Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Length of Term: 3 years (renewable)

Reports To: President of Board of Directors

Compensation: Volunteer

How to Apply: submit a resume and letter of interest to Opportunities@StudioTheatreWorcester.org


Organization Mission

The mission of Studio Theatre Worcester is to engage with and inspire the Worcester community by producing high-quality theatrical works, cultivating new plays and musicals, and providing arts education programs to develop the future theatre artists, designers, technicians, and administrators of tomorrow.


Essential Functions

  • Design company policies that reinforce diversity, address harassment, and support minority groups.

  • Review and provide input on communication on our website, social media pages, printed materials, and internal documents to ensure we use non-discriminatory language.

  • Actively participate in season planning and casting sessions by providing input on artistic decisions.

  • Act as a consultant for underrepresented groups to make sure voices are heard.

  • Measure and forecast diversity metrics.

  • Organize and lead trainings for Board of Directors and staff on diversity and inclusion topics.

  • Ensure compliance with state or national regulations on diversity and equity.


Core Responsibilities of all Board of Director Members

  • Understand, promote, and determine how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning.

  • Adopt an annual budget and provide fiscal oversight.

  • Establish and be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations.

  • Appoint and evaluate the performance of the Executive Director and Artistic Director.

  • Recruit, orient, and develop board members.

  • Attend board meetings; review agenda and supporting documents prior to attending.

  • Actively serve on at least one committee and/or offer to take on special assignments.

  • Participate in fundraising activities and special events.

  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.


Time Demands

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of monthly board meetings (2hrs/month).

  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and/or related work (2-4hrs/month).

  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend day/year).

  • Attend special events such as fundraisers and opening night performances.

  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc.



  • Experience advancing an organizational culture into one of inclusivity, equity, and diversity preferably in a not-for-profit environment

  • Passion for arts and education

  • Knowledge of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and other compliance regulations preferably in context of arts organizations

  • A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities including, but not limited to sensitivity to racial equity/diversity

  • Knowledge and experience in cultural competency skills development and implementing equity, diversity and inclusion programs, trainings, and educational tools

  • Strategic leadership

  • Managing change and sensitive topics

  • Collaboration and consensus building

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills with an emphasis on the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of an organization


Studio Theatre Worcester is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity organization. We are committed to equal opportunity in the workplace regardless of age, gender and gender identity, race/ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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