PURPOSE

The Administrative Board (AdBoard) oversees the operations of all the departments in KCSA, as well as offering advice, planning events, working with Krannert Center staff, and collaborating with other student groups with the common goal of promoting the arts on the UIUC campus.

APPLY FOR ADBOARD

If you have ever enjoyed a show at Krannert Center, given a tour, designed a t-shirt, or thought of ways that KCSA could be improved; or if you're a motivated, creative, and organized leader with a commitment to the arts, then you are exactly the kind of person we want on the Adboard. This rewarding experience allows you to mold the future of KCSA. If you have any questions about the positions available, please contact us at kcsa@illinois.edu.

WHO ARE WE? 

The KCSA AdBoard consists of enthusiastic KCSA members who want to become more involved and perhaps even gain some experience in running an arts organization. The AdBoard plans events, organizes committees, and leads the various activities for KCSA. We have members who are students ranging from freshmen to graduate students, from all majors including engineering, sciences, liberal arts, business, and fine arts. We all share a love for the performing arts and a passion to bring the arts to the students of the University and the community members of Champaign-Urbana.

ADBOARD BENEFITS

As an Administrative Board member you will have opportunities to improve and develop leadership skills, gain experience working among a diverse group of people with differing view points, and become more involved in one of the most rewarding organizations on campus.  You will be instrumental in broadening the experiences of the KCSA general members, and you will learn skills that will help you for the rest of your life.  You will meet many of the Krannert staff and will have the opportunity to work with them directly.  It's also just a great way to make friends who love the arts as much as you do!

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The expected weekly time commitment is anywhere from 2-3hrs. Here’s a typical breakdown:

  • General Meeting: Every Tuesday from 6-7pm (1hr)
  • AdBoard Meeting: Every Tuesday from 5:30-6 (0.5hr—this is negotiable, but if we had it at any other time we would have to arrive earlier for General Meetings to set up)
  • Office Hour: Whatever time works for you! You really only need to spend your Office Hour in the Patron Services Office if you’re a database person, but everyone is welcome and it really is a nice place to hang out. (1hr)

Outside of this, you will also be asked to participate in the occasional special event. Schedules are flexible and often planned based on members’ availability, so as long as everyone makes a reasonable effort, we’re happy :)

If you are concerned about what exactly is expected of you, please email us, addressing the director of the department to which you are applying, and ask about department responsibilities.  The time commitment is considerable, but we are all students and we know that academics come first.  Most Administrative Board members do not have a problem keeping up with both schoolwork and KCSA obligations.  In fact, we find it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of our college careers, and we love having the opportunities to participate in so much of what Krannert and KCSA do.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The application process starts in the spring semester, typically in March or April.  The process consists of two steps:
  1. The application itself: We will send it out by email and post it to our social media accounts.  We usually give members a couple of weeks before the due date.
  2. The interview: All applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the current KCSA Administrative Board.  Interviews typically take about 10-15 minutes.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The only requirement to apply is that you must be a registered KCSA member.  For more information on becoming a registered member and requirements for being a member, please visit the about page.  When you apply, we are also looking for certain qualities in potential Administrative Board members.  These include, but are not limited to:
  • Love of the performing arts and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • Strong motivation to do their very best
  • Awareness and sensitivity when working with a diverse group of people
  • Passion for learning and new experiences
  • Conscientious, hard-working, and responsible
  • Positive attitude and ability to work through difficult situations
We are aware that not everyone will have leadership experience, especially second semester freshmen.  Please do not let this stop you from applying, as we will consider every applicant in terms of his or her capability.  We expect you to learn a lot on the Administrative Board and to develop these skills for the future!  You have just as good a chance of showing what you can do as anyone else.

THE APPLICATION

You may run for as many positions as you would like to be considered for on KCSA's Administrative Board.  Just be sure to fill out all of the appropriate sections of the application!

THE INTERVIEW 

We interview applicants to try to get to know them better and give them a chance to tell us about themselves.  Interviews are conducted in order of department, so if you are applying for more than one position you may have multiple interviews.  The whole interview will take about 10-15 minutes for an Administrative Board position.  Executive Board position interviews are more open-ended and may last up to about 20 minutes. You will be notified about the results by email over the next couple days.  If you still have not been notified in three days, then e-mail us at kcsa@illinois.edu.