Service Opportunities

Current Open Positions

Area 51 Convention Chair  (2025-2026)

This is a two year commitment. Previous experience as a DCM is not required, although some general service experience is desirable.

The Convention Chair roles available are:

  • Has a voice and a vote in Area Committee and Assembly proceedings, but not eligible to stand for area office unless a past DCM.
  • Under the general guidance and as a member of the Area 51 General Service Committee, plans, organizes and
    conducts the annual N.C. State Convention.
  • Conducts all convention plans in accordance with GSO-documented guidelines for conferences and conventions and A.A.’s Twelve Traditions.
  • Selects a convention committee to work with the Convention Chair and Convention Alternate Chair in planning and conducting the convention.
  • Responsible to the Area 51 Committee and Assembly for keeping operating expenses in line with the fiscal objective that the convention be paid for out of registration fees of attendees and, if needed, from the approved prudent reserve in the Area 51 Treasury.
  • Responsible for the convention checking account and for overseeing the collection of registration fees and payment of convention expenses.
  • Prepares written financial reports, accounting fully and precisely to the Area 51 Committee and Assembly on the use of convention funds.
  • Participates in and reports at all Area 51 Committee Meetings and Assemblies.
  • Serves on the Area Site Investigation subcommittee.
  • Works closely with the host hotel in making detailed plans for the convention according to the Area 51 contract with the hotel.
  • Functions the Convention Chair is expected to attend each year: Area Committee Meetings and Assemblies, Area
    Convention.

If you are interested in this Service Position, fill out the Service Opportunities form.
Deadline to submit applications for this position is December 31, 2023.

Area 51 Convention Alternate Chair  (2025-2026)

This is a two year commitment. Previous experience as a DCM is not required, although some general service experience is desirable.

The Convention Alternate Chair roles available are:

  • Serves by appointment of the Area Chairperson and approval of the Area Assembly for a two-year term.
  • Previous experience as a DCM is not required, although some general service experience is desirable.
  • Has a voice but no vote in Area Committee and Assembly proceedings (unless the Convention Chair is absent) and is not eligible to stand for area office.
  • Maintains readiness to fill in for the Convention Chair should the Convention Chair be unable to serve at required functions.
  • Assists the Convention Chair with duties as requested.
  • Serves on the convention committee to work with the Convention Chair in planning and conducting the convention.
  • Functions the Convention Alternate Chair is expected to attend each year: Area Committee Meetings and Assemblies, Area Convention.

If you are interested in this Service Position, fill out the Service Opportunities form.
Deadline to submit applications for this position is December 31, 2023.

Area Archivist (2024-2029)

The purpose of the archivist is to maintain, collect and preserve the collection, files, books, pamphlets and such related to AA and Area 51.

  • Elected to a six-year term by the Area Committee using Third Legacy Procedure followed by Assembly approval.
  • Has a voice and a vote in Area Committee and Assembly proceedings, but not eligible to stand for Area office.
  • Should have some familiarity with AA history and archival procedures.
  • Maintains, collects and preserves the collection, files, books, pamphlets, etc.
  • Availability at the Archives Repository is necessary; however, the Archivist can set his or her own hours and the Repository will be located in the vicinity of the Archivist.
  • Archivist display is generally at each Area Assembly and Convention. A smaller traveling exhibit is
    taken to groups or districts at the request of the group or district.
  • Functions the Archivist is expected to attend each year: Area Committee Meetings and Assemblies,
    Area Convention, National AA Archives Workshop.

If you are interested in this Service Position, fill out the Service Opportunities form.
Deadline to submit applications for this position is December 31, 2023.

Area Webmaster

The position of webmaster for Area 51 as our current holder, Alan, is nearing the end of his two-year term. The webmaster will be responsible for:

  •  Keeping the website up to date with postings while removing ones that are out of date.
  • Set up any new pages as needed by the Area.
  • Work with the Website Subcommittee to make changes to the site.
  • Managing the security process used to protect the private section of the website
  • Reviewing and evaluating the performance of the website hosting provider and domain registrar and providing feedback and suggested changes to the Website subcommittee and Area officers
  • Attending the following functions each year: Area committee meetings and area
    assemblies
  • Adhering to the Area 51 website policies as documented in the P3 manual Section II ‘Area Coordinators / Webmaster’ on page 16.

If you are interested in this Service Position, fill out the Service Opportunities form.
Deadline to submit applications for this position is September 30th, 2024.

Service Opportunities