What are MTS Committees?

Committees are given delegated tasks to assist Musical Theatre Southwest. They are responsible for promoting the organization and ensuring its fullest potential by developing goals and meeting the expectations for which the committee was organized in alignment with the goals of MTS. We have 11 committees you can apply to.

Each committee spearheads new project ideas, products, and programs to better serve the community. They are responsible for submitting proposals and reporting to the Board of Directors for approval, overseeing the implementation of those ideas, and evaluating their outcome for future improvements. This will be accomplished by aligning with Musical Theatre Southwest’s mission statement and goals.

What about the time commitment?

In general, committees meet monthly depending on their needs. Special projects may require additional time throughout the month. Individual time spent on task varies on an average of 1-3 hours a week .

Want to help or not sure where you fit in?

Fill out our Committee Inquiry Form then Angie Alley, head of our Amigos, will be in contact with you.

Amigos

Chairperson: Angie Alley 

The Amigos committee oversees the Amigos volunteer initiative which runs the varying opportunities that aid in connecting volunteers with appropriate tasks for Musical Theatre Southwest.

Needs:

  • RESPONSE VOLUNTEERS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
  • FRONT OF HOUSE VOLUNTEERS
  • FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGERS

Development and Outreach

Chairperson: Daniela Deuel 

Members of the Development and Outreach Committee are involved with all matters involving fundraising efforts, and strive to increase our donor, audience and volunteer bases. 

Needs:

    • FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE
    • GRANT-WRITING EXPERIENCE
    • EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Education

Chairperson: Kristy Baker  

The Education Committee will oversee the organization and implementation of varied workshops and courses  for a diverse group of musical theatre enthusiasts to meet the needs of the community. 

Needs:

  • INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN EDUCATOR FOR ONE OF OUR EDUCATION SESSIONS AND/OR WORKSHOPS (SEND RESUME)
  • OTHER NEEDS:
    • WORKSHOP PROPOSALS – CREW, COSTUMING, MAKE UP, EDITING, LIGHTING, SOUND, SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN ACTING/SINGING/DANCING ETC. 
    • WHAT TYPES OF WORKSHOPS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND?
    • WHAT WORKSHOPS WOULD  YOU LIKE TO OFFER AS AN EDUCATOR?
    • RECOMMENDATIONS OF THEATRE LEADERS WHO WOULD BE GREAT VOLUNTEERS TO CONTACT FOR CLASSES

Finance

Chairperson: Debi Flores 

 The Finance and Asset Management Committee is responsible for the funds management and financial stability of Musical Theatre Southwest. They will work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other staff members of the Corporation in the preparation of the annual budget and  review the finances of the Corporation on a regular basis. The Treasurer of the Corporation shall serve as chairperson of the Committee.

Needs:

  • ATTORNEY SKILLED IN NON-PROFIT LAW
  • ACCOUNTANTS
  • MONEY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
  • BOOKKEEPER FOR DAILY BANKING
  • FINE ARTS ADMINISTRATION (FINANCIAL) EXPERIENCE
  • GRANT WRITING & FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE 

History and Archive

Chairperson: Alissa Hall 

The History and Archive Committee documents and preserves all of the company’s ongoing performance history. They also organize, categorize and record MTS’ archives and history.

Needs:

  • LIBRARIAN SKILLS FOR ORGANIZING SCRIPTS, SCORES & ARCHIVES
  • SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE FOR CATALOGING THE ARCHIVES (WARDROBE, PROPS, TECH, SETS, ETC.)

Marketing

Chairperson: Jenni Hipólito 

The Marketing and Media Committee advertises and promotes Musical Theatre Southwest, their events, and productions. They are also responsible for overseeing Musical Theatre Southwest’s brand vision.

Needs:

  • WEBSITE MANAGER
  • PATREON MANAGER
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  • MARKETING CALENDAR COORDINATOR
  • PRESS RELEASE WRITER
  • NOTETAKER
  • DATA RESEARCHER & COORDINATOR
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Nominations

Chairperson: Hope Ruiz

The Nominations Committee assesses what expertise and skills are currently needed on the Board of Directors and guides the process of nominating both new board members and officers.

Needs:

  • Individuals who will seek out those to recommend for the Board of Directors.

Office and Facilities

Chairperson: Hope Ruiz

The Office and Facilities committee is responsible for overseeing all office duties. Facilities members are responsible for maintaining the facility in proper working condition. This may include categorizing, organizing and maintaining MTS’ physical equipment and assets.

Needs:

  • OFFICE STAFF
  • SPECIFIC NEEDS & JOBS:
    • UPDATE EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS
    • CLEANING THE FACILITY
    • PLUMBING 
    • HEATING & COOLING
    • ELECTRICAL
    • YARD WORK & OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE
    • SEWING & CLEANING PATRON SEATS
    • PAINTING IN THE BLACK BOX
    • PROPS & COSTUME RENTALS & INTAKE ORGANIZATION

Policy and Bylaws

Chairperson: Jordon Embree

The Policy and Bylaw committee reads, reviews and gives suggested corrections to the bylaws and policies of Musical Theatre Southwest.  They review the rules to understand how the company works and looks for the places that can be fixed or adapted. They are in charge of recording all of the rules that are ratified by the board.

Needs:

  • INDIVIDUALS WITH:
    • EXPERIENCE IN BYLAWS AND POLICIES
    • EXPERIENCE IN PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS
    • EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING FLOW CHARTS
    • INTEREST IN ASSESSING AND FORMING POLICY

Production and Artistic Quality

Chairpersons: Jordon Embree    and Elizabeth Ponic

The Production and Artistic Quality committee oversees Musical Theatre Southwest’s productions and assists with the theatrical aspects of promotional and fundraising events. The committee develops budgets, plans, and production teams for future productions. The committee also evaluates the high artistic quality of Musical Theatre Southwest’s productions, and  determines ‘what is a successful production’ by developing objective standards.

Needs:

  • INDIVIDUALS WITH:
    • DESIRE TO HELP DEFINE AND REFINE THE PROCESS OF PUTTING ON SUCCESSFUL AND SHOWS
    • EXPERIENCE WITH PROJECT COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT
    • EXPERIENCE IN MANY AREAS OF THEATRE
    • EXPERIENCE WITH ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTIC / REPAIR
    • EXPERIENCE WITH SPREADSHEET CREATION

Show Selection

Sub Committee of PAQ

Chairpersons: Jordon Embree and Elizabeth Ponic 

The Show Selection committee is a sub-committee of the Production and Artistic Quality committee  that researches musicals and takes in community input to help decide future season productions for Musical Theatre Southwest.

Needs:

  • SURVEY BUILDING
  • DESIRE TO COLLECT THE INTEREST OF THE COMMUNITY FOR SHOWS
  • EXPLORING THE AVAILABILITY OF SHOWS