Join Our Associate Board

Interested in becoming an Associate Board Member?

Are you a young professional who is looking to become involved with an arts organization in Chicago? We are looking for young people to join our newly formed Associate board! As an advisory volunteer committee, the Associate Board will support A Red Orchid Theatre in producing live theatre and will work together to increase audience awareness, fundraise, and celebrate artistic innovation.

Specific Associate Board Member responsibilities include:

1. A personal commitment to support the theatre annually.

This may include:
-A personal financial contribution
-Purchase of a 2019-20 Flashpass ($90) or Preview Flashpass ($60) [good for admission for one to each Season show]
-Purchase of tickets to special events (personal or network)
-In-kind donations

2. Active participation in Associate Board communications and activities, and attendance at 75% of Associate Board meetings per year.

Dates/Time TBD

3. Serve on at least one Associate Board Taskforce annually.

4. Active participation in fundraising activities.

–Help lead planning on, and execution of, a peer-to-peer fundraising event
–Promotion of A Red Orchid’s fundraising campaigns
–Participation in A Red Orchid’s Annual Appeal signing (Sept/Nov)

5. Support audience development

–Attend a minimum of 2 shows per season at A Red Orchid. (We highly encourage members to invite newcomers to attend an AROT show with you!)
–Volunteer at at least 1 special event annually(Sept/Nov)

Joyful Giving Initiatives

While not requirements of Associate Board Membership, these initiatives mirror the A Red Orchid Theatre Board of Directors’ efforts and will go a long way in providing a fulfilling and meaningful year of service on the A Red Orchid Theatre Associate Board.

They include:
–Host a social activity for the A Red Orchid Theatre Associate Board
–Participate in individual fundraising opportunities (i.e., a year of social media birthday fundraising or host a mini-event for a small group of friends)
–Generate opportunities for deeper audience engagement (i.e., write a blog post about a performance you saw at A Red Orchid Theatre)
–Participate in A Red Orchid’s Clean Up Week (Summer) to beautify the space (Sept/Nov)


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about A Red Orchid’s mission and wants to be involved with our fundraising activities.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

A commitment to and understanding of A Red Orchid Theatre’s patrons and community, preferably based on experience
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility, as well as a personal commitment to social compassion and aesthetic rigor

Service on A Red Orchid’s Associate Board is without remuneration, except for administrative support costs in relation to Associate Board Members’ duties.

To Apply

Interested in becoming an associate board member? Click here to fill out an application.

Have questions about this volunteer position? Email our Managing Director, Abigail Madden here for more information. No phone calls, please.

A Red Orchid Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, or sexual orientation. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

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