The Northwest Art Center enhances lives by teaching the value of art, ideas, expression and creativity through quality visual art education for all ages and abilities.
- Determine the organization’s mission and purpose.
- Select the Executive Director.
- Provide proper financial oversight. (Budgeting, planning, making sure the money is in a safe place.)
- Ensure adequate resources. (Make sure things can get done.)
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability. (This is for the organization, its members and staff.)
- Ensure effective organizational planning. (Are programs in place to further the mission and goals of the organization?)
- Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance. (Making sure the board continues to function well.)
- Enhance the organization’s public standing. (This is telling the world about the organization and recruiting new members and support.)
- Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services. (Managing the day to day stuff including fundraising.)
- Support the ED and assess her performance. (Making sure the chief executive knows what he/she should be doing and has the resources to do it.)
- Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization
- Follow NWAC’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
Meetings and Commitment
We currently meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-8pm at Studio on Main. Other meetings or conference calls may be scheduled as needed. Board Members will serve a one-year or two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment with a majority board vote.
Each member of the Board is expected to maintain active participation in the activities of NWAC. Active participation is defined in the By-laws and may be determined at a Board meeting.
Qualifications that help
- You have a love for art
- You love to help foster art in our community
- Previous experience serving on boards (either non-profit or for-profit);
- Diversity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, race, age, abilities, and geography;
- Experience with organizations like the Northwest Art Center;
- Knowledge and experience regarding nonprofit and volunteer organizations (not limited to art center experience);
- Specific skills such as finance, audit, legal, fundraising, marketing, public relations, diversity awareness, technology, and more.
- Community experience, connectivity and knowledge of the Northwest Art Center.
Descriptions of Open Director Positions per our Bylaws
PRESIDENT It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the NWAC Board; to appoint the chair and members of NWAC special commitments with consultation and approval of the NWAC Board; to serve as ex officio (without vote) member of all committees; to establish through the NWAC Board the professional goals and programs for the NWAC; to inform the membership of the activities of the NWAC Board and the concerns of the NWAC; and to perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office of the President. (Open as of April 1, 2020)
TREASURER It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to serve NWAC budget, be a liaison with bookkeeping and perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office of the Treasurer; and as other duties as determined by the President.
Service on our board is without remuneration. except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.