vOLUNTEER WITH THE BLACK ROSE
The Black Rose is run completely by volunteers. Our organization only exists because of the time and energy put in by our volunteers. If you enjoy our concerts, jams, classes, and other events, won’t you consider giving back some time and energy? You can apply by email at:
Here are some current volunteering opportunities. All of our openings require good communication and organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively by electronic means. We use email to coordinate much of our activities:
+ EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS +
We’re looking for president/vice president candidates with leadership experience. If you appreciate what the Black Rose gives to our community, and you have the background and desire to lead us into the future, we’d love to talk with you. This is a very unusual opportunity to help nurture a cherished community tradition. Good communication and organization skills and the ability to effectively communicate by electronic means are requirements. (These two positions might involve joining as board members before subsequently moving into executive leadership.)
+ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER +
The Black Rose is governed by a board of directors that consists of up to 9 members. Our board members are assigned specific areas of responsibility, depending on their skills and preferences. This is an opportunity to learn about the music industry, non-profit management, and working with a great team of like-minded folks. Good communication and organization skills and the ability to effectively communicate by electronic means are requirements. Board positions aren’t just for decision-making. They require a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on the tasks required to keep the organization moving forward.
+ BOARD MEMBER/MUSIC SCHOOL MANAGER +
We offer a spring and a fall semester of music classes each year. We’re looking for a new board member whose area of responsibility will be serving as the board’s liaison to our class manager and instructors. The position offers the opportunity to shape our music school into the future, as well as contributing to the evolution of the organization as a whole. Good communication and organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively by electronic means are requirements.
+ BOARD MEMBER/MEMBERSHIP MANAGER +
We keep a contact database from which we draw postcard and email mailing lists and other member information. We’re looking for a board member who would oversee the volunteer(s) that maintain this information and to monitor and grow our membership over time. Good communication and organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively by electronic means are requirements.
+ POSTCARD PRODUCTION MANAGER +
We produce an event postcard for our members and other interested folks 6 times each year. We use a printing/mailing service to get our cards to folks on our mailing list. This position involves content collection and layout in a desktop-publishing application, both of which amount to 3-4 hours every other month. It also requires the ability to write engaging copy and to self edit. Good general communication and organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively by electronic means are additional requirements.
+ EMCEES +
If you’re comfortable speaking in front of and energizing an audience, we’d love to talk with you about becoming a Black Rose emcee. We have a number of emcees, so you don’t have to be at all our shows. You also don’t have to have a stand-up act, just an affable, positive personality. We’ll supply most of the words. You just supply the personality!