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The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, establishes policy, and oversees the operations and financial performance of Orchestra Toronto.

Position Summary

This is a volunteer Board opportunity for someone who has a passion for music and community arts, and is interested in stewarding a growing organization.

We currently have two (2) exciting opportunities available on the Orchestra Toronto Board. Successful candidates will be extended an invitation to serve on a board committee, and will assist us in meeting our strategic and financial goals for a minimum of 2 performance seasons. 

The Nomination Committee is particularly interested in candidates who represent the diversity of the city in which we make our home and perform. We are seeking candidates with experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Volunteer Management & Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources

Overview

In the coming year, our board will help tackle exciting initiatives such as:

  • Collaborating and setting the 2022-23 Strategic Plan, KPIs (key performance indicators), and benchmarks;
  • Increasing the organization’s diversity and cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging, to better reflect the city within which we make our home;
  • Exploring opportunities for expansion;
  • Increasing outreach in the community through our programs;
  • Increasing internal organizational effectiveness;
  • Long-term planning and vision beyond 2023.

Required Commitment

  • The ability to serve for a minimum of three (3) years;
  • Attend monthly board meetings virtually, and occasionally in person;
  • Serve on the Board and one or more of its committees;
  • Represent and advocate for Orchestra Toronto;
  • Purchase at least 2 subscriptions to Orchestra Toronto’s concert season, and attend the majority of performances and events at which Orchestra Toronto performs.

Qualifications

  • A passion for community arts and music;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Professional experience in a relevant field;
  • Ability to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a Board member (at least 10 hours/month);
  • Previous volunteering experience and/or professional experience working with a not-for-profit an asset.

Orchestra Toronto takes seriously our commitment to diversity, equity, and accessibility. We encourage candidates from a diversity of backgrounds including Indigenous people, persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all ages, gender identities and sexual orientations who can contribute to the diversification of ideas and outlooks on our Board.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a brief statement of interest to executive.director@orchestratoronto.ca.

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