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​Job Opening: Kingdom Seneschal

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I have stepped into the role of Kingdom Seneschal! That means it’s time for me to look to the future and begin the process of seeking my successor. My term does not expire until spring of 2021, but I would like to have a good overlap period before the change of office. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2020.

Applications should include a letter of interest and your SCA resume. If your mundane resume has relevant experience, include it too! Please send applications by email to

Full details of the Kingdom Seneschal’s Role are outlined in Corpora, Kingdom Law, The Seneschal’s Handbook, and the Policies and Procedures of Ealdormere. 

Kingdom Law: 


ARTICLE VII – Duties of the Officers of State 

VII-100  The Kingdom Seneschal is the chief administrative officer of the Kingdom and shall act as a signing officer in all contractual matters involving the Kingdom.

VII-101  The Seneschal shall supervise the process of formation and advancement of local branches according to the Laws and operating policies. 

VII-102  The Seneschal will ensure that meetings of the Privy Council are conducted in an orderly fashion and that agendas and minutes of the meetings are issued promptly. 

VII-103  The Seneschal shall be responsible for reviewing the content of all proposed laws and law changes to ensure that they do not contradict existing Law or Corpora. The Seneschal shall maintain a current listing of Kingdom Laws. The Seneschal, in concert with the Chronicler, shall ensure that the Laws are published every 20 years. The Kingdom Seneschal shall ensure that changes to Kingdom Law will be made available to the subjects of Ealdormere on the Kingdom Website.

VII-104  The Seneschal shall be responsible for soliciting bids for Kingdom events as defined in Article IV and for the maintenance of the Kingdom Calendar of Events. 

VII-105 Contracts involving the Kingdom may be entered into only by the Seneschal with the approval of the Crown, in consultation with the Privy Council. Such contracts must be signed by the Seneschal, following the procedures outlined in the Kingdom Operating Policies, Section One – Financial.

VII-106 The Seneschal shall appoint deputies as necessary to fulfill requirements of the office. Deputies to the Seneschal may include but shall not be limited to:

Council Secretary – responsible for minutes of council meetings 

Chatelaine – responsible for providing assistance to and education of new and prospective members of the SCA, 

Calendar Secretary – responsible for maintaining the Kingdom calendar of events, 

Deputy of Youth and Youth Programs- responsible for organization of children’s activities within Ealdormere. 


Other basics:
Must be a member in good standing
Must have reached the age of majority (18)
May not be sitting Royalty

Also note that for the duration of term, you may not fight or be fought for in Crown Tournament.

If you have any questions about the position, don’t hesitate to chat with me, I would be happy to discuss the challenges and rewards with you. I promise, it’s not always as hectic as it has been lately!


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