Board of Directors Nomination
USITT Board of Directors Nomination Form
This comprehensive application form must be completed by all potential Board candidates. The USITT Nominations Committee asks the questions because we value who you are. While some of these questions are optional, we ask that you provide as much information as you are comfortable sharing.
Board members are expected to uphold the Mission and core values of the organization. They are as follows:
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students.
Core Values of USITT:
- Inclusion - Acknowledging the inequitable structures established by the dominant culture, and the industry's conscious or unconscious participation in these unjust systems, USITT commits to the ongoing struggle to create equitable spaces, to embrace diverse experiences, and to uplift and encourage multiple perspectives.
- Excellence - Recognizing the need for continuous pursuit of the very best in our profession, our industry, and our Institute, USITT cultivates innovation in education, research, and safety.
- Responsibility - Embracing a long-standing imperative to serve, USITT provides value through year-round activities, elevates the work of individuals and organizations, and heightens accountability to our members and the industry.
Role & Responsibilities of Board Members:
According to the Institute Bylaws, each member of the USITT Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assists with the leadership and general promotion of the Institute so as to support its mission and needs. Board members are elected by the membership to serve the Institute, each for a three- year term, renewable for one additional term, with two exceptions: the office of the President (non-renewable) and the Immediate Past President (by virtue of previous office). Officers are Directors who are elected to specific positions that hold additional responsibilities beyond those shared by all Board members.
Governance Role of Board Members:
Recent changes to the Bylaws have moved the Board of Directors to solely a governance body and have moved all operational components under the direction of the Executive Director. This has allowed the Board to envision and create directions for the future of the Institute.
According to current USITT President Carolyn Satter, "The charge to the Board is not how, but what and why we are planning. The how will be implemented by committees of members working alongside staff to achieve the goals set forth. This will mean new committees and new opportunities for members to engage in both short-term and long-term commitments that meet the realities of time that people have to give today."
For more information on the governance charge of the Board, you may want to read this article from TD&T on the subject.
Please fill out this form in its entirety. Forms cannot be submitted with required fields left blank. Demographic information is not required, but provision of this information is encouraged. Look over the form and gather necessary documents prior to filling out the form. You are unable save an incomplete form. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Nominations Committee, at its sole discretion, may choose to accept or reject any nominations received after the posted date.