We achieve our goals through teamwork and collaboration. TEAMWORK = SUCCESS FOR ALL
We have important goals and recognize that it is only through effective teamwork, collaboration and cooperation within our organization that we can achieve our goals and mission. AoS is committed to working as a team to fulfill the expectations of our Angels, families, staff, donors and supporters who depend on us. We believe that all people on the AoS team want to do a good job, give the Angels the best experience possible, support the staff and volunteers and provide supporters and donors with a professional production and quality program. We attract professional, fun, highly capable, diverse and innovative people. We recognize their efforts and contributions to the organization with various forms of gratitude and compensation. AoS team members contribute enthusiastically and share in the success that they make possible.
We provide an inclusive environment. INCLUSIVE = SENSE OF BELONGING
We approach each season with the belief that AoS is a welcoming, safe and inclusive place for not only the Angels but the staff, volunteers, families and supporters. At AoS we believe offering an inclusive environment allows children with special needs a place where they can freely express themselves and have fun. We also provide proper support and positive encouragement in a world in which they are often asked to conform. AoS provides a safe place where children can enjoy musical theatre with the right accommodations, warm acceptance and positive attention that continues to benefit them. We believe that by having the right model, capable and talented staff, proper tools and support we will create a successful inclusive environment.
We offer support and show respect for individuals. RESPECT = INSPIRATIONAL SEASON
We expect AoS staff, board and volunteers to always show respect when working with Angels, colleagues, community and supporters. AoS team members at every level of the organization are expected to appreciate the worth and excellence of each Angel and team member in the organization. Respectful behavior must be an integral part of the organization, and passed on each season as new members join the team. To achieve this, all AoS team members, particularly board and staff members, must be leaders who demonstrate respect, actively support and respond appropriately to meet the community’s needs.
We conduct ourselves professionally. PROFESSIONAL = QUALITY EXPERIENCE
We expect AoS team members to be professional in their dealings so they represent the organization appropriately and earn the respect, trust and loyalty of others in the process. As professionals, we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our work. Being professional is about seeing beyond our immediate needs. We think about the long term perceptions of our organization and ensure it is professional. Our Angels, families, donors and supporters expect the AoS program and people to be the highest quality and provide value. This will be achieved if we adhere to our professional standards.
We encourage creativity. CREATIVITY = CONTINUED GROWTH
We create an environment that supports diversity and creativity. We expect our team members to think creatively and to be flexible as we strive to achieve our overall goals and objectives. We understand we are all working towards agreed upon, goals and objectives that are best for the organization, but we encourage creative paths and thinking to achieve those goals. AoS team members are willing to adapt to change and respond creatively to best support the Angels and each other. This is especially important in an arts and special needs organization.