Clayfolk Board Positions

President | Pts 17 | Yrs 3 | elected annually

Set agendas and run 6 board and 5 general meetings. Work with the Show Chair and oversee how everything is going. Update with the Board annual calendar of all meetings and newsletters. Provide information for newsletters including opportunities for members to make points. Distribute point forms to Scholarship and Library Chairs and give points for Board members to the Point Chair. Each January update webpage information with the Vice President.

Vice President | Pts 9 | Yrs 3 | elected annually

Attend Board meetings, general meetings, and run meetings when the President is unable to. Assist the President with updating the webpage annually.

Co-Treasurer 1 | Pts 17 | Yrs 3 | elected Annually

Receives $500 honorarium of proceeds from the annual show. Write checks to Members and Accounts Payable. Assemble yearly information and deliver to tax preparer. Maintain electronic spreadsheet and file all pertinent receipts and statements. Regularly attend Board meetings and reports fiscal health to Members and the Board. Attends to Clayfolk financial business including reconciling Show proceeds with the other Treasurer.

Co-Treasurer 2 | Pts 17 | Yrs 3 | elected annually

Receives $500 honorarium of proceeds from the annual show. Write checks to Members and Accounts Payable. Regularly checks P.O. Box for bills, bank statements, membership forms and checks, application forms and checks (forwards those to appropriate chairs). Attends Board meetings when the other Treasurer cannot.  Attends to Clayfolk financial business including reconciling Show proceeds with the other Treasurer.

Secretary | Pts 11 | Yrs 3 | elected annually

Take minutes and keep track of board and general meeting notes. Record attendance at meetings and if the Points Chair is not at the general meeting give to the Points Chair. Vote on board decisions. Provide meeting notes to the webmaster. Be available to give members general information.

Members at Large (3) | Pts 6 | Yrs 3 | elected annually

Attend all board meetings, present the concerns of the members to the board. Vote on all board decisions including the selection of chairpersons. Assist with tasks as designated by President. If the Secretary isn’t at a meeting, one will take minutes and collect sign-up sheet.

For detailed job descriptions for each of these positions please visit the Clayfolk Operations Manual. (Note: members must log in to view this page.)

Committee Chairs – Membership Positions appointed by Board

Archivist | Pts 3 | Yrs 3 |

Collect, organize and maintain Clayfolk digital archives. Examples are photos, videos. Facilitate access to archives for members and collect images from annual Show. Collects digital images from the annual show, edits/crops/adjusts them as needed, compiles them into small animations and slideshow(s) for the webpage.

Workshops | Pts 10 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with co-chair

Set up two to three workshops per year. Contacts workshop artists, advertises to our membership and elsewhere, collects monies, assists the artist and runs the workshop. Two co-chairs split tasks and points.

Empty Bowls | Pts 7 | Yrs 3 | Separate Chair(s) for Douglas, Jackson and Josephine Counties

Collects work from potters and helps organize events with various groups to sell pots to donate proceeds to local food banks.

eNews | Pts 8 | Yrs 3

Responsible for all electronic/email communications sent to the membership.

Library | Pts 4 | Yrs 3

Keeps a list of books and DVD’s previously donated to the library. Selects and buys books and DVD’s for libraries in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Membership | Pts 10 | Yrs 3

Update President of new members for welcome message. Keep members’ information up to date, add new members as needed, print labels for newsletter, and send out membership list to members at least once a year. Coordinate with Newsletter Chair, eNews Chair, Points Chair, and Treasurer.

Newsletter | Pts 15 | Yrs 3

Organize Clayfolk information, format, copy/collate and send out 5 newsletters per year. Send email copy to webmaster and eNews Chair.

Photo Cube/Photography | Pts 2 | Yrs 3

Maintain the photo-cube, rent out cube to members, have cube available during the Clayfolk show for members to use. Take photos during the show of customers, booths and participants.

Points | Pts 10 | Yrs 3

Organize and update points yearly – works with President, Show Chair and others to update points.

Scholarship | Pts 4 | Yrs 5

Advertise the annual scholarship, create application, process applications. Select candidate. Work with 2 to 4 other committee members who get 2 points, serve 3 years.

Webmaster | Pts 12 | Yrs 3

Webmaster will maintain and update website and provide ongoing social media support and event promotion. Webmaster also serves on Promotions committee during the annual show.

For detailed job descriptions for each of these positions please visit the Clayfolk Operations Manual. (Note: members must log in to view this page.)


