Building a Dynamic and Engaged Board of Directors

Does volunteer board service interest you? There are many benefits to board service:

  • By volunteering your time and talent, you give back to your local community.
  • An opportunity to meet a wide variety of community members and form new potential friendships.
  • Learn about the business of producing art up close. See how it’s made!
  • Build potential contacts within the business community.
  • Have access to highly accomplished professional artists: The singers, conductors, directors, and designers engaged by OrpheusPDX each season.
  • An opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the growth of an exciting new arts company.

Is OrpheusPDX a good fit for you as a potential board member? There are specific areas of expertise we need on our board: Legal counsel, CPA services, hotel/housing services; banking, foundation, and local/state government relations; access to office and rehearsal space.

What’s most important is a willingness to invest the time to learn about the performing arts business – its challenges, its benefits to the community, and how you can be helpful to its growth.

We ask all board members to make an annual financial contribution to the organization. There is no minimum required level of giving. We only ask that your annual contribution be one that is meaningful to you. And to give freely and joyfully, as best fits your needs.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, our goal is to build a board of directors that is no less than 51% women and/or BIPOC members by 2024.

If you are interested in joining our board of directors, please email us at:

Building a Volunteer Base

We need volunteers for variety of tasks: Ushering at the theater, greeters at OrpheusPDX events, local transportation, backstage refreshment service, etc.

If you’re interested in volunteering for OrpheusPDX contact us at:

Our Deepest Gratitude

There are many individuals who have been helpful in the creation of OrpheusPDX. Their advice, cooperation, recommendations, ideas, and support – in very sense of the word – has been deeply appreciated.

In no particular order, our heartfelt thanks go out to:

Claudie Jean Fisher, Jerry Mouawad, Bonnie Miksch, Liam Kass-Lentz, Katie Nguyen, Bill Crane, Robin Power, Katherine Lefever, Leroy Bynum, Eric Einhorn, Kayla Scrivner, Rebekah Phillips, Peter Bilotta, Andrea Hess, Abigail McKee, Monica Huggett, Sarah Hench, Marissa Wolf, Noreen Murdock, David Hattner, Wendy Lambo, Andrew Bisantz, Walter Jaffe, Paul King, Yvonne Rossetti, and especially – Clare Burovac.