Student Representative

Giving Students a Voice

The Glass Art Society Student Representative is a key position on the Board of Directors. The Student Representative serves as the primary champion of student projects and is the key intermediary between student members and the general membership of GAS. The Glass Art Society encourages all eligible, full-time student members in a degree-seeking glass program to apply.



Meet Amanda Wilcox, a candidate for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Glass, Expanded Media and Visual Culture Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Amanda is serving as the GAS Student Representative from November 2014-October 2015.

2015 Call for Self-Nominations

Application deadline - November 1, 2015

Term spans November 2015 - October 2016.


  • Ensure your eligibility and review the position duties (below)
  • Write a letter of intention explaining what you can bring to the position and how you could best serve GAS student membership
  • Submit your resume or CV
  • Provide two references complete with full name, title, email address, and phone number.
All application materials may be emailed to Shelbey Lang, Executive Assistant at by November 1, 2015.


  • Gain real-world experience in non-profit administration, project management, conference planning, and more.
  • Collaborate and network with the noted artists, educators, and professionals on the GAS Board of Directors.
  • Boost your resume by organizing student-related projects and initiatives.
  • Get published by contributing regularly to our quarterly GASnews online newsletter.
  • Make a difference by communicating and creating opportunities to students in the field of glass art.
  • It’s fun!


  • Enrolled full time in a college-level, degree-granting program focused in the field of glass during the 2015-16 school year.
  • Current GAS student member.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of one year of service. Note: Eligible student representatives may run for re-election for a potential maximum term of three years.
  • Ability to attend the annual GAS conference planning meeting and the annual GAS conference with the Board of Directors.
  • Strong sense of organization and responsibility for assigned duties.
  • Recommended: Prior experience as a GAS student liaison


  • Serve as primary intermediary between student members and the general GAS membership.
  • Communicate the mission, membership benefits, and special student opportunities of the Glass Art Society to eligible students interested in art made with glass.
  • Participate in monthly Board of Director conference calls.
  • Serve on the Board of Director’s Education and Media Committees and contribute to committee projects.
  • Solicit one student liaison from each qualifying school and maintain regular contact with the liaison to share information about the GAS conference and membership to interested students in their program.
  • Contribute to GASnews, the quarterly online GAS newsletter, about student-focused projects and opportunities. This includes writing both the Student Profile and School Profile in each issue.
  • Attend the annual GAS planning meeting in January 2016 with the Board of Directors. Note: travel and lodging to the planning meeting is paid for by GAS.
  • Attend the annual GAS conference in Corning, NY in June 2016. Note: Student Representative is responsible for his/her own travel and accommodation at the annual conference. Limited financial support may be available through the GAS Student Rep Travel Fund, but is not guaranteed.
  • Before and during the annual conference, assist in managing the International Student Exhibition, organize student demonstrations (if applicable), and contribute to Portfolio Review, the Education Resource Center, Poster Presentations, and other projects as needed.
  • Assist GAS with social media and other outreach as needed.
  • Serve as a mentor to the incoming student representative, including traveling to the 2017 Annual Conference to assist the new student if possible.





The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.