TPS Member Advisory Council — Apply Today!

In order to support more member accessibility to our board and organization, Theatre Puget Sound is currently seeking qualified candidates from the Seattle Arts community to sit on our new Member Advisory Council (MAC) and help execute the TPS mission: To promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and to unify the regional performing arts community.

The MAC is a standing assembly of committed volunteers designated to represent and empower the TPS membership in the organization’s governance, planning, and program evaluation. The intent is that council members represent a variety of specialties and personal backgrounds, both serving the members of TPS as a whole and acting as an advocate for their designated area of representation. One TPS board member will stand on the council to ensure the MAC has access to the board and vice versa. In addition, one additional MAC member may be elected to sit on the board for further transparency.

The MAC is comprised of up to 12 members who serve 1 year terms. Individuals may serve for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. Qualifications include demonstrated leadership ability, enthusiasm, knowledge and skills developed from experience or training in one or more primary constituency group within the TPS Membership. An applicant must be a current TPS member in good standing within the year of application and service term.

TPS seeks candidates who demonstrate the following abilities and characteristics: credibility with professional local or national arts organizations in good standing; reliability, sound judgment, good humor, flexibility and creativity; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other council members, TPS staff, community individuals, and groups with diverse backgrounds and philosophies; and ability to take a multi-cultural perspective and to support strategies that enhance a diverse, sustainable arts community in Seattle.

Prospective candidates should demonstrate a commitment and willingness to dedicate time and willingness to attend a minimum of 2 meetings a year, or as needed: We anticipate organization of the council will be largely shaped by the members themselves. Members should also demonstrate willingness to represent the Council at community functions; and commitment to the Council’s express core purpose and values.


Interested parties should submit their applications no later than Monday, July 24, 2017.   To submit please complete the application form below! For questions, please contact

For more information, read the MAC Charter here: MAC 2017 – Charter

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