SENIOR STAFF APPLICATION

Artistic Director

  • Artistic oversight of company vision and production quality.

  • Ensures the artistic integrity of all projects undertaken by the company

  • Final authority on all creative decisions made by the company, which include but are not limited to the selection of the season, the appointment of directors and designers, policy changes made by the board, and the implementation of special projects throughout the season.

  • Provides creative guidance throughout the rehearsal process.

  • Develops broad-minded goals for the company and outlines detailed strategies for achieving those goals.

  • Co-director of the organization, alongside the Managing Director and Production Manager. Ultimately, the Senior Staff are accountable to University Players members and the university for the quality of our organization.

  • Strong presence at all UP events, technical rehearsals, production meetings, and performances.

  • Liaison between University Players and the faculty of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.

Managing Director

  • Co-director of student organization, alongside Artistic Director and Production Manager. Ultimately, the Senior Staff are accountable to University Players members and the university for the quality of our organization.

  • Director of logistics, finances, and task management for the theatre organization.

  • Oversees the Social and Membership Director and coordinates communication with UP members.

  • Collaborates with the Financial Director to set the season budget and communicate financial and reimbursement protocol with design teams.

  • Responsible for the bank account, with the help of the Financial Director.

  • Responsible for upholding the contractual relationships between student artists and the company.

  • Collaborates with the Financial Director to handle reimbursements.

  • Responsible for appointing design teams with the Artistic Director and Production Manager

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Indiana University factions that include, but are not limited to, Funding Board, BeInvolved, IU Student Living and Learning, and Indiana University Student Association.

Production Manager

  • Final authority on all technical decisions made by the company, which include but are not limited to season calendar, performance space, and budget.

  • Responsible for appointing design teams with input from stage directors.

  • Responsible for registering the University Players as an organization though BeInvolved

  • Creates the Master Calendar for the entire season.

  • Monitors production meetings throughout the season.

  • Works to find performance, event, and rehearsal space. 

  • Designs schedules and task delegations for all technical rehearsals to ensure efficient and fluid work.

  • Liaison between University Players and the Department Production Manager and Independent Project Committee.

  • Strong presence at all UP events, technical rehearsals, production meetings, and performances.

 

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Please describe, in detail, your interpretation of UP’s mission.

Mission Statement: University Players is an undergraduate theatre organization at Indiana University Bloomington focused on forging an accessible and vibrant theatrical community for artists, managers, and audiences of all academic cultures by creating bold works of theatre.

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What position are you applying for, and why do you believe you are a good fit for this position?

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Please detail your contributions to UP over the years. Don’t shy away from experiences in which you have felt integral to the success of a project.

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As a member of the 2020-2021 senior staff, what is one specific idea that you would like to implement? 

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What is one project you think UP could have improved on during the 2019-2020 season, and how would you have approached the project differently? 

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How can you lay the framework to ensure that all Board members fulfill their duties? What systems of reinforcement will you put in place?

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How would you like to see UP grow, and how will you achieve said growth?

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What do you believe is the role of University Players within the larger context of Indiana University Bloomington? How do you see UP reaching out to the community? 

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Please describe all other significant time commitments that you foresee for the 2020-2022 school year. Will you prioritize University Players? How will you balance your commitments?

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Which area(s) of theatrical producing (artistic, technical, business, marketing, development, etc.) are you strongest in? Which are you weakest in? How can you use your strength to help others? How can you supplement areas where you are not as strong?

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The current seniors of the University Players Board of Directors will be conducting interviews for senior staff positions January 17-19. Please list your availability on all 3 days. We will contact you to set up an interview.

University Players

275 N. Jordan Ave. 

Bloomington, IN 47405

universityplayersiub@gmail.com

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