Holding a position on the Brisbane Pride Festival Management Committee comes with privileges and responsibilities.These privileges include contributing to the development and strategic direction the Festival, and representing the Brisbane LGBTIQA+ community.
Committee members are required to meet regularly to update the committee on the of individual projects, and to discuss the management and operations of each committee member’s designated portfolio. The majority of the work the management committee performs is done so independently. Committee meetings are a way of checking in with colleagues to ensure that we are all working in synchronicity towards our common goals.
Being a member of the Brisbane Pride Festival Management Committee is a big commitment, and should not be taken lightly. Both collectively and individually, we’re not the type of people who that do things in halves. Committee members are expected to be passionate, dedicated, professional, and self-motivated.
You will be responsible for the successful management and delivery of a range of tasks and initiatives within your own portfolio. There is also the expectation that you be willing to work cross-functionally and assist in the management and delivery of Brisbane Pride’s events and fundraising initiatives. We don’t believe in the “it’s not in my job description” mentality.
This means if you nominate yourself for the General Committee, Volunteers and Membership portfolio, that will be your primary responsibility – but, at times, you may be required to assist in other portfolios. We all help each other out.
Our shared values of respect, professionalism, and dedication provide the framework we need as a committee to achieve results.
So before you make this commitment, you need to be sure that you are:
- Prepared and willing to volunteer your time, energy, and skills
- Patient, positive, and eager to make a difference
- Able to work independently are self-motivated
- Eager to work for and represent the interests of a diverse community.
It is bloody hard work, and it can be a thankless job. But the true reward of volunteering for Brisbane Pride comes from the people you meet, the experiences you have, the knowledge you gain, and the feeling that you get from being able to contribute to something that is bigger than just you.