From the Fine Arts Society: Apply for the FAS 2015/2016 Eboard!!!

13 Apr

Hello all,

I hope you are enjoying spring as much as we are!

This has been an exciting year for the Fine Arts Society, continuing some traditions from the past—such as our career symposia—and establishing new ones. We have enjoyed meeting many new faces and reconnecting with some familiar ones this year, and can’t believe it’s drawing to a close. It’s almost time to make plans for next year, so we hope those of you who will be continuing at NYU next year will consider becoming more involved with the Fine Arts Society. Within the next week and a half, we will be holding elections for next year’s E-Board.

The deadline to apply is April 15th; we will notify the new Board by April 18th. The application can be found in this Google Doc (NYU login required).

Please highlight any relevant extracurricular or work experience in your application. Anyone who is a member of the Classes of 2016, 2017, or 2018 is eligible to apply, including students who will be abroad for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.  If you have any questions, please email current Co-Presidents Nora at or Valerie at

Also, don’t forget that our Professional Career Symposium is Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 in Silver 300!

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Come learn about the many possibilities awaiting you in the art world, and get your questions answered. Our speakers will be Morgan Schoonoven, AVP and Head of Works on Paper Sale, Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s; Renée Vara, Art Advisor and Private Collections Manager at Vara Art; Heidi Riegler, Digital Marketing and PR Professional at Riegler Media and Instructor at NYU. Food from Patsy’s and refreshments will be served. If you are applying for a Board position, we STRONGLY encourage you to attend.

Below you will find the descriptions of the available E-Board positions as well as the Google Form link you will use to submit your responses.

Thank you, and good luck!

The 2014-15 Fine Arts Society E-Board



All Board members are expected to attend biweekly events, typically held on the 3rd Floor of Silver – times and days to be decided according to mutual convenience. All Board members are also expected to occasionally assist with picking up food or other items ordered for on-campus events (all expenses will be 100% reimbursed within a few weeks, with help from the Treasurer).

Co-President (2)

The co-president is responsible for the overall health and progress of the club. The two co-presidents share the following responsibilities:

1. Leading club meetings and events

2. Coordinating the efforts of board members

3. Planning and updating the calendar of events

4. Staying in touch with the faculty advisor

5. Communicating with CAS Club Council in regards to administrative tasks

6. Being aware of all working aspects of the club

7. Maintaining alumni relations by keeping track of graduated students and contacting them periodically

The ideal co-president is communicative, prompt, and comfortable in a leadership position. He or she must enjoy event planning and taking control of the logistics of the club. The co-president is responsible for handling and/or delegating any tasks that do not fall within other board members’ jurisdictions. Note that this is a time-consuming position.

Treasurer (1)

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the club’s budget throughout the year. Specific tasks include:

1. Planning the yearly budget

2. Communicating with CAS club council and staying informed about due dates

3. Completing reimbursement forms for club activities in a timely manner

4. Keeping track of the club budget funds throughout the year

The ideal treasurer is highly organized, consciously aware of all due dates, and adept at math. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. Note: treasurers are required to attend periodical CAS Club Council meetings with the co-presidents.

Secretary (1)

The secretary is responsible for keeping track of meeting notes and maintaining the club listserv. Specific tasks include:

1. Taking detailed notes at all club meetings

2. Emailing club members regularly regarding upcoming events

3. Periodically (i.e. monthly) creating an e-newsletter

4. With Co-Presidents, maintain RSVP lists for events.

The ideal secretary is detail-oriented and punctual. He or she should have strong communication skills. Knowledge of the NYU listserv system and/or MailChimp is preferable but not required.

Marketing/PR Chair (1)

The marketing chair is responsible for maintaining FAS’ social media presence and advertising our events in a timely manner. Specific tasks include:

1. Updating the FAS Facebook and Twitter frequently, especially before events

2. Creating and distributing posters in advance of FAS events

3. Advertising FAS events via social media and Dept. of Art History resources

The ideal marketing chair is comfortable with frequently engaging in social media. He or she should be adept at navigating around sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Knowledge of photo-editing software (e.g. Photoshop or InDesign) is required. Please attach a sample of your work to your application.

Board Member (2-3)

Board members have no specific responsibilities, but are present for all aspects of the club. This is a great position for those who wish to begin their involvement with the FAS board and hope to one day run for a more substantial board position. We are looking for enthusiastic art lovers (especially underclassmen).


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