APPLICATION & INTERVIEW
Applications are now available. Please visit go.uvm.edu/upbapp19 to apply.
UPB hiring typically begins at the start of the spring semester (January). However, if you're interested in joining the team outside of the regular hiring period - you are welcome to fill out an Interest Form. Once positions open up, we encourage those on our interest form to apply.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for students who will be dedicated to serving the UVM community through fun and engaging programming efforts. While prior event planning/management experience is helpful, it’s not a necessity. More importantly, we seek out good organizational and communication skills, a strong work-ethic, and positive energy.
UPB is committed to social justice, environmental sustainability, and inclusivity, and these values are reflected in our programming, as well as our members. UPB students should be open to growth and demonstrate a commitment to learning in these areas.
WHAT POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Structurally, UPB is divided into two teams, Planning and Production. The Planning Team consists of five committees (Special Events | Concerts | Arts, Culture & Film | Comedy, Speakers & Education | Marketing) who plan, promote, market, and execute events throughout the semester. The Production Team helps staff these events, and often acts as the face of UPB.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
All UPB staff members must commit to bi-weekly UPB Team meetings on Mondays at 8PM. We also hold two mandatory retreats per academic year (fall and spring).
Planning Team members must attend a weekly 1-hour committee meeting and 4 office hours per week. The committee meetings and office hours are determined based on your availability. Planning committees are expected to be present at their own events and to support all UPB committees during our signature events.
Production Team members must commit to minimum of 20 hours a month (about 4-5 events). Shifts are assigned based on weekly availability.
WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION?
Planning Team members received a $500 stipend (paid in $250 installments at the middle and end of each semester) and Production Team members are paid hourly ($10.50/hr). Additionally, all members receive a UPB t-shirt, have first access to cool freebies, get to meet exciting talent that comes to UVM, and have an awesome experience!
WHO CAN APPLY?
Current UVM students in good academic and judicial standing may apply. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. You do NOT need federal work-study for this position.