The 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. Descriptions of each Gen Board position may be found below.

The Current General Board

Position Name

Assistant Artistic Director

Brenna Knight 

Assistant Business Manager

Dan Shamlian

Assistant Production Manager

Emily Esposito

Outreach Directors

LaJuan Miller

Maryann Slater

Marketing Team

Stephanie Leiva

Justin Luckenbaugh

Claudia Mercedes Nuñez

Box Office Managers

Justin Brown

Ashtyn Greenstein

Technical Directors

Karl Hoempler

Marquis Reece

Musical Coordinator

KK Jackson

Web Developer

Justin Luckenbaugh

Graphic Designer

Karl Hoempler
Social Media Manager

James Duffy

Special Events Coordinators

Nicola Keegan

Dana Magee

Historian/Alumni Relations Coordinator

Alex Albanese

Members-At-Large

Vinny Martini

Raynee Morris


 

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 coordinating the company's presence at the involvement fairs, working closely with the Social Media Manager, organizing the high school outreach program, getting the word out about auditions, and making sure the LTC brand is well known to all students. 

Marketing Team: The marketing team 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.

Box Office Manager: The box office manager is responsible for setting up online ticket sales for each production, communication with season ticket holders, 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 managers to make decisions on when ticket sales can begin pre-performance, when house can open, etc. 

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. 

Music Coordinator: The music coordinator is responsible for guiding the music director of each production, helping to organize pit orchestras, as well as scheduling pit rehearsals. The music coordinator is also expected to be a resource throughout auditions and callbacks as well the rehearsal process for staff members or cast members who need assistance in any manner regarding music.  Proficiency in reading music and playing piano are recommended. 

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.  Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Publisher are recommended.

Web Developer: Since most of our marketing strategies direct the public to our website, it is the web developer’s responsibility to make sure the website is accessible, user friendly, and constantly up to date.  The main purpose of the website is to allow prospective/current members to find any information about the company and its productions. The web developer also manages the back-end system where gen board members log in to send emails and access list serves. The web developer will also be in charge of maintianing the LTC Sakai site along with the E-Board, and will assist the Artistic Director with the implementation of the new show seletion initiative. For more information, contact our current Web Developer at webmaster@rultc.org.

Social Media Manager: The social media manager is responsible for updating the company’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media accounts. They will work closely with outreach and marketing to share the latest news and information with the public. 

Special Events Coordinator: The special events coordinator is responsible for scheduling, staffing, and planning all LTC events aside from the main stage productions.  This includes performances/involvement at other events (Bed Races, Open House, Dance Marathon, etc.), open mic nights, banquets, and the 24 Hour Musical Challenge.  The special events coordinator can also conceive as many new events possible that help to improve LTC’s presence in the Rutgers community as a whole.

Historian/Alumni Relations Coordinator: The historian/alumni relations coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with alumni to ensure their continued support for LTC and ideally, continued donations.  This position is also responsible for creating and maintaining an archive of videos and photos of all productions and LTC events.  The historian/alumni relations coordinator is in charge of creating a slideshow or other media to be played at the box office showcasing previous productions.  

Member(s)-at-Large:  The member(s)-at-large position is responsible for being an additional smart mind on the general board that 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 every project the best it can be. 

Assistant Managing Director:  The assistant to the managing director will work directly under the managing director in all facilitation related aspects of the company. They 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 month’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 Artistic Director:  The assistant artistic director will work directly under the artistic director and help them reach any goals set for the company or specific productions. The assistant artistic director will work with the Artistic Director to establish relationships with each rehearsal staff and serve as another outlet in helping to bring each director’s vision to life. 

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 stagehands 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.

Assistant Business Manager: The assistant to the business manager will work directly under the business manager with all financial aspects of the company. 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. This position will also be responsible for thinking up new ways for LTC to receive funding from sources other than RUSA. This may be accomplished through grant writing or new fundraisers/opportunities for patrons to make donations. 

If one of these positions interests you, then you should consider applying.  If you have any general questions, please email the Executive Board at info@rultc.org to get your questions answered. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will open in April 2015.