Prospective Board Members:
Thank you for your interest in joining the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors. Operations are managed by an executive committee, while the organization is governed by the Board of Directors. Board members serve two-year terms and meetings are generally held quarterly. The time commitment varies among members, but on average members provide 4 to 10 hours per month. Current Board meetings are generally held at the Midvalley Bible Church in Bluffdale, Utah, unless otherwise notified. Key responsibilities include oversight of policies and finances of the organization, planning for the future of the organization, understanding and interpreting the work of the orchestra in the community, attending board meetings, and actively participating.
Statement of Confidentiality
The Utah Philharmonic Orchestra provides a safe and confidential atmosphere for all persons. In order to maintain this level of confidence, your understanding of this policy and willingness to carry it out during and after your service with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra is very important. You agree that you will keep in strict confidence all information that should come to you about any individuals, organizations, or businesses during and after your service with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra. You also understand that you may be asked to resign your Board Director position at any time by the Board of Directors for any violation of this statement of confidentiality.
Statement of Agreement
You agree to the following:
- You are interested in serving as a Director of the Board of the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra.
- You will hold harmless the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra should you incur any injury while working as a Director of the Board.
- You will follow the policies of the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra and agree to maintain confidentiality even if you are no longer a Director of the Board.
- Furthermore, you should be aware that while the orchestra hopes and anticipate that its Directors of the Board will commit to a 2-year term, all Directors of the Board positions with the orchestra are at-will. As a result, you are free to resign at any time, for any reason or for no reason. Similarly, the orchestra is free to conclude its relationship with you at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. In the event that you resign, we request that you ensure that any pending commitments are properly transitioned.
- As a Director of the Board, you will be expected to abide by the orchestra’s rules and standards. As a condition of your relationship, you will also be required to sign and comply with such generally applicable volunteer agreements and policies as the orchestra may adopt from time to time, including but not limited to (i) the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Director of the Board Agreement; and (ii) the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. Moreover, you agree not to bring any third-party confidential information to the orchestra, including that of any employer, nor utilize any such information in performing your duties for the orchestra.
- The Utah Philharmonic Orchestra reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all of its potential volunteers.
In addition, board members are asked to fulfill the following duties:
- Develop and monitor the strategic plan of Utah Philharmonic Orchestra to ensure the artistic and financial viability of the organization.
- Contribute a minimum of $2000 per fiscal year representing an expected combination of cash personal support and a give/get.
- Attend a minimum of 75% of all Board of Directors meetings.
- Serve on one or more Board of Directors committees. A minimum of 75% attendance is required.
- Attend at least 50% of all events hosted or produced by Utah Philharmonic Orchestra.
- General advocacy of Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, particularly among civic, business, and education leaders.