Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada (OC) is seeking qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Directors, starting in September 2017. The Governance Committee has identified at least 1 vacancy.
Nominations (including basic contact information, a biography, and a statement of interest in serving) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on August 25.
Beyond OC’s standard board expectations (summarized below), the Governance Committee has identified the following priority attributes for recruitment this year:
- Demonstrated expertise in communications, digital strategy, training and development
- Future board leadership potential
- Regional representation
- Cultural diversity
The Board of Directors of Orchestras Canada is an elected body with responsibility to its members, its funders, members of the public and the orchestral art form. The job of the Board of Directors is to establish and assist in the implementation of policies that enable the achievement of Orchestras Canada’s mission – helping Canadian orchestras achieve together what they cannot accomplish alone, and serving orchestras in both official languages, through research, knowledge-sharing, convening, and advocacy.
The Board of Directors meets in person two or three times annually, with additional teleconferences scheduled as required. Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed by Orchestras Canada. Board members are expected to attend as many meetings as possible, and to participate actively on OC committees and task forces.
Directors are expected to contribute an annual gift to Orchestras Canada according to his or her personal ability. Additionally, Directors are expected to utilize their individual, corporate and foundation contacts to help in the solicitation of funds for operating expenses, special projects and OC’s endowment fund.