We believe everyone is ABLE to connect, ABLE to Contribute and ABLE to create. A.B.L.E. was founded with a mission of creating performing arts opportunities through which individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental differences feel accepted and empowered to discover their own unique voices, and develop the confidence and skills to share who they are and all that they are ABLE to do. To learn more about our key programming, please visit our website at www.ableensemble.com
A.B.L.E. strives to be both a creative and social outlet for its participants and to build community between all of its participants, their families, and our volunteers. A.B.L.E. draws passionate teaching artists from the Chicago community keen to share their personal performing experiences. We believe being on stage should be fun, and in creating equal opportunities for creative expression for all.
Board members represent a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise. A.B.L.E. is at an exciting moment of expansion and board members will work collaboratively to shape policies and strategy for the years ahead. The Board has a minimum of 4 regular meetings each year, in addition to teleconferences and e-mails for separate committee work . The Board is responsible for managing the organizational finances and setting long term priorities, in addition to overseeing and advising the Artistic Director, who is responsible for A.B.L.E.'s day-to-day management.
A.B.L.E. Needs YOU if . . .
* You are excited about being part of a hard-working (but also fun-loving), respectful team * You have the time and energy to spend an average of 5-10 hours a month doing board work: attending regular meetings, participating in committee work, and being an ambassador for A.B.L.E. in your community * You are willing to make 2-year commitment to the Board* You are committed to assisting with fundraising and development initiates. * You have a passion for the arts and/or disability advocacy
Successful applicants will meet with our current Board for an interview and must undergo a background check.