Member, Board of Directors

Title:   Member, Board of Directors

Prepared Date: March 2021 (Adopted 4/18/2021)

 

Description:

The mission of StageQ  is to celebrate and advance queer representation through theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ persons. StageQ is a volunteer based organization and Participating Theatre Company (PTC) at The Bartell Theater in Downtown Madison. Service on StageQ’s Board of Directors is a volunteer position without financial compensation.  For more information about the organization visit the website www.stageq.org

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Board Members will support the work of StageQ and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. They will contribute to StageQ’s culture, focus, effectiveness, and financial stability. Board members will recognize and disclose any conflicts of interest and make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization. Board members will ensure StageQ obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and adheres to its stated purpose/mission.

Show specific operations will be led by the Producing Manager and production teams who will report to the board. Any Board members directly involved in a production will recuse themselves for voting on issues directly related to that production due to the conflict of interest. 

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Creating and reviewing measurable goals for the organization, and establishing ways to measure the organization’s success in achieving those goals. 

  • Attending monthly board meetings. 

  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings. 

  • Declaring any conflicts of interest and recusing oneself on specific matters where there may be bias or inability to act impartially. 

  • Approving StageQ’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities. 

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Producing Manager and/or production teams.

  • Contributing to the recruitment, hiring, and annual performance review of the Producing Manager.

  • Identifying and recruiting other Board Members and volunteers. 

  • Partnering with the Producing Manager and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out. 

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments. 

  • Representing StageQ to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization. 

  • Be visible and active for StageQ productions; which may include observing a rehearsal, house managing, ushering at a performance, or attending special events and shows. 

  • Ensure StageQ’s follows through on its commitment to a diverse board and staff. 

 

Fundraising:

Board members are to make StageQ a philanthropic priority. The StageQ Board is responsible for fundraising. This includes securing and maintaining relationships with sponsors and donors. Donations to StageQ by Board Members are accepted, but not required. Board Member donations will be treated as any other; no additional authority or status will be given due to a donation.

 

Board Terms/participation:

StageQ Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings scheduled by the committee chair. 


Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about StageQ’s mission and who has a track record of leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in theatre arts, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with aspects of Theatre/performing arts.

  • Professional experience and accomplishments in theatre arts, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. 

  • A commitment to and understanding of the queer community, preferably based on lived experience. 

  • A desire to tell queer stories, connect with other advocates, and continuously advance the organization. 

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals. 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of the community at large

If you are interested please email board president, Zak Stowe, with any questions or to begin the application process: zak@stageq.com