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Board of Directors Responsibilities

Members of the Board of Directors will work to further the mission and goals of Heartland Opera Theatre and to enhance the public image of the organization.

The Board of Directors is responsible for selecting, appointing, supporting, and reviewing the performance of the General Director and setting salaries and compensation for any hired contract employees. The Board will be held accountable to the public for the operations and services of the Heartland Opera Theatre and its expenditures. An insurance policy is maintained for the protection of board members according to the indemnification policy outlined in the Heartland Opera Theatre Bylaws.

The Board of Directors will:

▪ determine of the mission and purpose of Heartland Opera Theatre and monitor

the organization’s programs and services as they grow and change;

▪ promote the mission of Heartland Opera Theatre as well as its accomplishments

and goals;

▪ review and approve annual and individual production budgets and work to ensure

the proper use of approved funds;

▪ raise funds and acquire sponsorships to ensure financial support for HOT;

▪ ensure effective organizational planning of HOT programs and events;

▪ ensure legal and ethical integrity throughout its operations;

▪ periodically assess its own performance including Board Member composition,

selection process, organizational structure, and overall performance.

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931 E 4TH ST, JOPLIN, MO 64801, US

Mission Statement

To foster, promote, develop, encourage, and broaden the artistic and cultural scope of the Midwestern region of the United States by providing opera and musical theatre in it's broadest sense, including the arts of drama, voice, symphony, dance, and design; to provide a historically educational experience for youth and adults through artistic and accurate period costuming, set design, and stage direction of the highest artistic standards; to foster and encourage public appreciation of the cultural art of opera and musical theatre; to foster and encourage the teaching of music, opera and musical theatre, the history of opera and musical theatre and music appreciation to the public and in the schools of the said Midwestern region and to encourage participation in a medium both enriching and entertaining.


Heartland Opera Theatre is a 501(c)(3) performing arts organization established in 1998 by Terrance O'Brien. Since it's creation, the Heartland Opera Theatre, or HOT, has provided professional performances of opera and musical theatre to the Four-State Area. HOT has hosted performers from around the globe and toured full productions through Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

HOT strives to not only engage national and international performers, but also to showcase exceptional local artists from the community and surrounding universities. Heartland Opera Theatre has worked in collaboration with Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Tulsa Opera, and Opera Louisiane, and other companies around the country thanks to our affiliation with OPERA America.

HOT received a 3rd place win in The American Prize in Opera Performance, professional division 2019-20, for our production of La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini. The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. It is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.


Arts & Culture
Board Development
Arts & Culture, Board Development


We'll work with your schedule.


931 East 4th StreetJoplin, MO 64801



  • Music Arts
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration
  • Fundraising
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours a month (additional hours during production months)

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