Board Listing Details

OrganizationCarrollwood Players Theatre
We're located in...Tampa
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 over Tampa Bay who want the opportunity to participate in creating, or experience, the magic of live theatre.
Our greatest accomplishment last year was...Having nearly 300 different volunteers from the community perform on our stage while being named Best Community Theater by the Tampa Bay region of Broadway World.
You can view our most recent Form 990 at this
Serving on our board will be awesome for you because...

Last year, Carrollwood Players - a 38-year-old non-profit organization - changed it's structure from an operational board to a governing board. This was a major step as we grow into a more mature non-profit.  The old board was responsible for much of the day to day operations -- the new board will be responsible for guiding the development and sustainability of our mission, with staff and other volunteers to handle the day to day operations of the organization.

The Board of Trustees of Carrollwood Players seeks a diverse group of leaders to guide Tampa’s longest-operating, nonprofit, volunteer-driven community theatre into its next era of growth and prosperity.

Last year, Carrollwood Players changed its structure from an operational Board to a governing Board. This was a major step as we grow into a more mature nonprofit.  

Previously, our Board was responsible for much of the day to day operations — the new Board will be responsible for guiding the high level development and sustainability of the organization, with staff and other volunteers handling the day to day operations.

Benefits of serving include:

  • Helping us grow our mission of providing everyday people from all walks of life with the opportunity to participate in the arts.
  • Developing and expanding your skill set – leadership, marketing, fiduciary, management, and more.
  • Growing your network of contacts, personally and professionally
  • Giving back to the community through the performing arts.
  • Experiences that enrich your resume.

Board responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and furthering the fundraising and development efforts of Carrollwood Players, with an annual “give or get” goal.
  • Serving as an ambassador in the community for Carrollwood Players.
  • 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
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.

  • Retired professionals with a lifetime of experience to share.
  • Young 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!

Applications are being accepted through June 24, 2019.

Our current board size is...10 - We hope to increase this number to 15-18
We meet (when and where)...Meetings are held at the theatre at 4333 Gunn Highway in Tampa. Currently meeting monthly, but that may change to every other month this fall.
The time commitment is...Approximately 10 hours per month, more for officers of the Board who are elected from within
Contact...Victoria Richards, President or Jim Russell, Managing Director at or 813-265-4000
PostedMarch 26, 2019