Do you love concerts, films, and events? AS Program Board is looking for passionate and driven Gauchos (who LOVE music) to join the board for the 2022-2023 school year!

This is your opportunity to become part of the team that plans events such as Delirium ft. Denzel Curry and Doechii, the Warm Up ft. Flo Milli and Pi’erre Bourne, Free Tuesday Films, and Storke Shows! Through AS Program Board, you can gain valuable experience for a future career in music, entertainment, marketing, graphic design, event planning, and much more.

Applications are due April 27, 2022 at 8PM.

If you have questions, please email us at aspb@as.ucsb.edu

Administrative

Commissioner: The Program Board Commissioner leads Program Board and is the official representative of the board in all campus and system wide matters, in accordance with the Legal Code of Associated Students. The Commissioner is the official spokesperson for the Program Board in matters and serves as their representative on the Major Events Committee, and other committees as needed. The Commissioner is responsible for fiscal management of the entire board including the preparation of the budget for the subsequent year. The Commissioner is  an authorized signer for financial matters. This position coordinates the operations of all Program Board positions and is responsible for all voting matters before the board. The Commissioner is also responsible for creating an agenda and chairing weekly meetings.The Commissioner meets frequently with other Board positions and stays in close communication with the Assistant Director for Student Programs and Events and the Program Advisor.

Deputy Commissioner: This position includes working with the Commissioner on Program Board matters. In the event of the absence of the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner assumes the duties of the Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner assists Registered Student Organizations seeking Program Board sponsorship for their events. The Deputy Commissioner vets requests, submits them for inclusion on the agenda, and acts as the liaison between Program Board and the organizations.  For the business relations aspect of the position, the Deputy Commissioner is responsible for developing relationships with local and national businesses and obtains sponsorships for various events, especially Extravaganza. The Deputy Commissioner is an authorized signer for financial matters and is responsible for updating the board weekly on the budget. The Deputy Commissioner assists the other coordinators as needed.

Booking

Special Events Coordinator: The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the booking bands and organizing noontime shows in Storke Plaza during the week and for coordinating larger concerts on campus in venues such as Campbell Hall, Events Center, and Harder Stadium. Primarily local bands are booked in Storke Plaza, but there is flexibility to bring in other up and coming bands. The Special Events Coordinator also books the artists and coordinates Extravaganza, Delirium, The Welcome Back Concert and The Warm Up. The Special Events Coordinator may also organize any special event that is approved by Program Board. This position is flexible and allows for creativity. 
 
Special Events Assistant: This position provides assistance to the Special Events coordinator in planning events and shows on campus. Tasks range from brainstorming ideas for events, communicating with agents, and making budgets. The Special Events Assistant will be responsible for planning Storke Shows and often present smaller events such as Bagel Days or student performer showcases. 
 
Concerts Coordinator: The Concerts Coordinator is another booking position and is very time consuming. The Concerts Coordinator works on programming for the Hub, as well as helping student groups and aiding in many other booking matters. This is a very difficult task, but is very rewarding for the overachiever. The Concerts Coordinator works directly with agents and promoters to book concerts that appeal to the student population. As Concerts Coordinator, you will be responsible for constantly researching current music trends, forming budgets, presenting them to board, negotiating with agents, contacting artists’ managers, working with an assistant, and coordinating meetings as well as details for any shows booked. 

Concerts Assistant: This position provides assistance to Concerts coordinator in planning events and shows on campus. Tasks range from brainstorming ideas for events, communicating with agents, and making budgets. The Concerts Assistant will be responsible for their own show at least once during the academic year and often present smaller events such as Bagel Days or student performer showcases. 
 
Cultural Events Coordinator: The Cultural Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating at least three events that span various genres including but not limited to intellectual lectures, creative art displays, and comedy shows. The Cultural Event Coordinator builds professional relationships with agents at major and minor speaker’s bureaus and agencies. They are responsible for coordinating with student groups to assist in booking keynote speakers and talent for their various events.  
 
Films Coordinator: This position provides the board with a flexible programming position in terms of booking movies on campus. Programming consists of a Tuesday night film series and sneak previews. Film selection may include blockbusters or some oldies but goodies that the Board want to bring back to the big screen. The Film Coordinator  will work with film distribution companies and studio marketing companies for sneak previews. The Film Coordinator is  responsible for obtaining ad slicks, posters, and advertising for the shows.

Publicity

Graphics Coordinator: The Graphics Coordinator develops advertising and graphics to be used for promoting Program Board events. The Graphics Coordinator is responsible for all posters, flyers, logos, promotional graphics, and graphics for social media use. Computer skills are crucial to produce professional looking publicity (Familiarity with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required. Other design programs are a plus). This position is time consuming and allows for some creativity (although the priority is to present events clearly in ads). This is a very important position as it supports all of the programming areas in Program Board.
 
Graphics Assistant: Assists the Graphic Coordinator in developing and producing advertisements, posters, logos, and other artwork in order to publicize Program Board events to the public. Computer skills are crucial, especially knowledge of graphic design programs such as Adobe Suite programs. This position will involve working very closely with the Graphics Coordinator. 
 
Publicity Coordinator:  Publicity Coordinator is responsible for overall marketing and promotion of all ASPB events. ASPB relies heavily on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote events, and you will be required to maintain these accounts.  The Publicity Coordinator supplies information to the press, places ads and arranges interviews as needed or available. The Coordinator writes press releases for each show/event for local radio, newspapers, campus departments, flyering on and off campus, etc. During events, you are responsible for overseeing all photographers and press guests.  
 
Publicity Assistant: Assist the Publicity Coordinator in running and maintaining the various social media channels and other outlet avenues for Program Board. Specifically tasked with managing publicity for smaller events such as Storke Shows, Free Tuesday Films, etc. Also responsible for maintaining ASPB’s sandwich boards and assisting in the coordination of flyer distribution and tabling. 
 
Digital Media Coordinator: Manages the ASPB website, keeping it up to date on all ASPB events and adding information as needed. This coordinator should find various opportunities for viral networking and marketing, including newsletters, surveys, artist wishlists, etc. The Digital Media Coordinator should be knowledgeable of popular social media and attract new audiences by means of an online presence.

Ticket Coordinator: The Ticket Coordinator is for ordering tickets (when needed) for concerts, lectures, etc. working closely with the AS Ticket Office and any other ticket outlets. You will keep track of the progress of the show, daily ticket counts, and the seating arrangements. The Ticket Coordinator is also responsible for keeping and controlling the guest list and complimentary tickets, which involves working closely with the programmer for each event. You may also be responsible for setting up distribution on the night/day of the show to distribute tickets ordered by phone or comps. The Ticket Coordinator keeps parking permits and is responsible for tracking and maintaining parking permits needed for performers.

Volunteer Coordinator: This coordinator is responsible for assembling and maintaining an active membership of volunteers to assist in Program Board events. This person coordinates volunteer group’s flyering events, works with RHA to outreach to incoming first-year students, and coordinates volunteers to work at A.S. Program Board events including ticket taking, hospitality, etc. The position calls for a skill for networking and creativity toward recruiting potential students.

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