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The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is seeking applicants to fill two open seats on its board of directors. The seats are a member and a youth liaison position. The terms for both positions begin in 2023.

Tabor Opera House at night. Image courtesy of the Tabor Opera House. Photo by Craig Hensel.

Volunteers can now apply for positions to work to revitalize the historic Tabor Opera House and create a community hub for arts and culture in Leadville. The Tabor was deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The non-voting youth liaison position is open to youth aged sixteen to twenty-four. The board meets monthly with specialized committees holding monthly work sessions.

The board of directors provides leadership, strategic governance, and fundraising to support the foundation’s work and complete strategic objectives. These current priorities are to:

  • Save the Tabor through fundraising for a multi-million dollar rehabilitation of the historic opera house.
  • Preserve the Tabor’s stage scenery.
  • Enable live performances and tours.
  • Support Leadville’s economy.

The Foundation is seeking candidates with experience overseeing nonprofit organizations, effective fundraising, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. They are also looking for candidates with a mindset for collaborative decision-making and a passion for history and the performing arts. Strong abilities in legal and governance, networking, and fundraising are a priority to the Foundation.

The youth liaison candidate should have a desire to build their leadership skills and help broaden youth engagement in achieving the mission of the Foundation.

According to their press release, “The foundation believes that the membership of its board should reflect the racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of the Leadville community. Applicants are encouraged to highlight aspects of their life experience and skill sets that would help the board make stronger connections to underrepresented sectors of the community, especially Spanish-speaking and Latino neighbors.”

Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest or inquire about more information by visiting the Tabor Opera House’s website or emailing