Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Robert "Joe" Taylor is the September Employee of the Month

Robert “Joe” Taylor, a stage foreman for Sangamon Auditorium, has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for September 2017.

Taylor is one of the important behind the scenes leaders that makes sure that shows happen at Sangamon Auditorium. He works long hours and many weekends supervising crews and doing whatever it takes to make sure shows are ready.

“I believe Joe performs his job with the best possible outlook, the most positive manner, and in the best spirit of this university,” said a nominator. “I have never had anyone say an unkind word about Joe. He will bend over backwards to help anyone and everyone. He is always friendly and positive with all of the clients and with local groups and campus departments.”

Taylor has worked for Sangamon Auditorium for more than 30 years. He started in a part-time role and now works full-time for the auditorium. He has a passion for making sure shows are successful and all needs are met.

“He takes great pride in the work he does,” said a nominator. “He is kind and pleasant to all the staff and road show crews he works with and is always willing to assist with whatever you ask him to do, and he does it without complaining.”

Outside of his UIS employment, Taylor also works as a stage manager for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, which performs at Sangamon Auditorium.

“Joe’s position is one that is never really mentioned or talked about on campus, but the shows happen because Joe is there to make sure that the details are taken care of,” said a nominator.

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