The Boise City Department of Arts & History is seeking applications from residents and students who are interested in serving on the City of Boise’s Arts & History Commission.
There are two open seats for three-year terms on the commission. Commissioners ensure the integrity of the public process by being transparent in decision-making and by affirming equity and inclusion goals through recognition of Boise’s diverse community. The commission reviews and approves Arts & History Department policies, goals and programs while also recommending support to Mayor Lauren McLean and the Boise City Council. Among other duties, commissioners promote related arts events to the community, support staff in planning processes, and review commission roles annually.
Residents with background or experience in visual art, performing arts, history, archives, cultural sites, media, literature and other arts and humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to meet six times a year with occasional additional meetings. Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of every other month starting at 3:30 p.m.
Commission members are appointed by Mayor McLean and affirmed by members of the Boise City Council. With up to seven voting members, including one student voting member, the commission will represent, as much as possible, the diverse spectrum of people who enjoy all that Boise has to offer. Geographic diversity, as well as expertise and experience in areas relevant to the commission’s purpose will be considered in the appointment process.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Boise or the city’s Area of Impact and must be willing to serve a three-year term. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is November 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
In addition to the two openings for three-year term seats on the Arts & History Commission for adult residents, the Boise City Department of Arts & History is also seeking applicants to fulfill the roles of student commissioners.
- One student commissioner will serve as a voting commissioner beginning in January through December 2022 (Spring and Fall ‘22 semesters)
- An additional non-voting student commissioner will serve from January through December 2022 and will have the option to become the voting member from January through December 2023 (at which time there will be a new non-voting member)
High school students with interest in visual art, performing arts, history, archives, cultural sites, media, literature, and other arts and humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to meet six times a year during the school day with occasional additional meetings. They must be residents of the City of Boise or the Area of Impact to be considered. As noted above, Arts & History Commission meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of every other month beginning at 3:30 p.m. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. High school students can submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
About the Boise City Department of Arts & History
The Department of Arts & History’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for Arts and History to preserve Boise’s character and enhance our community’s quality of life. We envision a city where everyone has access to art and history, and the opportunity to pursue and experience Boise through a variety of cultural offerings. More information is available at www.boiseartsandhistory.org.