The open position of the Treasurer of the European Juggling Association

Can you juggle the numbers?

The organisation

The European Juggling Association (EJA) is a Europe-wide, volunteer-led organisation that exists to stimulate and promote juggling in Europe and beyond. We do so primarily by maintaining the continuity of European Juggling Conventions, aiming to host them in a different place in Europe every year.

The EJA supports the organisation of the EJCs in many ways. We are tightly involved with the organising teams, relaying information and experience from previous conventions. We also promote the EJCs locally in many European countries and languages by leveraging the EJA’s multinational board. In August 2020, the EJA is looking for a proactive Treasurer to be part of the leadership team for the next three years. 

The role

If elected as Treasurer, you will be managing the EJA’s financial affairs, ensuring it is run sensibly and sustainably from a financial perspective, including its ability to support future EJCs appropriately. 

You will manage, oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements, and support other volunteers where financial matters are involved. You will be responsible for ensuring that all accounts comply with relevant legislation as well as any contractual agreements with third parties. Importantly, you will ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained and that the appropriate financial information is considered when making decisions in the EJA. 

You would also be one of three named individuals responsible for the organisation, the other two being the Chair and the Secretary. This team of three is registered with the Kamer van Koophandel in the Netherlands, where the EJA is registered as a Stichting. As we are a Europe-wide organization, you could be based anywhere in Europe.

This role is a volunteer position, and therefore unpaid. Reasonable and necessary expenses can be covered.

Person specification

You have a passion for juggling and an understanding of financial procedures and accounting in organisations, ideally in a not-for-profit context. You have a good understanding of the EJC, ideally having been on a few of them. 

You can communicate well in English, both in written and spoken form.

This is a voluntary role, so while it might go without saying, it’s worth to note: You must have all necessary equipment required to fulfill a role like this (e. g. a computer, internet, phone, etc) and you are willing to use this as part of your role.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, or if you have any questions, send an email to the Executive Committee at directors (a) eja.net. For an application, we ask you to send an introductory letter outlining why you’d be passionate about the EJA and being its Treasurer, and how you meet the person specification, ideally by giving some past examples that are similar to what you would do in the role. A CV outlining your past experience would be very helpful.

If you meet the essential criteria, you will be invited to meet the Board and team on Sunday afternoon, 30th August, for a conversation where the Board will vote on who will fill this role. You will know about the decision right away.

Deadline for questions: 20th August 2020
Deadline for applications: 25th August 2020
Board meeting with interviews: 30th August 2020

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