The AAC and the AAC National Team Management Group are looking for people to fill the following positions with the 2017 AAC National Team, who will be competing in Spain at the end of April, 2017:
- Manager / Assistant Manager / Canine Chiropractor / Canine Physiotherapist.
If you're supremely organized, great under pressure and up for a little adventure, consider applying for a position with the Management of the AAC National Team.
Manager/Assistant Manager duties will include working with the AAC National Team Management Group to:
- assist the team with all aspects of preparation before / during/ and after the event, including making travel arrangements, and complying with health/veterinary requirements;
- work to coordinate information and define/accomplish goals;
- work with team members to coordinating fundraising campaigns;
- assist team members with selecting and acquiring uniforms and other gear;
- coordinate remote coaching and other preparatory exercises;
- act as liaison between team members and event officials at the event;
- manage team members at the event
Those with previous experience in organizing international travel with dogs, or who have International agility competition experience will be given priority, as will those who have demonstrated a commitment to the AAC National Team program. Great communication and people skills, a flexible schedule, and bilingualism will also be considered assets.
The Manager and Assistant Manager will also be expected to be in attendance at the AAC National Championships (at their own cost), in order to to assess the potential candidates for draft selection, and help with scoring and fundraising at the event.
These are volunteer positions; however flight/hotel/vehicle expenses for both positions will be covered for the World Championship event. Application forms can be found on the AAC National Team page, and deadline for applications is June 9, 2016.
Chiropractor/Physiotherapist duties will include:
- advising team members on how to physically prepare their dogs in the months before competition
- traveling with the team to assist at the competition with Chiropractic/Physiotherapy needs
- assisting with the sponsorship/fundraising effort dedicated to travel expenses for these positions
Those with previous experience with looking after dogs at an International agility competition experience, and those who are also Veterinarians will be given priority, as will those chiropractors who can meet the needs of both human and canine athletes. Great communication and people skills, a flexible schedule, and bilingualism will also be considered assets.
Depending on the efficacy of our fundraising efforts, some portion of the travel expenses for the health care practicioners may be covered. If some portion of the expenses are covered, the fee for services to the team would be reduced by a similar amount.
Application forms can be found on the AAC National Team page, and deadline for applications is June 9, 2016.