Board Listing Details

OrganizationCarrollwood Players, Inc
We're located in...Tampa, FL
Our mission is...The mission of Carrollwood Players, Inc. is to promote a greater knowledge of theatre arts and skills, to increase accessibility to live theatre for people from all backgrounds, to foster creativity, artistic expression, learning, and the exchange of ideas, and to present quality, affordable entertainment created by and for members of the community.
We serve...People from all walks of life who want the opportunity to experience the magic of live theatre.
Our greatest accomplishment last year was...In June of 2021, Carrollwood Players Theatre celebrated 40 years of providing a grassroots, community arts resource where people from all walks of life can learn about, participate in, and experience the magic of live theatre. During the pandemic, our motto has been "we will create, no matter what." And, in 2020 and 2021, we have done just that, reinventing our programming to include numerous online entertainment and educational opportunities for the community, and finding new ways to present live theatre safely.
You can view our most recent Form 990 at this
Serving on our board will be awesome for you because...

Community Theatre inspires everyday people to do extraordinary things. We strengthen our community by providing a place for:

  • Learning
  • Creativity
  • Expression
  • Friendship
  • Understanding

And much more!

Serving on the Board of Trustees at Carrollwood Players will provide you with a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in our community by utilizing your unique skills, experience, talents, and perspective to help our theatre continue to be a place where everyone is welcome to come and participate in the arts.

As a Board Member, you can:

  • Develop and expand your skill set – leadership, marketing, fiduciary, fundraising, and more.
  • Grow your network of contacts, personally and professionally.
  • Give back to the community by supporting the performing arts.
  • Gain experience that will enrich your resume.

Overview of our Board History/Culture:

In 2018, Carrollwood Players began a transition from an operational board (handling the day-to-day operational needs of our organization) to a governance board (focusing on high level strategic planning, fundraising, financial oversight, policy, mission development and more.)

We now have a full-time Managing Director and a part-time Manager of Production and Finance who handle most of our day-to-day operations, and hope to add additional professional staff as we continue to grow.

As we approach the realization of this gradual transition, we have built a small board comprised of individuals with expertise in fundraising, financial planning, public relations, legal matters, and other professional skills needed by a busy, growing nonprofit.

We currently seek additional members to help us continue to build a board with a rich diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and experiences inside and outside of the arts.

Board responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the fundraising and development efforts of Carrollwood Players.
  • Serving as an ambassador in the community for Carrollwood Players and helping us build a a theatre community that represents every community.
  • Development of high level strategic planning for the long term sustainability of the Carrollwood Players mission and vision.
  • Leveraging professional expertise and experience to advise Carrollwood Players on policy and practices.
  • Attending and participating in meetings of the Carrollwood Players Board of Trustees (held every other month)
Our ideal candidate is...

We seek a diverse group of passionate, community-minded innovators who would enjoy playing an important role in shaping the future of an organization dedicated to keeping the arts accessible to everyone in our community.

We specifically encourage people of all cultural backgrounds to apply. We are committed to broadening our diversity at all levels - leadership, volunteers, and audiences.

We welcome adult applicants of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, sex, religion, political affiliation, national or social origin, disability, age, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status, or economic or social situation.

  • Retired professionals with a lifetime of experience to share.
  • Professionals who want to give back to the community while expanding their network and broadening their leadership experience.
  • Anyone with a passion for the arts and a talent for championing a great cause.
  • Well-connected community influencers with fundraising experience.

We welcome anyone with a desire to help Tampa's longest-operating community theatre reach for the stars!

Our current board size is...5
We meet (when and where)...Via Zoom or at Carrollwood Players - every other month
The time commitment is...4-10 hours per month
Contact...Jim Russell, Managing Director. 813-265-4000 -
PostedSeptember 15, 2021