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Applications Due: May 5, 2017
Call for Board Members | Intermedia Arts 
 
Intermedia Arts is seeking candidates to join our volunteer board of directors.
 
Intermedia Arts is a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues. We are currently seeking new board members to help us advance our mission of building understanding among people through art.
 
We are looking for new board members who represent the diverse communities of the Twin Cities and who bring skills and experience in finance, fundraising, public relations, law, human resources, and non-profit governance.
 
Interested individuals should complete the online Board Member Application available here by May 5, 2017 and send your resume to board@IntermediaArts.org. Should you have questions during the application process, please contact Takawi Peters at takawipeters@gmail.com.
 
Interviews for qualified applicants will take place between May 10 and June 5. Finalists selected to serve on our board are required to attend our annual meeting on June 21 and an orientation on June 24.


Board of Directors Job Description

Intermedia Arts is a multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists and audiences to make changes in their lives and communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues. From graffiti art to digital technology to performance art to spoken word, we work from the community up to unearth and enliven new and emerging artists and art forms while challenging and exploring the role of art in our lives. By stimulating civic dialogue and giving voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.
 
MISSION
Intermedia Arts is a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art.
 
VISION
To be a nationally recognized leader whose investment in changemaking artists, cross-sector partnerships, and unique arts-based approaches leads to more capable, healthy and equitable communities.
 
CORE VALUES
We believe in the following values:

► Supporting artists as leaders. We invest in artists as change- making community assets and believe in their power to collaborate, innovate, think big and act with commitment.
 
► Providing a platform for under-represented voices. Our work amplifies voices through deep, authentic and long-term relationships in communities that are historically and traditionally under-represented.
 
► Offering a safe and open space for artistic risk-taking. We value a welcoming environment that allows artists and audiences to create, see and engage with dynamic, cutting-edge work.
 
► Ensuring accountability, transparency and sustainability. Our actions respect our commitment to being good stewards of our relationships and our resources.

 
Members of Intermedia Arts’ Board of Directors are required to:
  • Attend monthly board meetings;
  • Attend special sessions, as scheduled;
  • Serve up to two three-year terms, except as otherwise noted for board appointed seats;
  • Be a financial contributor to Intermedia Arts, at a level significant to board member and within each twelve month period of service; and,
  • Serve on, at least, one standing committee (see attached list) of Intermedia Arts.
The primary responsibilities of Intermedia Arts' board members are to:
  • Evaluate the financial health of the organization;
  • Approve an annual budget;
  • Hire the Executive Director;
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director;
  • Develop/approve organizational policies and procedures;
  • Develop/approve long-term goals for the organization, in consultation with Intermedia Arts staff;
  • Identify and cultivate nominees for the Board of Directors;
  • Conduct the Board of Directors elections;
  • Communicate with constituents and stakeholders about board activities;
  • Assist staff with fundraising, marketing, and public relations;
  • Attend Intermedia Arts’ pubic programming, as often as feasible;
  • Serve as an advocate for Intermedia Arts;
  • Participate and provide leadership in organizational activities such as the annual fund drive, special benefit events, community outreach efforts and other special projects;
  • Ensure that volunteer grievances are properly addressed and resolved; and,
  • Be informed of the plans and accomplishments of Intermedia Arts' staff and volunteers.
It is not the responsibility of Intermedia Arts’ Board of Directors to manage the station. Intermedia Arts’ staff is responsible for the organizations day-to-day operations.

Board Committees: