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Committees are delegated specific tasks to assist Musical Theatre Southwest (MTS) and are responsible for ensuring our organization’s fullest potential.  Each committee is tasked with developing and meeting goals that are in alignment with not only their own core mission, but the overall organization.  We have many committees you can be a part of! 

What are
MTS Committees?

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 MTS’ 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?

Keep Scrolling to read more about each of our committees.  For further inquiry, be sure to complete our Committee Inquiry Form and the appropriate committee Chair will be in contact with you.

MEET OUR COMMITTEES

Amigos

Amigos

Raul Saenz

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:
  • Reach out to volunteers
  • Organizational skills
  • Front of house volunteers
  • Front of house managers
Chairperson: Raul Saenz
📧[email protected]

Development and Outreach

Development and Outreach

Alissa Hall and Elizabeth Ponic

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
Chairpersons:
Alissa Hall and Elizabeth Ponic
📧[email protected]

Diversity, Equality
and Inclusion

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Ashli Saenz

  • Review the MTS DEI Official Statement at least once a year and update as necessary
  • Analyze different departments to see how MTS can improve to be a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
  • Offer suggestions to the BOD on how to improve any pitfalls
Chairperson: Ashli Saenz
📧[email protected]

Education

Education

Kristy Baker and Jenni Hipolito

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. (📷: Left: Kristy Baker | Right: Jenni Hipolito)
  • If you would like to be considered as an educator for one of our education sessions or workshops, please send resume
  • 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 or offer as an educator?
  • Recommend theatre leaders for education programs
Co- Chairpersons:
Kristy Baker and Jenni Hipolito
📧[email protected]

Electronic Organization

Electronic Organization

Elizabeth Ponic

  • Organize and maintain access levels for the Google Drive and maintain functionality on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain passwords for the various company accounts
  • Research new electronic services that the organization feels would be of use and provide BOD with the research for voting on these services
  • Work with the various committees on their electronic needs
  • Create resources to ensure accessibility of information
Chairperson: Elizabeth Ponic
📧[email protected]

Finance

Finance

Lilia Ruiz

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, BOD, and other staff of the Corporation in the preparation of the annual budget and review the finances on a regular basis. The Treasurer 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
Chairperson: Lilia Ruiz
📧[email protected]

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Lando Ruiz

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
Chairperson: Lando Ruiz
📧[email protected]

History and Archive

History and Archive

Khristah Garcia

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.)
Chairperson: Khristah Garcia
📧[email protected]

Marketing

Marketing

Vicki Singer

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 | Notetaker | Data researcher & coordinator | Public relations manager
Chairperson: Vicki Singer
📧[email protected]

Nominations

Nominations

Danny McBride

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
Chairperson: Danny McBride
📧[email protected]

Office and Facilities

Office and Facilities

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.

 

☑️Specific Needs and Jobs: Office staff | 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
Chairperson: Hope Ruiz
📧[email protected]

Production and
Artistic Quality

Production and Artistic Quality

Robb Sisneros

The Production and Artistic Quality committee oversees MTS’ 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 MTS’ productions, and develops objective standards for determining a successful production.
☑️Need 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
Chairperson: Robb Sisneros
📧[email protected]

Policy and Bylaws

Policy and Bylaws

Jordon Embree

This committee reads, reviews and gives suggested corrections to the bylaws and policies of MTS.  They review the rules to understand how the company works and identify the places that can be fixed or adapted. They are in charge of recording all of the rules that are ratified by the board.

 

☑️Need Individuals with: Experience in bylaws and policies | Experience in procedures and protocols | Experience in building flow charts | Interest in assessing and forming policy
Chairperson: Jordon Embree
📧[email protected]

Show Selection

Show Selection

Theresa Carson

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.

 

☑️ Need: Survey building | Desire to collect the interest of the community for shows | Exploring the availability of shows
Chairperson: Theresa Carson
📧[email protected]