We invite nominations for open AAP board positions, and self-nominations are highly encouraged! Must be current AAP member. To nominate and self-nominate, please email AAP President Xing Fan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, by November 5.
AAP Officer Position Descriptions
Officers are expected to attend three AAP/ATHE Conferences, at the beginning, end, and midpoint of their terms. Most positions require membership in both organizations and registering for both conferences. We understand that Graduate Student Representatives may not always be able to attend the conferences due to more limited travel funds, but we hope that the GSRs will make every effort to attend. Conferences are usually the last week of July/ first week of August and located typically within in the continental US. Vice-President AAP Conference Planner
This vice president (VP) plans and oversees the AAP preconference held before the main ATHE Conference. This role is busiest in the spring semester. The VP solicits and manages submissions to the conference, oversees scheduling, which requires some working with ATHE Leadership, plans schmooze fest and works with the grad student reps to plan their events. It is an excellent position for someone who wants experience organizing a conference in a well-supported forum. The position also has significant opportunity for creativity and to shape conversations within the field of Asian theatre. Two-year term with position running – 2024-2026.
Vice President - ATHE Conference Planner This vice president (VP) manages our conference participation within the larger ATHE conference. This role is busiest in the fall semester. The VP solicits submissions, helps organize papers into panels (submission to ATHE is by organized panel only), and oversees the rating process by getting input from the AAP Board. At the ATHE conference the VP attends a meeting for conference organizers and attends all AAP sponsored panels in order to represent the organization. This is a great position for someone to make connections between the larger field of theatre studies and Asian theatre. Two-year term with position running – 2024-2026. Vice President - Access, Equity, and Inclusion This vice president's (VP) primary responsibility is to oversee AAP activities related to access, equity, inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism work. They will chair any AAP committee(s) related to these issues and act as a liaison between such committee(s) and the Board. They will also collaborate with other ATHE Focus Groups to pursue collaborative programming and serve as a primary contact for ATHE-wide initiatives in these areas. One major project will be AAP's website accessibility. Two-year term with position running – 2024-2026.
IT Coordinator/AAP Online Editor The It Coordinator/AAP Online Editor manages the AAP website and social media, email account, online conference registration, digital newsletter, and online membership directory. Major ongoing projects include helping to transition our newsletter and member directory to digital formats. Two-year term with position running – 2024-2026. Graduate Student Representative (One) The graduate representatives for AAP promote the conference to graduate students with the intent of reaching a wide-range of disciplinary backgrounds as well as US/international students. They also organize graduate student social events and professional development events at the conference. They connect graduate students to other scholars for a mentorship relationship. Two-year term with position running – 2024-2026.