Patrons of the Underground,

The Underground Theater Board of Directors are excited to announce our new Secretary, Kyle Anderson!

Kyle is a native Washingtonian, he acquired a taste for role-playing games before he could roll double digits. Inspired by his supportive family, he gained an interest in supporting the community. Inspired by regular rainfall, he gained an interest in coding and modding. After a stint in various escalating educational joints, he dipped his skills into a selection of odd jobs before becoming the next generation within a family business. In this, he acted as an administrator with many metaphorical and a couple of literal hats. When he isn’t enjoying the plot, he can often be found appreciating food, debating about starting yet another efficiency project, and spoiling his favorite companions.

Let’s all give him a warm welcome!!!

The Board of Directors

We’re excited to start this December off by announcing our new Director of Communications: Bill Vollmer!Â đŸ€—Â As our Comms Guru, Bill will be assisting with a wide range of duties, from event promotions to updating everyone on org goings-on and so much more.

For those of you who haven’t met him yet, Bill is a geek of all trades who enjoys facilitating fun events and camaraderie. He has been part of the World of Darkness community for nearly 2 decades, and is excited about this opportunity to share that experience as well as his skills in Graphic Design with Underground Theater’s community.

So, please extend a warm welcome to Bill! 😁
(And, if you have web design, graphic design, FB Group management, event promotion, and/or other related skills that you would be interested in volunteering to the org, please reach out to Bill via communications@undergroundtheater.org .)

Patrons of the Underground,

It is with great excitement that the Board of Directors announces our new Secretary, LeKesha Hammond. LeKesha is from our Arkansas-area games and we are thrilled to have representation from that area on our administration staff.

LeKesha has enjoyed LARPing since 1998, and joined Underground Theater in 2015.  LeKesha has a background in child care, customer service, secretarial work and now spends her days as a graphic illustrator, reenactor  and homemaker.  She is enthusiastic to be able to donate her time, perspectives, love of organization, problem solving, resolution, and teamwork with the community.

Please help her feel welcome!

The Board of Directors

Patrons of the Underground,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Camarilla/Anarch/Independent Alliance Organizational Storyteller!

Nick Riley is currently finishing a two-year stay in Japan as an Assistant English Teacher with the JET Program. He lives in Tottori Prefecture, in a charming countryside town brimming with cherry blossoms. Previously, he attended Berea College, where he majored in English and minored in Asian Studies, and held a variety of jobs, including computer repair technician, newswriter, RA and TA.

Nick started gaming regularly when he was around 16, when he joined his first Vampire group, but had been enchanted with the idea of role-playing ever since he delved into his dad’s Monster Manual as a kid. Nick first LARPed with Paducah’s OWbN troupe, and later briefly served as Lead Storyteller of Paducah’s Underground Theater troupe in the interim after Ryan Martin’s departure. After leaving for Japan, he founded an Underground Theater troupe in Yonago, Tottori, which ran for about a year. He has worked with the Cam-Anarch-IA OST staff in an informal capacity for some time, and is pleased to continue serving in these new roles.

Please welcome Nick to our team.

As is always the case when leadership changes, if you have an outstanding inquiry to the Cam/Anarch/IA OST office that has not been answered, this is a great time to send a gentle, friendly reminder to camanarch-ost@undergroundtheater.org.

UPDATE

The Secretary position has been filled by Kyle Anderson!

Welcome Our New Secretary

 


Patrons of the Underground,

Are you a patron in good standing who wants to be more involved in our organization?

If any of the below opportunities interest you, send a cover letter with your professional resumé and gaming resumé (detailing your game-related experience as player, storyteller or administrator) to:

BoD@UndergroundTheater.org


Now that Amber Godat has selfishly abandoned her post as Secretary and followed her masochistic desires into the role of President, our board of directors needs to fill the incredibly important position of Secretary.

General Description: The Secretary of Underground Theater is a board of director position that serves a managerial role that collects, organizes, and maintains much of the organization’s business as well assists in helping staff keep up on tasks.

Accountability: The Secretary is directly accountable to the Board of Directors. Certain duties of the Secretary may be delegated to other Board Members, and/or committees as appropriate; however, the accountability for them remains with the Secretary.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, setup, invite all parties to, attend and direct all meetings of the Board of Directors. Meetings are usually held once per week, and are conducted electronically via a recorded Google Hangouts session.

  • Monitor internal Board of Directors communication channels for potential action items in order to create the next meeting’s agenda by 24 hours prior to each Board Meeting.

  • Email a list of action items (aka: a To-Do List) to the Board within 48 hours after a meeting.

  • Maintain the list of contact information for all Board Members and Administrators that is stored in the Board’s shared Google Drive.

  • Hire and supervise a minimum of one administrator to function within the office as necessity dictates and archive all monthly Administrator reports from his/her staff for archival purposes.

  • Other duties as required.

Work Experience: An ideal applicant for this position needs to have a professionally demonstrated knowledge of the drafting and maintenance of corporate documents of all kinds; to include meeting minutes. Applicants must have experience in a corporate setting in which confidentiality was required. Finally, applicants must be able to stay extremely organized and possess the ability to follow through with assignments regardless of tight or erratic timelines.

Availability and Responsiveness:

  • The Secretary must be able to reply to  correspondence within 24 hours, barring any previously noted special circumstances.

  • The Secretary must have reliable telephone and internet service, with reliable access to a computer that can run Google Hangouts via video.

  • The Secretary must have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Documents.


In addition, the Director of Communications is looking for a few admins to help! As we’ve grown, it’s just no longer a workload one person can handle, and there is a great opportunity for us to begin some new projects!

Social Media Administrator will be in charge of secondary communications for Twitter and Facebook. The SMA will create content for enriching, building and promoting our community through regular Tweets and Posts on a variety of topics that are related to White Wolf, By Night Studios, Underground Theater and general genre-related media. Applicant must possess proven social media expertise in a professional environment, a strong understanding of grammar and spelling, moderate photography skill and an attention to detail and deadlines.

Local Marketing Administrator will be in charge of creating marketing collateral for use at the local troupe level for promoting games. The LMA will create flyers, posters, graphics and logos supporting Underground Theater troupes. Applicant must posses layout and design skills, strong spelling skills, an understanding of marketing/advertising strategy, appropriate computer software and an attention to detail and deadlines.

Cultural Attache will be in charge of helping to decipher, read and gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the Underground Theater patronage culture as a whole. The CA will also help to develop action plans to address opportunities for the organization’s culture to be improved upon and enriched. Areas of social focus may include respect, cordiality and kindness as well as difficult topics such as inclusion, discrimination and bleed. Areas of procedural focus may include identifying communication opportunities, integration and involvement of new chronicles/patrons and developing workshop opportunities for players and storytellers to grow their skills. Applicant must be outgoing, possess great communication and empathy skills and people-reading abilities. Ideal candidates will also possess planning and strategy skills.


If any of these opportunities interest you, send a cover letter with your professional resumé and gaming resumé (detailing your game-related experience as player, storyteller or administrator) to:

BoD@UndergroundTheater.org

Patrons of the Underground,

The board of directors is proud to announce the new president of Underground Theater is Amber Godat. Many of you are already familiar with her as the portrayer of the NPC Justicar Boliver, as well as her role on the board as Secretary for more than the last year.

Please help us welcome her to her new role!

On a related note, we’ll be asking for applicants interested in the position of Secretary in the next few days, so if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering to help Underground Theater, please keep your eyes out for the announcement!