I initially became interested in The UC Theatre when I heard about their Youth Advisory Board program, which I thought was an incredibly unique thing for a concert venue of that size to offer. Having just graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Music, I was looking for something to do that was related to music, and I couldn’t have been more lucky with the way the timing worked out. With the guidance of Robyn Bykofsky, our education director, I quickly gained a deep understanding of the complex, multifaceted inner workings of a moderately-sized brand new venue, and soon enough was able to feel comfortable working in multiple positions throughout the venue.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since the venue opened; since then I have been hired as Promotions Coordinator, where I have learned a lot about the intricacies of street teaming and marketing for a wide variety of concerts and events. I have also been provided with work opportunities outside of the venue through our floor manager, Jeremy Estrada, who also manages SF nightclub, The Chapel. Furthermore, many of our staff are also musicians or concert promoters in an independent capacity, many of whom I have made valuable connections with. I look forward to a bright future of working and learning in this exciting up-and-coming venue.