MoHA Board Application

From MoHA Wiki

Opportunity Info
Name MoHA Board Application
Deadline Rolling
Type Leadership
Link MoHA Board Application

Why Serve on the MoHA Board of Directors?

MoHA has gradually but persistently grown as an important fixture in both the local and international arts ecosystem. Our mission is to cultivate forward thinking new work, community, and vibe. We provide radically affordable arts space to support artists and audiences in the creation of new ideas.

Through this open call we would like to grow the board of MoHA with new members looking to collaborate, adapt and participate in the future of The Museum of Human Achievement. Founded in Austin, Texas, in 2012, MoHA is a multi-disciplinary art space and organization that supports creative thought and expression in all forms and mediums. MoHA cultivates space where artists and audiences meet in the spirit of social experimentation. By presenting unconventional and boundary-crossing works, supporting itinerant artists, and serving as an inclusive meeting ground for diverse individuals and numerous partner organizations, MoHA encourages community building through an open exchange of ideas and creative expression.

The culmination of these efforts results in providing more than 100 free or affordable programs annually. Since our founding we have partnered with 900+ organizations to share new works, presented 4500+ artists, brought in 170k visitors, and grown a 10k person membership base. We also rent studios to 35 artists and 12 organizations at well below market rates and fiscally sponsor 42 organizations as a hub for the creation of innovative and groundbreaking new work. Our residency program has hosted 55 visiting artists and 62 online residents, resulting in 137 different public programs. Our digital arts programs have commissioned 25 original indie games, presented 1k+ new games, and 100+ monthly meetups. Each year we provide support to over 650 artists and partner with 150 organizations in support of this work. MoHA has collaborated on 14 different traveling productions in partnership with communities from small towns in Texas to major touring productions in Portland.

Who We're Looking For

MOHA welcomes people from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and experiences to apply.

MOHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression and identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. MOHA is looking for community members from diverse backgrounds, and with varied skill sets, perspectives and voices.

This year we are particularly interested in candidates who can bring specific expertise, or have a background and experience, in one or more of the following key areas:

  • Fundraising, Extroverts, Advocates, Hype-people
  • Big picture and Future forward thinking
  • Community Organizing, Development, Outreach
  • People who are not already overextended with other commitments (Time)

What's Expected of Board Members?

MoHA Board Members are expected to dedicate about 5-6 hours per month working on MoHA business. Board terms last for two years. We arrange meetings based on board member availability. There is no monetary obligation or give/get ask of this board.

What's the Nomination and Appointment Process?

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply by clicking on the button below. If not interested at this time, please refer anyone you think would be a qualified candidate.

What's Next?

The Board of Directors will review all applications. Candidates should be notified within two months of applying

Current MoHA Board of Directors Members

Everest Pipkin

Everest Pipkin is a drawing, game and software artist from Austin, Texas, who produces intimate work with large data sets, archives, and other resources for digital information. They hold a BFA from University of Texas at Austin, a MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and are currently based in Galveston.

Betelhem Makonnen

Betelhem Makonnen, a native of Ethiopia, is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Austin, Texas. She holds a BA from the University of Texas in Austin and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work researches questions on perception, presence, and place.

Katie Kizziar

Katie Kizziar is the assistant Director of Education and Outreach at the McDonald Observatory and studied civil and environmental engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Her career has focused on STEM outreach in various non profit organizations for 15 years. Previously Katie was the Associate Director of Programs at the Thinkery. She focuses much of her work on building communities that explore and celebrate science, technology & art.

Aryel René Jackson

Aryel René Jackson is a multi-disciplinary non-binary Black Afro-creole artist. Over the past six years, their practice has considered land and landscape as sites of storytelling and personal representation with a material focus on the tools and aesthetics of agriculture, archeology, meteorology, and flight. Aryel was raised between New Orleans, Louisiana, Mamou, Louisiana and Hampton, Virginia. They are an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The University of Texas at Austin, Royal College of Art Exchange Program, and The Cooper Union. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally at various galleries and institutions such as The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center (2023); the Digital Arts Resource Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada (2022); the Dallas Contemporary (2021); Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle (2021); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2018); Depaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (2017); and Studio Museum in Harlem (2016).

Cynthia Muñoz

Cynthia Muñoz was born and raised in Austin, TX. She holds a BA in Studio Art and English Literature from Brandeis University and her work has been shown in Austin, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and Seattle. Under the name Cindy Popp, she creates visual art inspired by fashion editorials, B movies, and clowns. She is currently a Social Impact Manager at Indeed, where her work focuses on breaking down bias and barriers in hiring to ensure everyone has access to quality jobs and opportunities for advancement. She lives on the east side with her partner and cat where they watch movies nearly every day.

Rachel Stone

Rachel Stone has been the Assistant Executive Director of Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation for the past 5 years, overseeing the development, strategic partnerships, fundraising, and finance of affordable rental housing and community land trust homeownership. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in advocacy, policy, and finance for affordable housing and renewable energy, including 2 years as an Attorney-Advisor at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She graduated UT School of Law in 2011 and has served on multiple boards including Solar Austin, People United for Mobility Action, & the Austin Housing Coalition, and served as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee of Austin's 2018 Bond Election Advisory Task Force.