BETC is spreading its wings. We’re seeking volunteers who share our vision for theatre as a catalyst for a better world to serve on our leadership committees and Board of Directors.
That’s it. That’s the only requirement. No minimum financial gift is required. No past experience. Just a passion for our mission. At BETC, we believe theatre is for everyone, and that has to start with our leadership. We want you—yes, you—to join us. We cannot wait for the work we will do together.
As the staff and board of BETC look to our next season, we are also looking forward to a new and transformed chapter for this company. In our first 15 years, we have hit the traditional milestones for a regional theatre: presented breathtaking productions, generated new programs and new works for our industry, built a family of artists and theatre-makers. But historically, we have also fallen short in our service to our community. We are committed to transforming from a predominantly White and affluent theatre space in Boulder to one that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, breaking down traditional access barriers in our theatre spaces across Colorado.
Requirements and responsibilities
There is no specific financial commitment, skill, or experience required to volunteer. We are seeking committee and board members that are passionate about our mission and the power of theatre. We seek diverse voices whose lived experiences will create an intersectional board across race, age, ethnicity, class, socio-economic status, citizenship status, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, creed, and ability.
Currently, BETC is operating fully remotely. When in-person meetings begin again, remote accommodations will be made for anyone who may need them.
Application review will begin June 21. Interviews will take place June 24-July 10.
Volunteer for a leadership committee
BETC’s leadership committees are formed with members of the board, staff, community and ensemble. BETC has four committees:
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Are you passionate about ED&I in the arts? Our committee is a powerful coalition of community members and company members from all aspects of BETC. We’re here to do better together.
What does it take to build an ethical, well-run theatre company? BETC’s recruiting for its Governance Committee, where you can help write the rules for the next decade of great theatre in Colorado.
If you have an eye for spectacular fundraising events or friendly energy when it comes to recruiting support for the arts, BETC is seeking new members for its Development Committee!
One of BETC’s core values is organizational sustainability as essential to our mission. If you’ve got a head for numbers or a passion for business, apply to join the BETC Finance Committee!
Leadership committee commitment
Committees meet once a month with a total time commitment of 2-4 hours a month, with special projects—such as our annual fundraiser or annual budget planning—capturing an additional 15-30 hours throughout the year. Committee community volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year of service.
Apply to the Board of Directors
BETC is committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness. In hiring for our creative teams, BETC actively seeks and welcomes diversity in all areas, including ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, opinions, culture, and beliefs. All Colorado-based applicants are welcomed and encouraged to submit materials for consideration.
The Board of Directors has two essential roles: (1) Ensuring the fiscal sustainability of BETC and (2) Overseeing executive staff leadership. Beyond this, the board provides critical strategic leadership throughout BETC’s mission. Each board member is required to serve on at least one committee, in addition to attending monthly board meetings and an annual retreat. In total, board members can expect to commit 8-20 hours a month, depending on their committee requirements. Board members are asked to commit to at least 1, 3-year term.
We are a working board, meaning our responsibilities extend beyond a donor or trustee’s commitment to the company.
Do I have to make a big donation to serve on a committee or the board?
No. We do ask board members to make BETC a priority in their annual charitable giving, but there are no minimum requirements or expected giving levels. Also, many board members contribute through in-kind giving of their time and expertise to BETC, outside of their board commitments.
Do I have to live in Boulder?
We welcome participants from all parts of Colorado and beyond. We hope you’ll be able to join us for shows, meetings, and events, but remote accommodations can be made.
Are board members compensated?
While many of our leadership volunteers also work paid staff positions, as teachers, or as a company member, as a 501c3, we are prohibited from compensating our board members.
I’m pretty busy. What’s the schedule like?
Members of committees generally commit 2-4 hours a month, with 15-30 hours a year on special projects (ex: Finance Committee working on the annual budget proposal, Development Committee working on the annual fundraiser). Board members can expect to serve an additional 4-12 hours each month, depending on their commitments.
Our leadership members have various commitments, so meetings respect individual schedules.
Am I board material?
At BETC, there is no “traditional board member,” and everyone is encouraged to participate. And if you have questions or concerns about how or where you might fit in, let’s talk about that! Please join us.
Please reach out to the Director of Communications and past board member Daniel Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.