We are continuing to build our board of Trustees and Community Advisory Board. It is our desire to connect with individuals who are genuinely interested in unencumbered, volunteer leadership opportunities as a member of either of these respective bodies. Non-profit board experience is preferred, but not required.
The chief responsibility of our board is governance, policy guidance and insuring the fiscal and financial stability of the organization (fundraising). The Board of Trustees meets four (4) times per year.
These meetings are held at the end of each quarter and scheduled up to one (1) year in advance. All members are expected to actively serve on at least two (2) standing committees, which meet as needed prior to quarterly general body meetings. One board term is Three (3) years.
New members coming onto the board serve the first year as a Pro-Temp board member. Upon completion of the Pro-Temp year, the member is voted to continue the remaining two years. A member upon re-election may serve consecutive terms based on productivity in membership.
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) meets semi annually. One term is two years and any continuation is based on productivity.
It is of grave importance that persons expressing interest be familiar with the tenants of good leadership. It would greatly assist this process to receive a response regarding interest as soon as possible.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE
1231B GOOD HOPE RD SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20020, US
The Essential Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre dedicated, but not limited to producing theatre reflective of the African-American experience that explores and celebrates America's rich, diverse cultural landscape. Paramount to the company’s mission is the implementation of programs for youth in Washington , DC 's metropolitan area that promotes interdisciplinary education and positive levels of self esteem. Founded in 1989, the company hosts a play development program, The Essential Theatre’s New Play Reading Series, the Children’s Program in Public Schools and the Women’s Works Program. The company also maintains a relationship with area Social Services programs in an effort to provide job training opportunities.
Professional theatre company; develops new plays, offers public engagement and community-based cultural enrichment programs for Washington, DC, Metropolitan area youth that promotes interdisciplinary education.