The Student Leadership Team is a group of Gallatin students who play a role in shaping the artistic vision of the festival each year and manage the logistics of bringing it all together. The team is different each year. Generally, there are visual arts curators, performing arts producers, and some assortment of students interested in managing the marketing and community building efforts to promote the festival.
MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATORS
The Marketing/Social Media Coordinators will collaborate with the Student Leadership Team and the festival staff to develop strategies to recruit artists from the Gallatin community in the fall and promote the festival in the spring. S/he will be responsible for integrating social media into the festival’s activities, expanding the festival’s social media presence, and assisting in the management of the website. Experience with photography, video, and/or graphic design is helpful, but not
PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCERS
The Performing Arts Producers will collaborate with the other Student Leadership Team members and the festival staff to establish a festival vision for and recruit artists from the various performing arts disciplines. They will also oversee general communication between the festival staff and the artists and participate in the planning of artist information sessions and the development of a “what-you-need-to-know” packet for performers participating in the festival. Producers will be responsible for getting to know the artists’ work in the spring and organizing the work for the festival. Producers will work closely with a professional production stage manager and the staff of Gallatin’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre to oversee the logistical aspects of the performing arts events during and leading up to the festival. The Performing Arts Producers will play a critical role in setting the production calendar in the spring; this will include scheduling and coordinating the technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals for all of the performers. Students with previous stage management or producing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Gallery Curators will collaborate with the other Student Leadership Team members and the festival staff to establish a festival vision for and recruit artists from the various visual and installation arts. They will oversee general communication between the festival staff and the visual artists and develop a “what-you-need-to-know” packet for visual artists participating in the festival. They will work closely with the Gallatin Galleries Curator, Keith Miller, on the execution of the visual arts presentation of the festival. The Gallery Curators will be responsible for getting to know the artists’ work in the spring and organizing the work for the Festival showing. The Gallery Curators will also develop a workshop on how to make artwork installation-ready for the Festival hang as well as write text for all gallery signs/artwork labels. Previous gallery experience strongly recommended.
You can check out last year’s team below.