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In the Heart of the Beast

MayDay Council Member

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Temp / Contract
Category: Education
Deadline: October 24, 2019

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: A stipend will be provided

Job description

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre announced that the MayDay Parade and Festival is taking a year off to pause and redesign MayDay to create a stronger, more equitable MayDay in 2021.

Nominations are now open for the new MayDay Council!

Over a two-year term, the MayDay Council will partner with HOBT in designing a new approach to the planning and production of future MayDay events based on principles of equity, justice, and collaboration.

Nominations are due by October 24th and can be made here:

More about The MayDay Council

The following activities will be delegated to the MayDay Council:

The MayDay Council’s primary mandate will be to design a collaboration-oriented strategic plan and business model for MayDay;

The MayDay Council’s secondary mandate will be to recommend specific, culturally affirming changes to HOBT’s governance and programming models.

The MayDay Council is an advisory team to the HOBT Leadership Team that currently includes, Steve Ackerman (Site Director), Naomi Campion (General Manager), Claire Curran (Communications Director), Linnea House (Finance Director), and Corrie Zoll (Executive Director). The MayDay Council will make recommendations that will then be decided upon by the HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors when appropriate. It is our intention and commitment to strive for consensus between the MayDay Council, HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors.

MDC Internal Governance & Decision Making

The internal decision-making structure for the transition team should be based on consensus; their specific mechanism will be co-created together during the first meeting.

Compensation for MDC members:

A stipend that is well above minimum wage
Travel costs will be included in the stipend
Childcare will be provided on-site as needed
Accessibility requirements will be met as needed
Culturally affirming food and beverages will be provided for each meeting.

Qualifications or requirements

MDC Commitment

Attend a day-long retreat to determine decision-making structure and co-create a list of action steps and a visual equity framework

Meetings at most twice a month

MDC will be convened through July 2021. This will allow for an evaluation of the first production and allow room for adjustments based on goals and metrics that will be decided by the MDC.

MDC Membership

The MDC will consist of no more than 20 members committed to a two-year term. These members will demonstrate a strong desire to contribute to a future-forward and justice-oriented review and revisioning of MayDay and HOBT.

How to apply

The public is invited to nominate others (and/or themselves). Nominations can be made by:

Filling out this short form:
Recording a video and sending to with “MayDay Council Nomination” in the subject line
Or by calling Executive Director Corrie Zoll at 612-540-5366.

Nomination form opens on Sep 11th and closes on October 24th

If you have been nominated, you will be notified by October 25th and given the opportunity to withdraw your nomination if not interested.

More information is available here:

All nominations will be reviewed by Imagine Deliver, Free Black Dirt, and HOBT Executive Committee and HOBT Leadership Team using this a rubric that will made public.

Each of these groups will make recommendations.

Selection Process: HOBT Leadership team will draft a list of finalists based on recommendations. Groups making recommendations will be asked to review the list of finalists.

Final selections will be approved by the HOBT leadership team by November 1st. And will be announced publicly as soon as the selected candidates have accepted their seat on the MayDay Council