IMPORTANT NOTICE: FOLLOWING THE 2018 STAG AGM, CERTAIN BOARD POSITIONS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED, REMOVED OR NEWLY INTRODUCED. FULL DETAILS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY, AND THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THAT. KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEWSLETTER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The President chairs both general and executive board meetings, acting as the face of the society and primary point of contact for those outside it. They make sure that everything is in order on a daily basis and is also in charge of overseeing all productions. They are responsible for making sure that all members of the Board are aware of their responsibilities.
VICE PRESIDENT (STAG NIGHTS)
The VP STAG Nights’ primary responsibility is the coordination of the STAG Nights festival in first semester. Consequently they may not be involved in any of the individual STAG Nights shows. They are responsible for chairing the STAG Nights committee, developing a design concept/theme, overseeing the productions, communicating with visiting companies, etc.
VICE PRESIDENT (New Works)
notice: as of the 2018 AGM, the VP New WOrks position has been clarified to give them explicit responsibility for the running of stag's annual show at the edinburgh fringe
The VP New Works’ primary responsibility is the coordination of the New Works festival in second semester. Consequently they may not be involved in any individual New Works shows. They are responsible for chairing the New Works committee, soliciting proposals, overseeing the productions, and fostering new writing within the society. VP New Works is also responsible for facilitating the winning show's production for the Edinburgh Fringe.
It is the Financial Secretary’s job to look after STAG’s money. Primarily, this entails making and maintaining each production's budget as well as ensuring STAG’s accounts are kept up to date. Additionally, they are responsible for researching and applying for grants to bolster the society’s funds.
The General Secretary takes minutes at the meetings and writes them up to distribute to the Board and make available to the membership. They are also responsible for providing feedback after proposals, membership of STAG. Along with the Social Convener, the General Secretary coordinates the annual elections.
THE REGULAR BOARD
The Backstage Manager works closely with the Technical Manager to provide or help find technical and backstage support for all STAG shows. They are responsible for helping to teach stage managers and those working in a backstage capacity (e.g. costume designers, set builders etc.) and pairing them with directors where appropriate. In addition, all props, costume and set owned by STAG, their security and condition, are the responsibility of the Backstage Manager.
The Technical Manager works closely with the Backstage Manager to provide or help find technical and backstage support for all STAG shows. The Technical Manager is also responsible for helping to teach technicians and pairing them with directors where appropriate. All technical equipment owned by STAG, its security and condition, are the responsibility of the Technical Manager.
The Venues Manager maintains the STAG Room (organises clean-ups, provides booking sheets etc.), looks for and books performance venues and acts as a point of liaison with the venue throughout the performance period. The Venues Manager also helps directors to find and book appropriate rehearsal spaces.
The Publicity Officer is responsible for all publicity both within the society and externally. This includes keeping our online presence up to date and delivering the weekly newsletter. In addition the Publicity Officer ensures that all aspects of publicising STAG shows are taken care of. The Publicity Officer is expected to liaise with outside contacts in order to organise reviews, interviews etc.
harry penrhyn jones
The Design Officer is in charge of the visual aspect of our publicity. This includes designing all the posters for the STAG shows and festivals, as well as designing and printing the tickets, flyers, programmes etc., and designing STAG's web presence including the website and newsletter. The Design Officer works closely with the publicity officer to ensure the society is getting its name out there for the public to see.
notice: As of the 2018 AGM it has been decided that the community officer will no longer be in charge of workshops - that responsibility will fall to the newly created position of workshops officer. The community officer will now be called the COMMUNITY AND WELFARE OFFICER, focusING on making connections with organisations outside stag, and also for maintaining the welfare OF STAG MEMBERS.
This position is meant to encourage involvement and activities for the STAG membership throughout the year, outside of productions, primarily through the management of workshops. They also work to make STAG more accessible to the wider Glasgow community and encourage collaboration with other societies at the University of Glasgow.
The Social Convener ensures that the society is having fun. This principally involves coordinating events whereby members can meet in a social context, as well as organising regular fundraisers. They also lead a team of STAG members in organising Freshers’ Week. The Social Convener oversees the planning of the STAG ball and coordinates the annual elections along with the General Secretary.
NEW POSITION: WORKSHOPS OFFICER
notice: This new position will take OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORKSHOPS FROM THE COMMUNITY OFFICER. The current community officer is Max Aspen.
The membership has decided as of 2018's AGM that a new position will be created taking responsibility exclusively for arranging and managing STAG's workshops. The Workshops Officer will arrange bringing in internal and external personnel, from STAG members to industry professionals, to give workshops and talks about various aspects of theatre: writing, acting, directing, physical theatre, backstage, tech and more.
Ordinary Board Members
jenny barron & Jamie carline
NOTICE: It has been decided at the April 2018 Annual General Meeting that this position will be reduced to ONE PERSON, rather than the previous two.
Any jobs that do not fall into any of the above categories can be assigned to the Ordinary Board Member with their consent. The Ordinary Board Member can take responsibility in any areas which might help out other Board members and in which they hold an interest.
The role is ideal for anybody who wants to help but doesn't feel they want to be confined to any of the above categories, as well as newer members who would like a thorough understanding of how the board works and like to help in any and all capacities.
Email Jamie: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Year ORDINARY BOARD MEMBERS
SHEMISS WEBBE AND LUKE O'HARA
While the first year position has no specific role, much like other Ordinary Board Members, they are there to assist with any and all aspects of the board and most importantly act as representatives for their year group. The First Year Ord Board position is also an excellent opportunity to get experience of how the society runs. Unlike other positions, First Year Ordinary Board Members are selected by the Board in October rather than elected by the membership in May.