Info About Positions

Info About Positions

The Cap & Bells board’s term of office runs from April, when elections are held, until the end of the following school year. All participants in Cap & Bells productions are welcome to vote in the election. Any member, including those not currently on campus, may run for office by submitting a self-nomination before the election. Sign up for our listserv to receive election notifications.

The positions available may shift year-to-year at the discretion of the outgoing board, as the needs of the organization change. Below are descriptions for the positions of the 2016-17 Board.


Artistic Director: The AD is ultimately responsible for the programming of the Cap & Bells season, acts as an artistic resource for directors, and acts as the general artistic liaison for all Cap & Bells activities—to fellow members, to the college, and beyond.

General Manager: The GM is responsible for fundraising, logo ware, house management, managing the board & organizational listserv, room reservations, and being a liaison with the Theatre Department Faculty.

Technical Director: The TD provides guidance, assistance, and direction on all technical aspects of Cap & Bells productions—including set construction, props, lighting, sound, and costumes. May have an assistant.

Master Electrician: The ME coordinates all lighting needs between interested parties, orchestrates the installation of lighting plots, and ensures that the design and operation of lighting goes smoothly. May have an assistant.

Production Manager: The PM leads communication with the Production Manager of the Williams College Theatre Department, coordinates the needs of individual Cap & Bells shows with the Technical Director, and provides guidance and assistance to directors and stage managers on all production aspects.

Assistant Production Manager: The Assistant PM supports the PM as they see fit, i.e. keeping minutes of Board meetings, providing minutes to the Board members, and keeping records of current Cap & Bells membership.

Treasurer: The Treasurer keeps the budget for the Cap & Bells season and each production, oversees all expenditures, and provides regular budget reports to the Board, documenting reimbursements and deposits of ticket sales.

Dramaturg: The Dramaturg acts as Cap & Bells historian, as a resource for directors, particularly with regards to production research, and is responsible for running the Pilot reading series.

Publicity Manager: The Publicity Manager publicizes Cap & Bells auditions and performances, and communicates information to the Williams community. They are responsible for all activity on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media, as well as distribution and marketing.