Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Model Arctic Council Staff.

Please read through the requirements and position descriptions below and complete the application. Once submitted, a member of the MAC Secretariat will contact you to arrange an interview (either over the phone or in person).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conference Preparation – All staff members will be required to assist with pre-conference preparations. Specific obligations vary by position, and will include, writing delegate memos, simulation development and logistical preparations. Staff members are required to be available for staff training in September, 2010. This training will be held via tele/video-conference. No added travel will be required for this commitment.
  • Background Guides have been created to help direct and focus delegates in their preparatory research. However, staff are expected to be available in the time leading up to the simulation to further assist delegates with their preparation of the substantive matter
  • Staff will be expected to participate in the Model Arctic Council interactive media (social networking, blogging etc) before and during the simulation.
  • Not all Dias members will be officiating during each working session,  however, Chairs and Directors are expected to attend all working sessions. When not part of the officiating Dias, staff will be assisting and mentoring delegates.
  • Staff members are expected to remain in regular contact with the Project Officers in the period leading up to the Conference.


Dias positions available:

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME)

Topic: Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on the Arctic Environment

  • Chair    
  • Director


Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme Working Group (AMAP)

Topic: Global Climate Change: The Environmental Consequences Bearing on the Arctic

  • Chair    
  • Director


Working Group on Sustainable Development (SDWG)

Topic: Human Health in the Arctic: Challenges in the 21st Century

  • Chair    
  • Director


 Travel and Accommodation

Travel and Accommodation for all staff will be provided by the United Nations Association in Canada. All staff members are required to be present for the entire conference.

Staff are an integral part of the Model Arctic Council, if you are interested in joining the MAC staff, please fill out our staff application.