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Open Positions – Board of Directors


Position Description

Member- Board of Directors

Sector – Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Term – 3 years (Minimum)

Reports to – Chairman of the Board



For over sixteen years, Fusebox Festival has presented ground-breaking performances from local, national, and international artists as a means of facilitating artistic exchange between Austin and the world, creating a global hub for the performing arts.


Through the pioneering initiative Free Range Art Fusebox is also 100% free to attend. Our aim is to make adventurous art completely accessible to all. By removing these barriers, we create a space to engage in conversation, explore new ideas, and experience the work of innovative artists from across the globe.  


When you join the Fusebox Family, you are helping to commission world premiere performances, bring unique performers and innovative projects to thousands of people, and creative vital professional development + training opportunities for artists. Fusebox marries our city’s bold independent spirit and its generous sense of collaboration with a deep belief in the potential of creativity and imagination to shape the world.


Expertise We Seek in Future Board Members
Fusebox is searching for adventurous, engaging and philanthropic individuals from any location and all walks of life to help benefit our community in the following categories:


  • Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Equity

    • A person who shares our commitment to diversity, equity and anti-racism work within a board, staff, and programmatic level.

  • Strategic Planning

    • A person interested in the planning and implementation of practices that will ensure the growth and security of the organization

  • Community Engagement

    • A person well seated in the Technology community who has contacts with peers in the corporate world and a personal history of or an interest in supporting the arts.


  • Donor and Fund Development

    • A person with ties to a large corporation(s) that may be able to facilitate charitable giving and/or corporate sponsorship.

    • A person with experience / drive to help connect Fusebox to new donors and help steward individual giving.

  • Fiduciary Oversight and Financial Management

    • A CPA, accountant, or banker.


Board Member Requirements
Board Members are asked to attend a majority of quarterly board meetings (either in person or via phone/video conference), attend productions during the annual Festival, participate in events throughout the year when possible, support the organization with a yearly financial contribution (give or get) and help with fundraising (and friendraising) activities. Service requirements include:

  • Attend quarterly board meetings (two hours each)

  • Chair or participate on a committee team

    • Committee teams meet approximately an hour each month

  • Support and actively participate in Fusebox Festival scheduled events, shows, and fundraisers

  • Meet yearly with the Executive Director and Development Director to explore connections with potential to help raise the profile and support the organization

  • Assist with board prospecting

  • Champion Fusebox’s mission to your community and connections


The Board's Primary Functions

We are a governing board, though we all wear other volunteer hats. Members participate as committee chairs, event helpers, financial advisors, and more. As a member of the board, the main function is to be a primary force pressing the organization to realize its opportunities for service and fulfillment of its mission.



If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to: