Applications are now closed for this position.
Thank you to all who applied.
The Marshal of the Society’s area of authority is all martial and related activities practiced in the Society, both those described by the handbooks approved for the office and proposed as additions to those handbooks (experimental activities). The Marshal will work to encourage the participation of all in the Society’s martial activities, and strive to expand and improve those activities for the benefit of the Society and its members.
The duties of the office include:
- Directing the Earls Marshal of the Kingdoms in matters concerning the supervision of martial and related activities at Society events
- Overseeing the manner and conduct of duties of all marshals throughout the Society
- Working to promote and improve the safety of the Society’s martial activities
- Working with the Minister of Arts and Sciences to encourage research in armor, weapons, and the practice of historical martial arts
Day-to-day work of the position entails administering the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earls Marshal, and of all Deputy Society Marshals for the individual disciplines. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board, summarizing the martial activities of the Society. The Society Marshal is also responsible for maintaining communications with the kingdom Earls Marshal. These activities specifically include:
- Warranting (with the Crown) Earls Marshal for twenty kingdoms
- Warranting (with the Board) Deputy Society Marshals for Armored, Rapier, and Youth Combat, Combat Archery, Siege Weapons, Equestrian, and Target Archery and Thrown Weapons, and other deputies as needed
- Supporting the Earls Marshal when they have questions, and advising them as necessary
- Resolving disputes among marshals, and between marshals and the Crown
- Serving as the point of appeal for sanctions applied by the Earls Marshal
- Encouraging the expansion of martial activities in the Society by the wise revision of the marshallate’s documents and by conducting experiments with new materials and activities
The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. The successful candidate will possess:
- Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures
- Knowledge of the traditions of the Society
- Extensive negotiation skills and experience in resolving differences
- The ability to set aside all preferences and biases for the betterment of all
- Patience in the face of emotion, advocacy, and provocation
- Expertise in the use of modern communications media, messaging, e-mail and telephone
- The ability and availability to travel as necessary
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789
with courtesy copies to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.