Are you ?
Are you prepared to ?
- Keen to work with people and groups in creative and artistic ways
- Socially and psychologically insightful
- Confident in public speaking situations
- Genuinely interested in and caring about people's relationships
- Warm and engaging in your personal approach to people
- Capable of common sense
- Able to be self challenging and prepared to learn
- Capable of a balanced sense of self worth (neither arrogant nor self deprecating)
- Prepared to work smart and hard for long periods of time
- More interested in being of service, working creatively and increasing the quality of others experiences than financial reward
Do you have ?
- Work with a range of different people, whose attitudes and values may be different to your own
- Commit to weekend and evening appointments and ceremonies for times at a long distance in advance
- Be unavailable for your own family and friendship activities and responsibilities, when celebrancy commitments must take precedence
- Ensure your home office facilities met the Code of Practice Requirements and are maintained to standard, especially for unscheduled contacts
- Have strangers in your home
- Build a celebrancy practice in a climate of high competition
- Develop a Celebrancy Practice Business plan and work at building your position in your local community as a Family or Community celebrant ?
- Commit finances to the set up costs of a celebrancy practice with no guarantee of reimbursement for a long time ?
- Face the challenges of the IT age - using computers, digital cameras, using websites, doing internet searches, using email and web forums
- Face the challenges of the Legal aspects of the Marriage Celebrant role
- Assume responsibility that all legal documents are dealt with appropriately and Marriage Registration papers forwarded to the appropriate Birth, Deaths and Marriages Registry within two weeks of the marriage
- Assume responsibility for related legal matters - Copyright, Confidentiality, Occupational Health and Safety issues, Anti-discrimination
- Enter into other people's lives in a respectful and supportive manner, to ensure their personal, family and social needs are met responsibly, responsively and appropriately
Do you have ?
- A vision for the place of ceremonies in the everyday lives of Australians
- An understanding of the importance of ceremonies and celebrations as healthy ways to strengthen individuals, families and build communities
- A feel for the performing arts and well as verbal and visually based arts
- A passion for the important role of independent civil celebrant in a multicultural society such as Australia
- An ethical value system based upon universally agreed civil and human rights
- A curiosity about other people's lives and the importance of story telling and ritual in the lives of families and communities
- A desire to be a force for peace and understanding in the world
- Excellent health and good physical and mental fitness
- Suitable homes premises for interviews and small rehearsals
- A reliable car
- Computer and other small office business equipment
- Sufficient income to set-up and support the establishment and development phase of your celebrancy practice.