Picnic Day: Entertainment Director

Contact Information

Name: Jonathon Wu

Phone: 752-6320

Email: chair@picnicday.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Picnic Day website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $600 Stipend

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: No



Hours per Week: 10-12 hrs/wk

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2012

End Date: June 30, 2013


Job Number: 0004-0171-2012

Last Date to Apply: Sept. 7, 2012


Recruits entertainment for 7 venues from campus and local performing groups.


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Creates advertising materials, creates the process through which those groups can apply to perform, reviews demo tapes/CDs and holds auditions for campus/local groups. Selects 60-70 performing groups, drafts the entertainment schedule and introductions for performers and maintains contact with groups chosen to perform (sends them contracts, give them all needed information, coordinates parking and technical needs, etc.). With the Chair, plans and organizes the Picnic Day Evening Show held in Freeborn Hall. Recruits and trains 3 Assistant Directors and 7 stage managers to work each stage. Oversees all entertainment venues on Picnic Day. Prepares end-of -year report. Attends weekly Board meetings and other weekly meetings as necessary. Holds mandatory office hours 7-10 per week beginning in winter.


1. Organizational skills 2. Communication skills

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

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