We are currently inviting applications for volunteers to bring their passion, expertise and insight to our Board of Directors. Our ideal volunteers have an interest in theatre and are willing to be strong advocates for our company.
We’re looking to remove barriers to access live theatre, attract audiences that truly reflect the diversity of our city, develop world premiere works that explore issues of relevance to Calgarians, tour our award-winning new works across the country and continue to build a strong and resilient funding base.
The Downstage Board of Directors is a Governance & Policy Board. Directors are required to attend regular Board meetings (every 4-6 weeks) as well as participate on at least 1 committee. As stewards for the organization, directors provide strategic direction to staff; tackle the big questions that face our company; regularly review the organization’s financial statements and approve the annual budget; attend Downstage’s productions and events; and cultivate relationships to support the organization as advocates, donors & volunteers.
Orientation and training is provided to make sure Directors are comfortable and knowledgeable in their role; previous board experience is certainly an asset and preferred but not required. The typical term of service is three years, although two-year terms are available.
We’re specifically looking for people with expertise in any of the following areas: accounting, finance, fundraising, social issues, social justice, community relations, and human resources. Our current Treasurer is a CA.
Intrigued? Please submit a completed Board Application Form (available at www.downstage.ca/boardform.pdf) along with your resume and a brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org (feel free to send us questions beforehand, too).