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 many committees you can be a part of!

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 and the appropriate committee Chair will be in contact with you.

Amigos

Chairperson: Raul Saenz

Email: [email protected]

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: Fabianna Borghese  [email protected]

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

Co- Chairpersons: Kristy Baker and Jenni Hipolito

[email protected]

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 

Health and Safety

Chairperson: Lando Ruiz [email protected]

The Health & Safety committee’s purpose is to provide building usage guidelines and health-related policies, based on scientific information as well as current government mandates, detailing the Covid-safe operation of all who use our theater — volunteers, staff, and audience alike.

  • Create and update the MTS COVID-19 prevention policies and protocols based on the CDC/ FDA/ NMDOH current guidelines
  • Ensure that these policies are being enforced by establishing a Health Coordinator position
  • Work together and create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone

History and Archive

Chairperson: Khristah Garcia [email protected]

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

Co- Chairpersons:

Vicki Singer and Jenni Hipólito

Email: [email protected]

The Marketing and Media Committee advertises and promotes Musical Theatre Southwest, 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

Policy and Bylaws

Chairperson: Jordon Embree

[email protected]

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

Nominations

Chairperson: Alissa Hall [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

Production and Artistic Quality

Chairpersons: Jordon Embree and Elizabeth Ponic [email protected]

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

Chairperson: Jenni Hipolito [email protected]

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

Brand Vision

Chairperson: Vicki Singer [email protected]

The Brand Vision task force is charged to:

  • Research and create a SWOT analysis for MTS
  • Identify the MTS target audience and niche
  • Define the MTS brand vision and image
  • Create a marketing plan
    • Determine how to stay accountable to the marketing plan
  • Analyze if everything the company is doing serves the purpose and brand
  • Develop a style guide consisting of but not limited to:
    • Color scheme
    • Font style(s)
    • Logo(s)
  • Instruct the Marketing and Media Committee, upon completion, to help them understand how to execute the brand through social media posts / website updates / newsletters / etc.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Chairperson: Ashli Sainz

The DEI committee is charged to:

  • Review the MTS DEI Official Statement at least once a year
  • Update the MTS DEI Official Statement as necessary
  • Analyse the different departments to see ways MTS can improve to be a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
  • Offer suggestions to the Board of Directors on how to improve any pitfalls

Electronic Organization

Chairperson: Elizabeth Ponic  [email protected]

The Electronic Organization committee is charged to:

    • Organize the Google Drive
    • Maintain the functionality of the Google Drive on an ongoing basis
    • Maintain access levels within the Drive
    • Maintain passwords for the various company accounts
    • Research new electronic services that the organization feels would be of use
      • Provide board with the research for voting on these services
    • Work with the various committees on their electronic needs
    • Create resources to ensure accessibility of information