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Call For Board Members

Published on: October 25, 2018

Board of Directors Job Posting

October 2018


Director on the Music Gallery Board of Directors (Volunteer Position)

Who We Are

Over its 40-year history, the Music Gallery has been many things to many people. When it was founded in 1976 by Peter Anson and Al Mattes of the free improvising group Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC), it quickly became a hub for collaboration, creative exploration and musical performance. The artists who came were sonic adventurers, mad musical scientists, drawing from many traditions and even inventing some of their own. Their approach to musical innovation and the resulting legacy of their creations lives on in the Music Gallery and its activities.

Today, we are Toronto’s pre-eminent presenter of genre-defying concert music. We champion artists who push boundaries, break down barriers, take risks and experiment. We offer safe space and essential resources so that artists can act fearlessly in their pursuit of the new. We create the conditions for our artists to lead audiences on journeys of exploration and discovery. We commit to fostering the creativity and collaboration essential to breaking new artistic ground. We build networks that celebrate artists’ achievements and build resilience.

As we embark on our 2018/19 season, we are at an exciting point of our journey. With a bold concert season underway, we are poised to create more space for artists and their art, as well as increase our capacity as a hub for collaboration, create exploration and musical performance.

The Opportunity

We are seeking passionate, talented individuals to join the Board of Directors and actively participate in the governance and leadership of this institution. The Music Gallery’s board is comprised of up to 11 individuals with a diverse set of disciplines and expertise. We are committed to representing the diversity of the City of Toronto on our board. We especially encourage applications from women, Black, Indigenous and people of colour, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

As part of the Board, you will help and support staff in the execution of The Music Gallery’s strategic plan, which is available here.

You will help provide oversight of programs and financial resources, assist with fundraising and development activities, and help to guide the organization in the fulfillment of its mission. It is each Director’s responsibility to promote and create awareness of the Music Gallery and its programs amongst the wider public. We recognize the spectrum in which Directors contribute to the Music Gallery, from personal time to donations and fund development, based on their unique circumstances and abilities.

What We’re Looking For

  • Keen interest in creative music and a desire to promote it
  • Keen interest in building and developing Toronto’s art music community
  • Ability to make the minimum time commitment of 5-10 hours per month
  • Ability to contribute specific skills and attributes to the organization

We are currently recruiting for new directors. Keeping in mind our current needs and the future succession of existing directors, we welcome applications from individuals with a strong background in fundraising and development, individuals with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, lawyers, artists, arts management workers, and persons with general organizational, finance, business management or board governance skills. Exposure to non-profit arts organizations is an asset.

Time Requirement

5-10 hrs/month until the end of the committed term

Time of Board Meetings

6:00 pm, usually on a Wednesday, each month – alternating between meetings of the full Board and committee meetings.

Location of Board Meetings

St-George-the-Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto, Ontario


To Apply

Please send a short statement of interest (max. one page) and your resume to Dave Darby (President, Board of Directors: and Kayla McGee (Executive Director: Please also contact Dave or Kayla if you have any questions.

Posting Deadline

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.


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