The General Board
Congratulations to LTC's 2013-2014 General Board!!!
It is the General Board's task to develop the Livingston Theatre Company as an organization. Colloquially known as the Gen Board, members have tasks ranging from raising money and advertising, to designing posters and selling tickets. Others plan company-bonding events, and a few even maintain the historical records of the company. Above all, the Gen Board is the business back bone of the organization, it is their goal to keep everything running smoothly. If being in one of these positions interests you, read more about them below, or even apply for one!
The Current General Board
Assistant Artistic Director
Assistant Production Manager
Assistant Business Manager
|Box Office Managers||
Historian/Alumni Relations Coordinator
|Special Events Coordinators||
Social Media Relations Coordinator
Technical Director: The technical director is responsible for bringing the set design for each show to life. They make decisions on how things will be built and with what materials and hardware. The technical director is also responsible for scheduling build time, scheduling people to be at those builds, teaching company members safe and appropriate ways to build, and making trips to the store to purchase large materials (lumber, paint, etc). This position works closely with the Production Manager in order to make sure the design is built, moved into the performance space and moved out of it in an efficient way.
Outreach Director: The outreach director is responsible for marketing the LTC brand, letting every student on campus know what an incredible organization it is to be a part of, and encouraging everyone to get involved and stay involved. They are responsible for scheduling, staffing, and coordinating the involvement fairs, maintaining a strong social media presence, the high school outreach program, getting the word out about auditions, and making sure the LTC brand is well known to all students.
Marketing Director: The marketing director is responsible for marketing the LTC productions and making sure as many tickets as possible are sold. Responsibilities include working with the graphic designer to create a unified marketing vision for the show, purchasing materials to be distributed around campus, scheduling Brower performances, working with the Targum and Medium to have ads printed, and chalking.
Special Events Coordinator: The special events coordinator is responsible for scheduling, staffing, and planning all events that LTC hosts that aren’t the mainstage productions. This includes: performances/involvement at other events (Bed Races, Open House, Roscars, ect), open mic nights, banquets, and the 24 Hour Musical Challenge. The special events coordinator can also conceive as many new events as he/she would like, as long as he/she is willing to plan them!
Web Developer: The web developer is responsible for making sure the LTC website is up to date with the most current information and user friendly. The web developer also manages the back-end system where gen board members log in to send emails, access list serves, and where cast members go to final specific information related to being involved in each show. The web developer is responsible for making the website the best it can be so that at any given moment, someone can say, “Just check out our website, rultc.org, all the information is there!” More information, contact our current Web Developer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Manager: The box office manager is responsible for communication with season ticket holders, setting up online ticket sales for each production, setting up concessions, staffing each performance with ushers, and making sure every customer has the best service experience possible when they come to see the show. This position works with computers, scanners, printers, and tablets to move customers through the box office as swiftly as possible. The box office manager works closely with the stage manager to make decisions on when ticket sales can begin pre-performance, when house can open, etc.
Historian/Alumni Relations Coordinator: The historian/alumni relations coordinator is responsible for making LTC’s YouTube account an awesome place to go to remember previous productions, performances, and favorite LTC moments. This position is also responsible for maintaining contact with alumni to ensure their continued support for LTC and ideally, continued donations. The historian/alumni relations coordinator is primarily responsible for recording moments and making sure they are accessible to anyone who wants to relive them. The historian/alumni relations coordinator is also responsible for creating a PowerPoint or other media to be played at the box office showcasing previous productions.
Development Director: The development director is responsible for thinking up new ways for LTC to receive funding from sources other than RUSA. A necessary skill to have for this position is proficiency in grant writing (persuasive writing) and public speaking. The development director is also responsible for thinking up new fundraisers and opportunities for patrons to make donations. The focus of this position is money and therefore this position works closely with the managing director.
Graphic Designer: The graphic designer is responsible for creating all artwork for marketing, website, outreach, special events, development, box office, and set design purposes. Any time a production, open mic night, event, or ANYTHING needs to be marketed or represented with a colorful, eye-catching image, the graphic designer is responsible for bringing it to life. They are responsible for creating a unified LTC brand “feel” that applies to every event, just altered a little given the artistic vision of each event. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Publisher are recommended.
Music Coordinator: The music coordinator is responsible for being a constant presence in the company that is very knowledgeable regarding music. They are responsible for troubleshooting problems with the music director of each production, helping to organize pit orchestras as well as scheduling pit rehearsals with music director for each show. The music coordinator is also expected to be a presence at auditions and callbacks as well as a resource throughout the rehearsal process for staff members or cast members who need help. Proficiency in reading music and playing piano are recommended.
Member-at-Large: The member(s)-at-large is responsible for being an additional smart mind on the general board who is heavily involved in the company and has a good understanding, or would like to gain a good understanding, of how it operates on a scheduling and planning level. The member-at-large is expected to help out all of the other general board positions with their responsibilities in order to make ever project the best it can be.
Assistant Managing Director: The assistant to the managing director will be present at every general board meeting, keeping up to date with all company activity. After each meeting the assistant managing director will be responsible for posting the meeting minutes in an email to be sent to the general board, as well as the executive board, for those members who may have been absent. These minutes will also serve as a to-do list of tasks that should be completed before the next week’s meeting. The assistant managing director will serve as a secondary resource for the general board positions, making sure they are completing their responsibilities in a timely fashion.
Assistant Business Manager: The assistant to the business manager will quickly establish a relationship with our faculty advisor, Matthew Ferguson; this position seeks him out frequently for his signature. This position deals a lot with money, as well as reimbursements, so it may be expected for the assistant business manager to deliver the checks to the production staff near the conclusion of each production. Time management is a key requirement for this position; as the assistant business manager will serve as a reminder to the business manager, making sure all room and space reservations are put in well in advance.
Assistant Artistic Director: An assistant to the artistic director should be present throughout the casting process (auditions and call-backs) to not only understand how the company works, but to also express their thoughts and opinions. The assistant artistic director will also establish relationships with each rehearsal staff and serve as another outlet in helping to bring the director’s vision to life. They may also offer their help in areas such as choreography and character development throughout each rehearsal process.
Assistant Production Manager: An assistant to the production manager should be present at each production meeting, listening and helping the production manager when necessary. The assistant production manager will also assist in creating schedules for move-in and strike days, as well as be present at each to help to keep those days as organized as possible. He or she will also attend each build, offering another helping hand to the technical director, as well as help to recruit people to work as stage hands for our productions. Working closely with the technical director and production manager, this person will soon become trained in all aspects of building and should therefore extend their knowledge to cast members and company members who do not feel comfortable with such skills. The assistant production manager will be very familiar with the proposed set design of each of our productions and will help the production manager as any questions or problems arise
If one of these positions interests you, then you should consider applying. Positions are filled on a rolling basis so there is no "deadline" (per say) for your application. If you have any general questions email the Executive Board at email@example.com to get your questions answered. You can fill out an application any time on the General Board Application page.