The New Zealand Schools Debating Council has now opened applications for the following positions for the National Finals of the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships:
- Chief Adjudicator of the National Finals (1)
- Adjudicators of the National Finals (no set number)
- Motions Committee for the National Finals (3)
Below you will find role descriptions for each of the above three positions.
To apply, please send a short debating and/or adjudication CV to the President of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday June 11. Appointments will be made early the following week.
Please pass this message on to all who might be interested.
The Chief Adjudicator heads the Motions Committee for Nationals (explained below). They also advise the Council on the appointment of adjudicators for Nationals. During the weekend the Chief Adjudicator is responsible for the allocation of adjudicators to debates (preliminary rounds, semi-finals and Grand Final) and the running of the draw. The Chief Adjudicator is also head of the panel which selects the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team.
The Chief Adjudicator obviously must be available to be at Nationals in Wellington from 6 to 9 August. The Council will meet the flight and accommodation costs of the Chief Adjudicator should they hail from outside Wellington.
We are also looking for adjudicators for Nationals. If you:
- are experienced at judging schools’ debates;
- can deliver articulate oral adjudications;
- command respect as an adjudicator; and
- are available to be in Wellington from Friday 6 to Monday 9 August;
Then we’d love to hear from you. Judges from outside of Wellington will have their flight and accommodation costs covered by the Council.
The Motions Committee consists of the Chief Adjudicator and two other persons. The Committee decides all the motions used at Nationals.
To apply for any or all of the above positions, please send a short debating and/or adjudication CV to the President of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday June 11. Appointments will be made early the following week.