Position Descriptions: Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)

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All positions are 10 hours per week unless otherwise noted.

Program Assistant, Leadership & Intercultural Programs (FULL)

This position serves as the main student lead from the Student Activities Office on topics related to leadership, involvement, ethics, communication, networking, civic engagement, diversity, cultural awareness, respect, empathy and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The Program Assistant in this position will work with the Student Activities, CSA organizations and various campus departments to develop and ensure that a diverse selection of leadership and intercultural programs and activities offered for the campus community. The position also act as the central campus resource to help students initiate, plan, fund and achieve their involvement goals, including working collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office in administering the Student Leadership & Involvement Grant.

Program Assistant, Music & Dance (2 positions available for 2019-2020)

This position coordinates activities that foster an appreciation of music, dance, and performance in a variety of genres. By recruiting and involving a committee of student volunteers, this position works collaboratively with departments and student organizations in researching and selecting upcoming dance and musical performances for the Carleton community. Examples of events typically coordinated by these positions include Halloween, Midwinter Ball, and Spring Concert.

Program Assistant, Art & Film (FULL)

This position coordinates a variety of Art & Film related programs. Examples of programs coordinated by this position include the student art exhibit in Sayles-Hill and collaborations with campus partners. Possible future programs include a multicultural film/discussion series, Northfield area productions, or bus trips to museums.

Program Assistant, Special Events (FULL)

This position coordinates a variety of special events and activities throughout the academic year and allows for a great deal of student input and programmatic flexibility. By collaborating with other departments, the Carleton Student Association, and student organizations, this position capitalizes on the creativity and spontaneity of Carleton students by providing logistical and event planning support. Programs coordinated by this position may include Metro Access Fund, Halloween, live comedy, end-of-term study breaks, and Senior Week.

Program Assistant, Marketing & Graphic Design (2 positions available for 2019-2020)

This position provides marketing and promotional support for a variety of programs and services coordinated by the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB). This includes the design of logos, posters, table tents, brochures, promotional items, and annual publications. Programs coordinated by these organizations are designed to challenge beliefs, educate others, inspire the individual, entertain the soul, and create a sense of campus community and pride. 

Program Assistant, Outdoor Programs & CANOE Liaison (FULL)

This position assists in the development of a progressive and comprehensive outdoor recreation program, paying close attention to well established programs already active with professional organizations such as the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The Outdoor Program will assist existing outdoor student organizations, offer leadership training, and provide students with a variety of safe and engaging outdoor activities and services.

Program Assistant, Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO) (FULL)

This position is responsible for coordinating the Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO) film series, scheduling student projectionists, and developing a variety of other film-based events both on and off campus. In addition, this position will work with student organizations in interpreting and abiding by copyright laws and licensing requirements as it relates to showing films on campus. The SUMO Program Assistant reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Activities and assists in the supervision of the following student positions:

  • SUMO Projectionists

Program Assistant, General Manager of the Cave (FULL)

The General Manager is responsible for leading a group of students in the overall management and organization of The Cave. The Cave, being both a student organization as well as a business, provides a variety of programs and services that challenge beliefs, educate others, inspire the individual, entertain the soul, and create a sense of campus community and pride. 

Working closely with the Carleton Student Association, Student Activities Office and Cave staff, the General Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the organization.  This includes facility management, employee supervision, cash management, inventory control and the development of both long and short-term goals. The General Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Activities and assists in the supervision of the following student positions:

  • Counter workers
  • Program Assistant, Audio & Lighting Manager
  • Program Assistant, Booking Manager

Program Assistant, Booking Manager of the Cave (FULL)

The Booking Manager position solicits student involvement and contracts both professional and student talent. This position recruits and leads a committee of student volunteers to assist with the selection of a comprehensive entertainment schedule. The Cave, being both a student organization as well as a business, provides a variety of programs and services that challenge beliefs, educate others, inspire the individual, entertain the soul, and create a sense of campus community and pride. The Booking Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Activities and assists in the supervision of the following student positions:

  • Sound and lighting workers

Program Assistant, Audio & Lighting Manager of the Cave (FULL)

The Sound & Lighting Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Activities and assists in the supervision of the following student positions:

  • Marketing staff