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Call for Directors!

Published on: July 7, 2020

The Music Gallery is looking to recruit members to their Board of Directors!

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

Who We Are
CCMC Music Gallery (the “Music Gallery”) is a centre for promoting and presenting innovation and experimentation in music. Established in 1976 by members of the Canadian Creative Music Collective, the Music Gallery occupies a unique position within Toronto’s musical ecology in which we present, encourage and promote leading-edge contemporary music in all genres. The Music Gallery is a registered charity. To learn more about our history and mandate, click here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities to the Music Gallery. Although our 2019-2020 season has been disrupted, the organization is stable with the benefit of ongoing support from funders and donors, and we quickly responded to physical distancing by exploring new formats of commissions, programming, and concerts that leverage the experimental music community’s strengths of innovation, creativity, and multimedia adoption. In these difficult times for local music, the Music Gallery’s mandate is as important as it’s ever been.

The Opportunity
We are seeking passionate, talented individuals to join our Board of Directors and actively participate in the governance and leadership of the institution. The Music Gallery’s board comprises 11 positions: with current and anticipated vacancies, we have up to four positions to fill.

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. We are also committed to ensuring that a spectrum of skill sets and life experiences is represented.

As part of the Board, you will oversee the execution and evolution of the Music Gallery’s strategic plan, programs, and financial resources. You will assist with fundraising and development activities, and promote the Music Gallery’s mission and programs amongst the wider public. Directors contribute to the Music Gallery in a variety of ways, including financial support and volunteering for events and special projects, as appropriate given their differing circumstances and abilities.

We’re looking for individuals with:

  • A keen interest in creative music and a desire to promote it
  • An enthusiasm for building and developing Toronto’s art music community
  • The ability to make the minimum time commitment of 5 -10 hours per month
  • The ability to contribute specific skills and attributes to the organization

We are currently recruiting for up to 4 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. While positions are up for re-election annually, the Music Gallery prefers to recruit directors who are willing to serve for at least two years.

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
Currently being held online over Zoom.
Otherwise, 918 Bathurst 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: Please also contact Dave if you have any questions.

Application Deadline
Positions are being filled on a rolling basis. To be considered in the first round of review, please submit your statement of interest and resume by July 24, 2020.

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