Volunteering Opportunities 

As a growing, grassroots arts organization of members AATE offers dynamic opportunities for volunteers to network with artists and masters in our field. There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer with AATE.

Join a Programming Committee

There are many opportunities to support AATE at your local level


Contact Alexis Truitt, Executive Director for more information.

National Conference

If you are interested in working on a national level you can join our National Conference Committee or one of our Board Committees.

  • For more information on a National Conference Committee contact Ashley Forman, Programming.
  • For more information on Board Committees contact, Jonathan Jones, Chair Elect.

Chair an Event

We put on many varied professional development opportunities throughout the year. And we need people who are willing to support these events in a Chair capacity. We are always seeking chairs for:

Host a Fundraiser

Be a Part of AATE’s Leadership

AATE is run by one full time staff member and many hardworking and dedicated volunteers. The support and input of the volunteers is integral to the running of the organization. The organizational leadership roles are:

Network Chairs

Network Chairs are in charge of our eight networks [link to network page] that make up the core focuses of our organization. The Network Chairs plan projects and meet with their networks throughout the year. Additionally, the Network Chairs vet the Conference proposals that are submitted for consideration for our National Conference.

For more information on Network Chairs, please contact Alexis Truitt.

Awards Chairs

Oversee one of three Awards Committees which vets nominated selections for our AATE Awards that are given out during our National Conference. The Committees are the following:

  • The Book Committee

  • The Play Committee

  • Distinguished Awards Committee

For more information on Award Chairs, please contact Alexis Truitt, Executive Director.

Board Member

The Board of Directors is made up of 12 Board Members. Each in charge of their own area. Each Board Member has been elected by the Membership for a three-year term. For more information on Board Service check out the Board Manual. The Board positions are as follows:

  • Chair

  • Chair Elect

  • Past Chair

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Communication

  • Programming

  • Membership

  • Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity, and Justice Committee

  • Networks and Special Interest Groups

  • Research and Scholarship

For questions on Board service, please contact Joel Jason Rodriguez, Board Chair.