This is a reminder that the UMGASS Board elections are this Sunday at 5 p.m. (after rehearsal). We encourage you all to come/stick around and elect the new board!
If you would like to run for a position, or are just curious about what the board does and how we operate, please review our constitution and bylaws here
Here is the short tl;dr version:
The President, creates agendas, runs board meetings, and makes sure that things get done on schedule. He/she should be very familiar with the constitution/bylaws to ensure that the board is carrying out its duties correctly. The President steps in to help other board members as needed. Must be a student.
The Vice President runs meetings in the absence of the President. He/she is in charge of contracts (like the theater contract). He/she is also the social coordinator for UMGASS and helps set up parties and events. The VP aids other board members in their duties as needed.
Unsurprisingly, the Treasurer is in charge of money stuff. He/she is in charge of our bank account (through UM’s SAOS) and creates and updates our budgets for each show. The Treasurer also works with FUMGASS to manage our funds and pay for orchestra and other expenses. This year the treasurer has also helped us apply for grants. The Treasurer must be a student to access our SAOS funds.
The secretary takes meeting minutes at board meetings and distributes them. He/she maintains our email lists and web site, as well as our usher contact lists. Stuff with paper (like audition forms, surveys, etc.) generally falls under this job. Experience with WordPress and Google Drive is helpful, but not required.
Ticket Manager (Pooh Bah)
The Ticket Manager is in charge of all our ticket sales, including coordinating our online and box office sales. He/she works with our distributor (Brown Paper Tickets) to have tickets printed and ready for show week. The Ticket Manager also helps arrange for cast and FUMGASS sales (which sometimes means walking people through how the internet works).
Company Promoter (Pish Tush)
The Company Promoter is in charge of publicity for our shows, including posters, social media, newspaper and radio ads, and anything else they can think of to get the word out. This position is vital for the success of the show, since no matter how good it is it doesn’t really matter unless people come watch. This position can be split up between two people as it can be a lot of work alone.
The Program editor creates, edits, and prints the programs for our shows. This involves chasing cast members around for photos, bothering people for bios, and being nosy all the time (in a good way!). Some knowledge of editing software is helpful, but not required.
The Board as a whole is dedicated to ensuring the continued success of our society by putting on high quality shows each semester. The board is in charge of selecting production staff and providing them with the tools they need to make their vision a reality. It is a tough but rewarding job, and a great look at how things work behind the scenes in a theater company. We encourage you all to run!
Let me know if you have any questions, and the board will be happy to help.