [could be joined with Website Coordinator];
  • Website Coordinator (managing our website including its overall structure, design and content [could be joined with Social Media Coordinator];
  • assistant coordinators (supporting our organisation in any way you can).

In addition, you will have the option of becoming a charity trustee. In essence, this means you are guaranteed voting rights on formal decisions. We would encourage volunteers to come on board as trustees, but you are completely free to take up one of the posts above without becoming one.

If you’re interested in getting involved, come along to our next meeting on Monday 18 April at 18:30. The location is to be confirmed, but will likely be at York St John University. Get in contact, join the Facebook event or keep an eye on our blog and social media profiles for the details.

If you can’t make the meeting but want to get involved, get in contact.

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Andy is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London researching queer and genderqueer speech. They established York LGBT History Month in 2014 while working at York St John University. They then developed it into an independent organisation, and served as Lead Coordinator from 2014 to 2016, which included overseeing its registration as a charity. They now remain vaguely involved from a distance. During their seven years in York, Andy also studied at both of York’s universities and served periods as secretary of York Pride and York LGBT Forum. They are also involved in the Everyday Cissexism campaign and write occasionally about trans, poly and other queer matters on their website/blog.

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