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Baltimore Rock Opera Society seeks Part-Time Volunteer Director

BROS is Hiring webpage:

https://sites.google.com/baltimorerockopera.org/broshiring/home

To apply submit brief cover letter and resume by email to [email protected]

Volunteer Director (click link for position description)

Payment: $10,000 annually (paid in monthly installments of $833)

Hours: 10-14 hours/week

Short Description: Responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining all systems for BROS volunteering. They should give all BROS volunteers a consistent and high-quality experience that is clearly defined, clearly communicated, organized and transparent. They should be able to operate in a chaotic volunteer production environment and create organizational systems that make our productions approachable for new people. Their goals are for each volunteer to:

Participate in the BROS culture and exemplify the BROS values (BROS Values Document)

  • Grow their local community of friends, colleagues, peers and professional network
  • Learn new skills and grow as an artist, performer, technician or administrator
  • Gain a sense of pride in their work and in Baltimore.

To Apply:

Email the following materials to [email protected]

  • Resume
  • Two references from recent jobs
  • Brief cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position

What to expect:

  • A flexible and collaborative work environment led by Executive Director Aran Keating with lots of ability to shape your work and position
  • A supportive community of volunteer leaders working under you, sharing resources, institutional knowledge and workload
  • Flexible hours including the option to work most hours from home
  • An exciting and fast-paced nonprofit conducive to learning new skills and growing your personal expertise in a number of fields related to our work
  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Non-judgmental working environment supportive of self-expression & creativity
  • Employees will have the choice of using their own laptop or using a BROS company computer

Interviews starting immediately

Applications close January 31st, 2020

More info about BROS can be found in The BROmanual

Volunteer Director Job Description

Department: Volunteer

Title: Volunteer Director

Approximate hours/week: 12-15

Pay: $10,000 annually, paid monthly ($833/month)

Starting date:Feb 1st, 2021

The Volunteer Director is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining all systems for BROS volunteering. They should give all BROS volunteers a consistent and high-quality experience that is clearly defined, clearly communicated, organized and transparent. They should be able to operate in a chaotic volunteer production environment and create organizational systems that make our productions approachable for new people. The systems they create for recruiting and interacting with volunteers should ensure that all volunteers have an equal chance to:

  • Participate in the BROS culture and exemplify the BROS values (BROS Values Document)
  • Grow their local community of friends, colleagues, peers and professional network
  • Learn new skills and grow as an artist, performer, technician or administrator
  • Gain a sense of pride in their work and in Baltimore.

The Volunteer Director will help to create an environment where each person is a cultural fit within the organization, is effectively engaged, follows the BROS guidelines and has a positive experience with BROS in accordance with our values.

They provide consultation to the Executive Director and show production staff on volunteer placement, perks/compensation, training and development. They will actively engage with the company’s events to make sure volunteer roles are filled and that volunteer expectations are well-defined and clearly communicated. In addition they will recruit persons to fill roles based on BROS commitment to equity and diversity.

This person reports to the Executive Director on issues regarding implementation of policies and procedures and the safety of volunteers. The VD is responsible for gathering information for the volunteer newsletter, No Floaters and making sure that all opportunities are adequately communicated to the greater BROS community.

Specific Duties

  • Works with the Marketing Director and Community Engagement Director for recruiting external candidates and new volunteers
  • Works with the Production Director for recruiting candidates for Production Positions
  • Leads internal recruitment for all open volunteer positions/shifts/workshop
  • Manages all aspects of volunteer communication including email lists, No Floaters (BROS weekly volunteer newsletter), BROSbook and BROS Slack environment. Implements new methods as they deem necessary.
  • Manages the comment box and acts as a resource to the board regarding volunteer complaints and concerns to find solutions to any issues and conflicts and to uphold the BROmandments.
  • Works with the show Volunteer Coordinator to orient all volunteers, making sure they are aware of all relevant policies, and maintain a database with contact information and hours tracking for every volunteer involved in production and the BROS organizational work.
  • Works with show-based Volunteer Coordinator or Kitchen Captains to plan and coordinate all activities related to volunteer rewards, hospitality, and compensation. This includes volunteer parties or potlucks, volunteer rewards, and/or any other activities decided on by the VD.
  • Implements policies and procedures, ensuring they are properly accessible to all volunteers.
  • Spreads positive company culture through printed materials, face to face meeting meetings and trainings with the different BROS volunteers and production leaders.
  • Establishes and upholds the Code of Conduct for the organization by carrying out any disciplinary actions or performance-related policies for BROS volunteers. Leads or supports conflict resolution within the volunteer community with a high level of sensitivity and discretion.
  • Note: This position is not the lead on Staff level HR problems and procedures which should be elevated to the BROS Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Implements all aspects of the BROmanual including further adoption of the Chicago Theatre Standards and related policies to ensure a harassment and conflict-free artistic process.
  • Works with Production Director to ensure that Volunteer experiences inside of production are positive, comfortable safe and free of physical danger.
  • Identifies safety procedures specific to the current production and works with Production Director to implement a health and safety process during design, rehearsal, build and performance process
  • Checks in with department leaders regarding communication processes
  • Implements a safety and comfort plan for every production including getting needed equipment to rehearsal or performance spaces, craft services plans and helping production director or department leaders implement said plan.
  • Builds methods for volunteers to give feedback on their experiences within BROS, working with the Staff to incorporate performance-improving feedback.
  • Creates and sustains initiatives for improving the experience of BROS members based on community feedback.
  • Facilitates training opportunities and skills development workshops for BROS volunteers, depending on the needs of the organization, by tapping current creative leaders or outside artists/professionals to teach specific skills.
  • Works with Managing Director to facilitate budgets for various volunteer incentives & operations-related purchases
  • Read and uphold company BROmandments and the BROmanual
  • Attends regular BROS staff meetings and meets with the Executive Director regularly and as requested.
  • Supports the BROS Community Engagement Director in their work to grow and diversify BROS volunteer base with a particular focus on creating meaningful and productive partnerships in underserved parts of Baltimore City and communities of color.
Salary Range
Part-Time/Hourly
Employer Name:
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Job Title:
Part Time Volunteer Director
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please submit a current resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position.
Benefit Package
No benefits. This is a 1099 contractor position.

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