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Connect with Student Workers

Oct. 1, 2013

This past summer, the Student Life team created a program that seeks to formalize our structures and systems for hiring student performers (Cirque 2B), performance artists (TicToc), and student marketers (Street Team).

If you are looking to hire students for events or have students who should participate, please see the details below.

CIRQUE 2B
CIRQUE 2B is Columbia College Chicago’s unique pool of talented student performers who make Columbia’s spirit shine at events. Performers can be jugglers, singers, puppeteers, musicians, dancers, actors, mimes, hula-hoopers, and more.

CIRQUE 2B connects available student performers with campus event producers throughout the year. The group provides performers to work at events where their unique talents are needed—like a singer to set the mood at a gallery opening or jugglers at a charity event.

Performers are compensated at a rate of $15/hour with a two-hour minimum. To coordinate performers for your event, contact Shannon Bourne at sbourne@colum.edu.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc is a showcase of original work in performance, spectacle, and installation. This initiative brings together, supports, and promotes the work of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff from across the college, while activating underused, yet highly traveled spaces on campus: lobbies, windows, sidewalks, and gardens.

Tic Toc seeks to engage audiences across the campus in original work that is risky, challenging, conceptual, and has a strong visual component. Work that engages audience members in different ways is encouraged. Tic Toc is a unique showcase of energetic artistic activity and action and is poised to contribute to Columbia’s contemporary art experience. The work is curated specifically for each event, and artists submit proposals to the curator via a call for entries.

Artists and performers are compensated at a rate of $25/hour with a two-hour minimum and can register directly with Tic Toc coordinator Ania Greiner at agreiner@colum.edu.

Street Team
Student Activities and Leadership will implement a fundraising program for student organizations called the Street Team. The Street Team will be a group of student leaders who are members of recognized student organizations. Their responsibilities would include marketing and working college events in exchange for a modest compensation as outlined below.

How opportunities will be made available to the Street Team:
There will be a calendar of opportunities available for the Street Team called the Street Team Calendar. Student Activities and Leadership will maintain the calendar. The calendar will be posted online and at the Loft.

Members of the Student Affairs Division will be able to list their opportunities in the Street Team Calendar by submitting an online form to the Student Activities and Leadership office. As opportunities are submitted, they will be reviewed, approved/denied, and added to the calendar.

What the Street Team can do:

  • Help market a program by distributing flyers at various locations on campus
  • Work a program as a greeter or table attendant

What the Street Team won’t do:
  • Office work
  • Plan events
Package Options
Option 1 – Hire students to market your program
  • Cost – $200
  • Two consecutive hours of street marketing by a minimum of five students

Option 2 – Hire students to work your program
  • Cost – Minimum of $200 depending on length of program
  • Two consecutive hours of program support by a minimum of five students
    • Greeters
    • Information tables
    • Set up/take down

Option 3 – Hire students to market and work your program
  • Cost – Minimum of $300 depending on length of program
  • Two consecutive hours of street marketing by a minimum of five students
  • Two consecutive hours of program support by a minimum of five students
    • Greeters
    • Information tables
    • Set up/Take down

Funding
• The department requesting support will be responsible for paying the student organization.
• Student Activities and Leadership will create an account that will house funds paid to student organizations.
• After completion of the service, funds will be transferred from the requesting department to Student Activities and Leadership.
• Student organizations will have access to their funds through an Express Proposal process.
• Student organizations must spend funds earned through the Street Team program by the end of the fiscal year during which the funds were earned.