Now accepting applications for Fall 2023!

We are accepting new applicants for positions on the Not Ready for Bedtime Players! Interested applicants should be available on Wednesdays from 6-9pm, and able to commit to at least two semesters on the troupe. Those interested in applying can fill out this initial interest form, and will then be sent a longer application (due by midnight on September 10th):

Who we are looking for: students interested in sexual health and/or education; people interested in performance/theater and/or leading educational workshops for other students (prior experience not necessary); and people who want to have fun with a goofy, upbeat team 🙂

What’s on the horizon for this semester: leading educational workshops for other students about issues related to healthy sexuality; group bonding activities; and hosting an open mic night, performance for the IFC, and the third-ever “Sexpo” event & resource fair!

The longer position description is below:

“Not Ready for Bedtime Players” Position Description

Title:                              Undergraduate Student Worker

Department:              Center for Health Promotion

Program:                     Not Ready for Bedtime Players

Supervisor:                 Leslie Roberts, Graduate Assistant

Weekly Hours:           5

Stipend:                       $15 per hour for the appointment term, paid bi-weekly

Appointment Term: Academic Year August 26, 2023- May 9, 2024, with possibility for re-employment

General Summary of Position

The Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP) is a sexual health promotion and social justice peer theater troupe which performs in residence halls, Greek areas, and at on- and off-campus events. This position involves recruiting, training peers on health and wellness-related issues as well as theatrical techniques. A new program component also includes leading educational workshops for other students around topics related to healthy sexuality. An additional component of the position is managing the social media presence of the troupe and creating multimedia content about troupe activities for various platforms: TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with recruiting and training for peer workshops and performances on behalf of the Troupe Director and the Center for Health Promotion.
  2. Attend weekly rehearsals/trainings and two all-day rehearsals/trainings.
  3. Assist in the development of written, visual, and multimedia materials including video and social media content; coordinate advertising materials and promotion activities.
  4. Assist in the development of culturally-appropriate educational programs and materials.
  5. Assist with data entry and statistical manipulation of program evaluations.
  6. Available to conduct evening programs/performances and maintain scheduled daytime outreach hours. 
  7. Provide wellness and sexuality information and/or referral services as needed.
  8. Maintain ethical and professional confidentiality as well as cultural competency.
  9. Staff and assist with special Center for Health Promotion outreach projects, including social media.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Compliance Requirements

Student employees in Student Affairs and Campus Life have specific expectations placed on them as employees of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among these is the requirement to fulfill reporting responsibilities as prescribed and required under applicable federal and State laws. These include but may not be limited to requirements under Title IX; Clery Act; FERPA; HIPPA; Massachusetts Conflict of Interest laws. Additionally, this applies to adhering to University policies and agreements (e.g., collective bargaining agreement).

Fulfilling these expectations includes addressing and reporting related violations by students, staff, faculty or others.  Related training will be provided. These expectations may be amended in conjunction with changes in Federal and/or State mandated reporting requirements, and/or University policies or agreements.  Students unwilling to meet these requirements are not eligible for employment.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  1. Enrollment as a student in good standing during entire term of appointment.
  2. Eligibility for employment as determined by the Center for Health Promotion.
  3. Availability to serve the entire academic term.
  4. Willingness to perform all mandated compliance reporting and related requirements.