Seeking Board Members

Are you passionate about reflecting the diversity of the community onstage? Do you want to challenge assumptions, bias, and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today’s issues?

Mirror Stage seeks enthusiastic, responsible, collaborative advocates to join the board of directors. Ideal candidates are positive, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy, with the time and commitment to make a difference. Experience working in the arts, social justice, or nonprofits a plus, but not required.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Setting policy
  • Supervising and evaluating operations in a financially, ethically and artistically sound manner
  • Representing Mirror Stage in the community and building enthusiasm for Mirror Stage programs
  • Promoting attendance at Mirror Stage productions, programs and events
  • Recruiting new board members, advisors and supporters
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and/or stewarding the relationships and resources needed-financial, personnel and other-to produce high-quality professional theatre productions

This is a leadership level position. Priority skills sought include: Information Technology, Resource Development, and Financial Management. We are also seeking to expand our Cultural community, Media, Political and Philanthropic affiliations.

Knowledge of or background in theatre NOT required.

As the governing board for a small, emerging arts organization, this is a working board, with each board member expected to play an active role. The board culture is fairly informal and collegial. Mirror Stage offers clearly defined expectations, a promise of no breakfast meetings, and a lot of fun with some terrific people.

If you think you’d make a good candidate, we’d love to hear from you. We are committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff and within our leadership. Candidates from traditionally under-represented backgrounds and communities are encouraged to apply.

Selection & Recruitment Process:

For more information about joining Mirror Stage’s board, download and review the attached board prospect packet files by clicking on the document title(s), below. Fill out and submit the interest assessment along with a résumé, and then meet with the Managing Artistic Director to ask and answer any questions, and assess further interest. Prospective board members then attend a board meeting to meet the other board members. If the fit is right and the interest mutual, the candidate is then elected to a two-year renewable term of board service.

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Mirror Stage Prospect Packet

Board Interest Assessment

Board Pledge

For more information about joining the board,
Contact Mirror Stage, or call 206-686-2792.

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