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 2017-18 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, house management, managing the board & organizational listserv, publicity, website management, 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.
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.
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.
Associate Production Manager: The Associate PM works alongside the PM in managing all production aspects of Cap & Bells shows, as well as keeping minutes of Board meetings and providing minutes to the Board members.
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.