We’re Looking for Passionate, Committed Blues Lovers to Drive the Austin Blues Society to the Next L

The Austin Blues Society is actively soliciting nominations for positions on its Board of Directors. Participating as an officer or member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Blues Society offers the chance to work with some of the most genuine and talented people in Austin!

You’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to broaden and polish your professional and organizational skills, and you’ll enjoy the freedom to apply your creativity to the challenges involved in orchestrating the future of the society. Most importantly, you’ll take pride in giving back to your community!

We are accepting nominations through Monday, March 5th, 2018. The following positions are open for nominations:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Board Member (up to 16 positions)

Self-nominations are welcome, as are nominations of persons you would like to see fill these positions. If you’re nominating someone other than yourself, please make an effort to confirm with them that they are willing to run before nominating them.

Board Member duties include:

  • Promoting the blues art form and its practitioners

  • Attending regular board meetings

  • Planning, assisting and attending society functions and events

  • Soliciting board and volunteer participation

Duties of the President include:

  • Presiding at meetings

  • Appointing committees

  • Assuring all board-approved policies and resolutions are carried out

Duties of the Vice President include:

  • Acting in President’s stead when the President is unavailable

  • Advising the President on all society matters

Duties of the Treasurer include:

  • Managing the treasury

  • Approving financial transactions, including reimbursements

  • Filing of annual reports

Duties of the Secretary include:

  • Serving notice of all board meetings

  • Recording and posting official minutes for all board meetings

If you have any experience with or desire to learn these skills, please consider applying for a board member position:

  • Event production, planning and scheduling

  • Promotion, including social media

  • Volunteer management

  • Artist liaising

  • Merchandising

  • Running blues jams

  • Project management

  • Public speaking

You can email nominations to recruiting@austinbluessociety.org, or you can fill out the online board application form here.