IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA



As you probably know, IPMS/USA is a volunteer based organization. All of our Executive Board members, Regional Coordinators, Webmasters, and Convention Chairs and teams are volunteers. We often hear from members that they want to be more involved in the Society and help improve it. This is your chance to be a part of the future of IPMS/USA and make it better for everyone!

The only compensation package offered is knowing that as part of an all-volunteer organization and leadership team, you are helping to grow the IPMS/USA footprint and reach out across multiple generations of current and future members.

As IPMS continues to explore the use of social media to expand our outreach to new and existing members, we have identified a number of new volunteer opportunities in support of that goal. If you have the skills listed and would be interested in helping IPMS/USA move forward, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the person listed for each position to put your name in the hat. Help keep IPMS/USA up to date, valuable to our members, and responsive to the changes in our hobby. We can’t do it alone!

Current Open Positions

IPMS/USA Director of Social Media (DSM)

If you have experience in content moderation and administration of any type of social media and are interested in joining the volunteer team of IPMS/USA, please let us know. The starting focus of this role will be as an administrator of the IPMS/USA FaceBook group. Responsibilities will be expanded to other online platforms such as X, Instagram, Discord, and YouTube. The DSM will assist in developing IPMS/USA standards and guidelines for social media. The DSM will be responsible for creating, reviewing, and monitoring online content. The candidate should be an advocate for a positive future for IPMS/USA online.

This will be a volunteer, non-paid position. Please email a summary outlining your experience and why you would like to be considered for this position to ipmssec@ipmsusa.org, and we’ll set up a time to speak with you. Please use subject line “IPMS/USA DSM.” All applications must be received by 5 PM CST December 14, 2023.

Web Content Writers/Editors (2-3 needed)

We are seeking 2-3 members to assist in managing website section content and creating new content, keeping sections current and meaningful. We would like you to suggest and implement new sections to appeal to different demographic groups and modeler types. (Examples could include paper modeling, wooden ships, Gundam/Gunpla/Meccha, and others.) Skills in web page design, use of common website editors and tools very helpful. Wild Apricot experience would be fantastic! You will work with the IPMS/USA Webmaster, Publications Director, Treasurer. Time commitment several hours a week.

Contact: Ro Annis at IPMS-Q@ipmsusa.org

Associate Webmaster – Kit & Product Reviews

Assist in the receipt, review, editing and posting of kit and product reviews generated by the IPMS/USA Reviewers Corps. Use standard formats/templates to edit new reviews for style and web accessibility, and post new content. Monitor any reader feedback and forward appropriate feedback to Reviewers and First VP – Industry Liaison. Skills in HTML and CSS very important. Experience in Drupal 8/9 would be very useful. Work with First Vice President, IPMS/USA Webmaster, and Reviews web team. Time commitment several hours a week.

Contact: Eric Aitala at webmaster@ipmsusa.org

Associate Webmaster – Events/Walkarounds & Members Gallery

Assist in receiving, formatting and posting content sent by IPMS/USA Members and Chapters. Be the point of contact for Gallery related communications and keep sections current and meaningful. Piwigo Gallery experience highly useful, but not required. Skills in web page design, use of common website editors and tools very helpful. Liaison with appropriate Board members as required. Time commitment several hours a month.

Contact: Eric Aitala at webmaster@ipmsusa.org

Thank you for considering being a volunteer contributor to IPMS/USA. We hope to hear from you soon!

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