MoHA Board Application
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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.
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 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, 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 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 is a Black creole anti-disciplinary film-based artist whose practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of transformation are embedded in their interest and application of repurposed imagery and objects, video, sound, and performance. Jackson's work is heavily influenced by their afro-creole Louisiana heritage and Black American cultural language.