Student Representative

Giving Students a Voice

The Glass Art Society Student Representative is an important 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.


  • Gain real-world experience in nonprofit administration, project management, conference planning, and more.
  • Collaborate 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 for students in the field of glass art.
  • Because it’s fun!


  • Must be a current GAS student member.
  • Enrolled full time in a college-level, degree-granting program during the appropriate school year.
  • 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.
  • The ideal candidate is organized, takes responsibility for assigned duties, and has strong writing skills
  • Prior experience as a GAS student liaison (recommended, not required)
  • Ability to attend the following mandatory Board events:
    • Annual on-site board meeting
      • Held in September/October in Seattle, WA
      • Travel to the on-site meeting is paid for by GAS.
      • Accommodations are paid for by GAS for Board Members sharing a room.
    • The Annual GAS Conference
      • Typically held during the Spring/early Summer
      • Student Representative is responsible for his/her own travel. Financial support may be available through the GAS Student Rep Travel Fund, but is not guaranteed.
      • Accommodations are paid for by GAS for Board Members sharing a room.
      • Conference admission is paid for by GAS.
    • Additional travel opportunities for conference related events may come up, but are not mandatory.  


  • Serve as the primary intermediary between student members and the general GAS community.
  • Communicate the GAS mission, membership benefits, and special student opportunities to eligible students interested in art made with glass.
  • Participate in monthly Board of Director conference calls.
  • Serve on GAS Committees as needed and assist with the planning and organization of conference programs such as: Student and Member Exhibitions, Portfolio Review, the Education Resource Center, Research Presentations, and other projects as needed.
  • Solicit one student liaison from each qualifying school and maintain regular contact to share information about the GAS conference, programs and membership.
  • Contribute to GASnews, the quarterly online GAS newsletter, about student-focused projects and opportunities.
  • Mandatory attendance at the annual conference and annual on-site board meeting.
  • Serve as a mentor to the incoming student representative.

Call for Self-Nominations

The application for the 2020-2021 Student Rep position is not currently open. 


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.