Who we are

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We are a team of dedicated students on a mission to enhance the undergraduate experience. We are pro-active, detail-oriented, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and most importantly- passionate.

You’ll have a lot of opportunity to impact campus.

You’ll likely be working longer hours than you are used to. It might get emotional, and your job description will be fluid. You’ll have to get your hands dirty and you’ll have to get lots of stuff done. Things are always subject to change.

SPB is a fast-paced, fun-filled group, composed of extremely talented, go-getters. We pride ourselves in rapid communication, strong team oriented skills, and thinking on your feet. Sometimes the days are long and tiring, but we stick together until the very end.

We’ll be honest, this is not your run-of-the-mill student group. But if the possibility of building something from scratch, spending long hours working with your peers, going above and beyond, and wearing as many hats as possible excites you, you’re in the right place!

How we work


A little something extra


While we do a lot of hard work, we also have a lot of fun.

In addition to having retreats at places like Six Flags, receiving cool swag (JACKETS!), getting to meet famous people, seeing the inner-workings of large-scale events, enjoying free food, and wearing secret service walkie-talkie headsets, you will meet some of your best friends on your time on SPB.

Who Makes Up Exec:

President:

The President of SPB’s role is to oversee the overall coordination of the entire SPB. The President provides supervision and coordination of the SPB Executive Board, holds weekly meetings with the each member of the Executive Board, organizes and leads a weekly executive board meeting, meets with the SPB Staff Advisor once per week, and arranges an organizational retreat for all SPB membership at the beginning of his/her term. In addition, the President acts as a liaison between the SPB and any external organizations, including Student Union and Student Life.

Vice President of Membership:

The VP of Membership oversees the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of the recruitment of the general body of the SPB in addition to maintaining its overall interest and involvement. The VP of Membership is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Executive Board recruitment. The VP of Membership is also responsible for coordinating day-of involvement of the SPB membership for events when necessary.

Vice President of Finance:

The VP of Finance is responsible for supervising all financial and budgeting activities within the SPB. The VP of Finance must also submit the yearly budget request to the Vice President of Finance of the Student Union at the beginning of each spring semester, after it is passed by a majority of the Executive Board of the SPB. Other major responsibilities include tracking revenues and expenditures of all SPB accounts and meeting with the VP of Finance of Student Union at least three times each semester to discuss spending and the budget of SPB.

Concerts Director:

The Concerts Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of concerts, not including WILD. This includes coordinating the booking process for performers for concerts and working with the Production Director to secure the venue and set up materials and security for the event.

WILD Director:

The WILD Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of the fall and spring WILD concerts. This includes pursuing and contracting talent for WILD concerts, coordinating with campus partners as well as the other SPB directors.

Special Events Director:

The Special Events Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of all non-musical, non-comedy events.

Comedy Director:

The Comedy Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of a diverse range of comedy events, most prominently a biannual comedy show. This includes coordinating the booking process for performers for comedy events and working with the Production Director to secure the venue and set up materials and security for the event.

Film Director:

The Film Director is responsible for overseeing the overall coordination, conceptualization, programming, and management of film programming within SPB. This includes the creation and implementation of film programming on campus and working with the Production Director to secure the venue and set up materials and security for the event.

Production Director:

The Production Director is responsible for overseeing the production and logistical elements of all events programmed by SPB, including selecting and conducting bidding process for outside production-related contractors. They will be in charge of organizing and acquiring all hospitality needs for artists leading up to and during the events, coordinating security needs for all SPB events including coordinating the safety of all SPB staff, performers and audience members at SPB events, and responsible for coordinating all sustainability efforts of SPB, and responsible for making sure all of the SPB events are as sustainable as possible

Promotions Director:

The Promotions Director oversees the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of all communication between the SPB and the constituents of the Student Union. The Promotions Director is also responsible for coordinating the creation and distribution of all promotional materials, develop creative marketing strategies for each SPB event, overseeing the creation of SPB event merchandise, and researching and developing new methods for advertising. The Promotions Director much have advanced proficiency in graphic design and Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and be comfortable using video editing software and basic WordPress HTML coding. They are also expected to submit a portfolio or examples of their work.

Outreach Director:

The Outreach Director oversees the overall coordination, conceptualization, and management of all research on behalf of the SPB. Research will include, but is not limited to, the surveillance of students’ wants and needs and reference checks for other universities with regard to artists.

Happy Hour Director:

The Happy Hour Director is responsible for the coordination and logistics of Happy Hour each week. This includes contacting vendors, checking supplies, working with sponsors and the execution of the event. In the past, these responsibilities have been held by the Special Events Director.

Application Process

 

Applications for SPB Exec have closed. SPB General Body applications will open later in the Fall.

Questions?

Please e-mail vpmembership@spb.wustl.edu.