Looking for Board Member for Storytelling Arts of Indiana
First Monday of the Month from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Storytelling Arts of Indiana is seeking individuals to serve on the board. The board meets August – December and January – May on the first Monday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Board members also serve on one committee – fundraising, marketing and PR, finance, volunteers, programming or governance. Board members must invite friends and attend events throughout the season, help spread the word about the organization, make an annual contribution and make a one-time contribution to the endowment. If interested we will share a recruitment package with details of responsibilities.
If interest is expressed in the middle of the term, potential board members may choose to serve on a committee. Through committee service, individual will learn more about the organization and meet others involved in the organization.
More about the organization:
Storytelling Arts of Indiana promotes the art of storytelling by creating opportunities in Indiana for diverse audiences of all ages to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire. With one full-time employee, an engaged volunteer board, and a significant partnership with the Indiana Historical Society, Storytelling Arts of Indiana produces 150+ events per year including perennial favorites, Ghost Stories and Talk of the Town. Professional storytellers from around the United States are hired to share stories from a stage from September through April of each season. In addition to bringing professional storytellers to the stage in Indianapolis, Storytelling Arts offers a variety of outreach programs including: 1. Annual Liar’s Contest at the Indiana State Fair, 2. Summer storytelling at 15 urban day camps in Marion County, 3. Weekly bedside storytelling at a local children’s hospital, 4. Monthly as I Recall Storytelling Guild meetings at the College Ave Branch Library, the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield and the Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville, 5. Six themed Indy Story Slams in collaboration with IndyFringe, 6. The Life Stories Project, preserving oral histories from everyday Hoosiers through a partnership with the Inidana Historical Society, 7. Two Truths and a Lie at various Indiana State Parks during the summer months, 8. Adoption of IPS #43 in partnership with the Any Given Child Initiative.
Specific Volunteer Tasks:
With only one staff member, the board also helps with the implementation of some of the programs including PR. We ask that board members share events and programs through social media.
1. Attend board meetings, committee meetings and events.
2. Make an annual contribution to the annual campaign
3. Make a one-time contribution to the endowment.
If interested email Ellen Munds at Ellen@storytellingarts.org