SA Village Club Series (VCS) Crew Member (S99981)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
The Village Club Series is Bates’ weekly Thursday night concert series at 9pm in the Benjamin Mays
Center. Village Club Series (VCS) crew members are students who collaboratively choose VCS artists, handle VCS publicity, determine the trajectory of the series, and set-up and clean-up each show – in particular handling band load-in/out and setting up the sound system and equipment for each show. In exchange, VCS crew members have the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the performers before the show.
Due to the nature of the crew, with an eye toward continuity and community, we are looking primarily for non-senior applicants, preferably members of the class of 2021. This opportunity should be considered a multi-year commitment. We are seeking an inclusive and diverse group of crew members in order to bring different perspectives to VCS and to allow people to create connections with people they might not otherwise have met.
Department: Student Activities
Supervisor: Nick Dressler
Office Location: Chase Hall 108
Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities
Passion for VCS (atmosphere/ identity) and live music.
Supports a safe environment at Bates - recognizes and embraces that VCS is a fun non-drinking event on campus.
Willingness to learn a variety of skills related to tech set-up and programming a concert.
Proactive stance toward student ownership and leadership of the series.
Friendly, helpful and professional attitude when working with our VCS staff, crew and performers.
Graphic design skills
Familiarity and proficiency with social media
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Life; works closely with other VCS crew members, HPA Productions personnel, Dining personnel, and outside talent.
This commitment is every Thursday night from 5:30 to 6:30pm (set up) and 10:00 to 11:00pm (tear down) in the Benjamin Mays Center. Our crew is structured so that occasional absences are OK depending on individual workload. Between these two work times, crew members may choose to stay on site to enjoy dinner with the artist of the week or do homework during the artist's sound check.