Open Board Position: Award Officer

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Nominations Invited: PSi Awards Officer


The Board of Performance Studies international (PSi) seeks to appoint a performance studies scholar to the position of Awards Officer. This board member will serve for three conference cycles—PSi#25 in 2019 (Calgary, Canada); PSi#26 in 2020 (Rijeka, Croatia); and PSi#26 in 2021 (TBD)—with organisational work to begin immediately upon appointment. The new board member will join existing board members in regular collaborative work on projects, events, and opportunities with the purpose of increasing the visibility and institutional presence of PSi. The board meets in person every year at the annual conference and is otherwise in regular contact through digital means.


Nominees must be:

  • Current PSi Members;
  • Able to attend the PSi conference in person in 2019, 2020 and 2021;
  • Available for regular online meetings and project updates (most times of the year, this means responding to email and other messages; however, during busy times, this can entail regular Skype meetings);
  • Committed to diversifying performance studies and building a wide network of scholars and artists.


Position description and duties:

  • Work with the President and the Board to support the mission of PSi;
  • Prior to the conference, liaise with the PSi Board, conference committee, and award sponsors to administer the Dwight Conquergood Award, Artist Scholar Activist Award, and Royal Central Prize, i.e. to advertise the awards, handle applications, convene the Awards subcommittee and oversee the judging of these prizes;
  • During the conference, convene Awards subcommittee and oversee the judging of the Routledge Prize;
  • Oversee the further development of PSi’s Awards;
  • Act as the contact person for PSi members.


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Candidates can self-nominate for this position and should send a cv, a 1-page application letter explaining what the candidate might bring to the position, and a letter of reference to the Secretary, Eero Laine ( [atmark] The deadline is March 22, 2019. A successful candidate will be immediately appointed to the board.