Call for Volunteers - Board of Directors

Discovery Category: Volunteer Opportunities
Start Date: Feb 01, 2021
End Date: Feb 01, 2023
Format: Online
Venue Name: The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
Address: 80 Winchester Street, Toronto
Provider: The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
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The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance training centres and offers training programs for professional and recreational dancers of all ages from its studio and office space in Toronto’s Cabbagetown area. The School strives for artistic excellence in teaching, stays vitally aware of ongoing developments in the art form of dance, provides stable administration and financial management, and maintains a strong and responsible Board of Directors. Through its dedication to excellence, the School has remained at the forefront of training in Contemporary dance in Canada for over fifty years.

The School is in search for new volunteers to join the Board of Directors. The ideal volunteer is interested in arts and culture and supporting the next generation of emerging dance artists. The Board of Directors works alongside the Artistic Director and Managing Director to build an inclusive and strong institution, to ensure its vitality, and to remain at the forefront of training in Contemporary dance in Canada.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and accountability of the organization. Among their responsibilities are to establish the School’s vision, mission, services principles, strategic priorities and overall direction, and to monitor progress as well as compliance with relevant legislation. 
  • Attend regular meetings and participate in deliberations by asking questions, expressing views and suggestions, making or seconding motions and voting
  • Attend and participate in special meetings and membership meetings, including but not limited to, Annual General Meetings, strategic planning sessions and Board development events.
  • Accept appointments to Board committees as members or chairs, attend committee meetings and assist in carrying out committee work.
  • Accept or volunteer to perform other duties for the Board; for example, serve as an Officer, undertake a special project, represent the Board on a management committee or an external body, assist in fundraising and make a donation in the amount of your choosing
  • Prepare for meetings by reading and considering agenda documents in advance.
  • Take responsibility for self-education by seeking information necessary to understand issues and to contribute meaningfully to discussions.
  • Attend, when possible, social, public information/education, fundraising and other events relevant to the organization.
  • Identify people in the community who have the backgrounds and skills needed by the Board and give their names to the Nominating Committee for possible inclusion 
  • Be an ambassador of the organization in the community 
  • Offer your diverse talents and time to ensure the responsibilities of the board are fulfilled

Skills and Qualifications:
Directors bring personal skills or knowledge in such areas as finance, law, marketing, fundraising, public relations, advocacy, equity, diversity and inclusion, or education to the organization. Previous board or volunteer experience is an asset but not required.

Particulars of the position:
For the upcoming year, all meetings will take place virtually via Zoom or Google Meet. Board meetings are scheduled approximately every 6-8 weeks.  Meetings are between 1.5-2 hours, in the evenings. Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is committed to creating a welcoming, respectful and inclusive work and volunteer environment. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of race, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified individuals to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The School is housed in a heritage-designated building in the heart of Cabbagetown, Toronto; the building is currently not wheelchair accessible.

How to Register:

How to Apply:
To be considered for the role, please send a brief letter of interest and resume in one PDF document to by 5 p.m. on November 30, 2021.

If you have questions or would like to have a conversation about volunteering at the School, please send an email to

Allison Bone
Nominating Committee
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1B2

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