AIGA New Mexico is led by an all-volunteer Board made up of passionate leaders. We thoroughly enjoy getting to know each other and working together.
You’ll fit right in if you are motivated, proactive, communicative, and are a team player.
Our mission is to inspire and legitimize designers and their broader community. Our goal is to bridge the gap between people, whether that be designers and their collaborators, non-designers to the creative community of New Mexico, or New Mexicans to a larger AIGA network across the nation. Everything we do, from Design Summit to Portfolio Reviews, is entirely led and organized by volunteers.
Board Members do not need to be designers but should be passionate about supporting the creative community. In fact, we aim to have a Board with diversity in industry, age, gender, professional experience, race, background, education, income, physical ability, and more. (Of course, nominees are not required to offer this information.) See our current board here and feel free to reach out to them with questions!
Serving on the AIGA New Mexico board is a unique opportunity to:
Make connections in the larger creative community, in New Mexico and with other chapters across the country
Learn new skills like event planning and public speaking
Develop leadership, project management, or design experience
Attend free events hosted by AIGA New Mexico
Build up our community and help inspire and educate professional creatives
Have a lot of fun! Make new friends with other people who are passionate about community and design
The Application Process
Here is our current process for board applications:
Read the roles and responsibilities and be sure the commitment is for you.
We have the privilege and the responsibility of creating the direction and landscape for how our local chapter serves and supports the creative community of New Mexico. While this is a lot of fun, there are a few commitments of all Board members:
Intend to serve for the full two-year Board term. (Not required for non-director positions.)
Be an AIGA member at the Sustaining Member level (or higher).
Attend Board meetings, on time, and prepared. (Note: Remote meetings can be made available for accessibility.)
Actively communicate with your team. Be considerate of their time and effort, and respect everyone’s contribution.
File a monthly report to the Executive Committee. Email the team with a recap of tasks completed by your committee that month.
Attend Board retreats: Chapter Board Retreat and the AIGA Leadership Retreat. Board members receive many opportunities for Leadership growth and training through these retreats.
Communicate using your AIGA email address and respond to communications within 48 hours.
Communicate and be responsive on Slack and remain up to date on conversations within our community and the AIGA community at large.
Attend as many chapter events as possible. Board members may receive complimentary tickets to our events in exchange for helping in the success of the event.
Read, understand, and follow our Chapter bylaws
Maintain a legacy/documentation of your position to assist future Board members
Actively participate: take initiative and self-start, be engaged, organized, dependable, and communicative
Work as a volunteer leader as part of the collective work of AIGA New Mexico, forgoing compensation and rights for ideas, designs, and other volunteer services offered in service to our organization, unless otherwise agreed on by the team.
Represent AIGA in a positive light and serve as spokespeople for the organization
Not interested in applying for the board right now, but interested in volunteering or contributing your ideas? Reach out to us!