*Please note: this call is now closed
Wavelength is seeking volunteers passionate about music and the arts in Toronto interested in joining our Board of Directors, and contributing to our organization’s governance and strategic direction.
While previous Board experience is valued, we are interested in receiving any and all applications for individuals who have a demonstrated passion for our mandate, and have experience working collaboratively with a team of equally motivated people. Availability requirements typically fall between 5-10 hours per month throughout the year.
We are currently looking to enhance both the depth and breadth of expertise and unique perspectives on our Board. Some of the skill sets and backgrounds we are interested in include:
— Artist and Venue Management
— Advertising and Marketing Coordination
— Public Sector and Grant Writing Experience
This is in no way an exhaustive list, but is demonstrative of the wide variety of competencies that we feel will be important in leading our organization in the near future.
We are specifically interested in identifying a volunteer for the role of Treasurer on the board. This individual should have a grasp of core financial concepts, and would ideally have experience working with NPOs – a CPA designation is an asset but not a strict requirement for this role.
Why Join the Wavelength Board?
Wavelength is, at its core, an organization centred around the values of community; we aim to help encourage and develop the independent music scene in Toronto in a variety of ways. For over 18 years, we have provided a platform for diverse artists (from Toronto and around the world) to share their music with new audiences, hone their craft, and reach new heights. In doing so, we have helped to foster connections among artists and like-minded collaborators. In the last several years, Wavelength has taken this commitment to new levels, producing large-scale critically acclaimed events including summer music & arts festivals (Camp Wavelength), winter showcases, and partnered curations with other arts organizations throughout the GTA.
This past year, Wavelength has undergone a significant shift as an organization. In moving forward, we are making concerted efforts to ensure an unwavering commitment to our community roots. This will be a primary factor in the strategic direction of our organization in the years to come.
As a member of our Board of Directors, your time and effort would go toward directly supporting these initiatives, and in so doing providing the organization with the direction and leadership necessary to continue supporting the needs of the artistic community in Toronto.
All members of our Board of Directors are required to:
— Attend Wavelength monthly events and quarterly Board meetings
— Manage/participate in a minimum of one Board committee
— Provide governance, leadership, and strategic direction
— Support and participate in sponsorship and fundraising efforts
— Act as an ambassador for the Wavelength organization and its mandate
Qualifications & Skills
Some of the attributes we look for in members of our Board of Directors include, but are not limited to:
— Passion and vision for fostering, growing, and sustaining independent live music in Toronto
— Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the fundamentals of Board governance
— An open mind
— An understanding of the operational realities of non-profit arts organizations in Canada
— The ability to network, collaborate, and engage with a variety of stakeholders
To serve our mandate to engage with all Torontonians, a crucial element involves attracting Board members from diverse backgrounds and traditions, who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, age, and physical abilities. Wavelength is committed to increasing the numbers of underrepresented groups on the Board, and striving to remove sources of unconscious bias in the Board appointment process.
Wavelength Music is a curated concert series, including a winter and summer festival, designed to champion creativity, diversity, co-operation and collaboration in the independent music and arts scenes. Established in 2000, we are a non-profit arts organization that puts artists and the community first. A cornerstone of the Toronto music scene, Wavelength Music has championed literally thousands of emerging artists during its decade-plus run.
How to Apply
We invite interested candidates to send a brief email explaining why being a part of the Wavelength Board of Directors is an opportunity you would like to explore, along with a resume and brief biography. These materials can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions or additional inquiries can be directed confidentially to Matthew Seymour, President via email@example.com. To learn more about the Wavelength organization and mandate, please visit our website at www.wavelengthmusic.ca/about
Deadline for Submissions: March 31st, 2019
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