We are just fifteen days into the New Year at Theatre Historical Society of America and we have some more exciting news for you!
First, our members have already seen our new THS Wordmark on their renewal materials but we’re now unveiling it to the general public. This new graphic element was designed as an interim logo for marketing and public relations.
We hope to convene a committee to develop a new THS logo for the future.
Second, we will be launching our newly improved website at the end of this month. The new site will go live at precisely 12 noon on Wednesday January 30th! I am tremendously excited about the look, feel and new features and I hope that all of you will enjoy it as well.
Finally, we have been working diligently to restructure job assignments and tasks here at the THS Office. We have created some new positions and hired some new staff members.
In our newly created Development and Marketing Director position, THS was lucky to hire Janine M. Pixley. Janine is a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has worked in the development departments of Glimmerglass Opera, in Cooperstown, NY and The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) in various roles. Artistically, she has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as a Producing Fellow and has also worked with Arts Impact, an arts entrepreneurship program in Detroit, MI. As an amateur photographer, her work has been published in Theatre World and various regional publications.
Also as part of the staff reorganization, we have hired Megan Wozniak as our Office Assistant and Lead Docent in the museum. Megan graduated from Elmhurst College with degrees in History and Psychology. She is currently enrolled in an online Master’s program from Johns Hopkins University with a major in Museums Studies. Megan has spent the last two years volunteering at Elmhurst Historical Museum and is excited to work with us.
I hope that you join me in welcoming both Janine and Megan to our staff here at THS.
Sadly, as we have been changing job assignments and allocations of our resources, we were only able to engage the Office Assistant on a part time basis. Due to the reduction, Freeda Cannon was unable to continue with us at THS. We thank her for her hard work and wish her well in future endeavors.
As we begin our forty-fourth year, we are excited to lay the foundation for a bright future as well as recognizing and honoring our past. Thank you for your continued support.