Clayfolk Show Positions

Show Chair | Pts 17 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or has trainee

Receives $1000 honorarium from the annual show. In charge of running the show, organize the two mandatory pre-show meetings, as well as the post show wrap meeting. Update yearly application, select committee chairs, work with the board making policy changes.

Show Secretary | Pts 3 | Yrs 3

Takes minutes at the January, August and October Show Chair Meetings. Types up minutes and sends to the Show Chair, Show Chair Trainee (if applicable), President and Secretary.

Advertising Design Pts 8 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with trainee

Design mailer and poster for the show; design and place paid advertising. Coordinate with Print, TV/Radio and Mailer Chairs.

Promotions | Pts 8 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 4 people

Receives $250 honorarium from the annual show. Promote Clayfolk through free media by writing articles on artists and the show. Develop other types of free promotion.

TV Radio | Pts 4 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with trainee

Promote the show through paid TV and Radio ads and Public Service Announcements.

Social Media | Pts 6 | Yrs 3

Job Description under construction

eCard | Pts 6 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with trainee

Arranges for customer email addresses to be entered into a database. Responsible for creating and sending out annual eCard. Supplies the computer and program to enter the customer’s email addresses and trains the greeters on the use of the computer program and inputting email addresses. Be present at the show to answer any questions related to entering email addresses.

Mailing | Pts 6 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with trainee

Keep mailing list current. Coordinate printing and mailing of the printing company, coordinate with other Publicity Committees.

Sales | Pts 10 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 5 people

Order supplies, oversee set-up and tear down of sales area. Do a pre-show training of cashiers. Train committee members and be present during show for problem solving.

Point Of Sale | Pts 10 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with a Co-chair

Set up and maintain POS machines. Work with the bank, phone company and venue staff. Work during the show to keep the machines working. (Formerly known as VISA)

Price Tags | Pts 10 | Yrs 3 | Works alone or with trainee

Responsible for keeping artists’ pages accurately tallied and ordered alphabetically at the end of each day.

Cash/Check | Pts 7 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 2 people or one member and one trainee

Count cash and checks during the Show. Provide accurate tallies at the end of each day.

Bookkeeping (formerly Accounting) | Pts 10 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 3-5 people

Bookkeeping usually completed in the treasurer’s domicile. Monies counted and sheet totals then entered into a computerized show participant spreadsheet. All cash and checks are delivered to the night deposit box at the J-Ville US Bank.

Info Pack/Work shifts | Pts 7 | Yrs 2 | Works alone or with trainee

Assign work shifts, (coordinate with Children’s Area Chair and others if necessary) design and mail participants’ information packet.

Building | Pts 8 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 5 people

Responsible for floor layout and electrical cords for booths, phone cords for visa terminals, and interface with the Armory staff. Does periodic safety check on the outside of the building during the Show.

Signs | Pts 4 | Yrs 2 | Committee is 1 person

Responsible for all signage (except floor plan), put-up and tear down. Before show work includes getting signage printed, large sign updated, name tags made.

Group Booth | Pts 8 | Yrs 3 | Committee is 4 people

Set-up and tear down the group booth. Communicate with group booth participants before the show (often group booth participants are new to the show) guide group booth members to choose their spaces to set up. Before show communication, during the show set-up and tear down. Group booth participants can help with set-up/take down as well.

Demonstrations | Pts 6 | Yrs 2 | Committee is 2 people

Set-up and take down demonstration area, get clay and potter’s wheel for demos. Do a 1 ½ hr. demo, organize other demonstrators.

Children’s Area | Pts 6 | Yrs 2 | Committee is 6 people

Set-up and take down Children’s area, get clay (donated if possible). Organize committee shifts to coordinate with general work shifts, coordinate with Work Shift Chair.

Refreshments | Pts 6 | Yrs 2 | Committee is 2 people

Provide food and beverages for customers Friday night and for the artists during the show.

Music | Pts 4 | Yrs 2 | Works alone or with Trainee

Arrange for live music Friday night, keep appropriate music playing during the show, set-up and take down PA system.

Sunday Door Prizes | Pts 4 | Yrs 2 | Works alone or with trainee

Sunday 10am-3pm set-up in greeting area, have customers sign up for gift certificate (which gives us feedback on our advertising) and award gift certificates towards pottery purchases.

Show Map | Pts 2 | Yrs 3

Create and get printed maps of booth layout and names for the public.

Storage/Transportation | Pts 5 | Yrs 2 | Works alone or with one other person

Transport to and from the show items in storage.

There are many other opportunities to volunteer at the show.  If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Show Chair.

View Clayfolk SHOW Operations Manual


Revised 05-15-2021)