Call for Volunteer Board Members

Discovery Category: Board Members
Start Date: Nov 18, 2021
End Date: Aug 20, 2021
Format: Online
Venue Name: Toronto
Provider: WorkInCulture
WebSite Address:


Are you looking for a Board opportunity that allows you to contribute your experience and expertise to the creative sector while gaining new insights and connections with colleagues across a variety of disciplines?

If so, WorkInCulture is looking for you.

WorkInCulture is a non-profit arts service organization whose vision is an inclusive arts, culture and creative sector that contributes to the economic and social well-being of our communities. Our mission is to support the professional lives of artists, creatives and cultural workers, and the organizations that support and engage them, through skills development, research and career resources.
We are looking for people that reflect the diversity of the community and are passionate about the broad sector that we serve, including artists, creators and cultural workers from all disciplines and from both non-profit arts and arts service organizations (including museums, heritage and libraries) and the for-profit creative industries (books, magazines, film & tv, music and interactive).

We are committed to working toward improving and sustaining diversity of representation in our governance positions to ensure that the organization's work is guided by directors who represent a breadth of knowledge, perspectives and lived experience.  We especially welcome interest from Indigenous persons, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons early in their careers, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who may contribute to inclusive governance.
 Start date: New board members will be confirmed at our AGM in Nov. 2021.

Term & Time Commitment:
  • 2 year terms, renewable twice to a maximum of 6 years
  • 5 board meetings per year (inclusive of the AGM), each approximately 2 hours plus 2-3 hour/month preparing for board meetings, participating in committees and supporting staff
The organization is Ontario mandated and Toronto based. Post COVID we will be resuming meeting in person but will consider new Board members from outside Toronto who can attend meetings virtually.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • act in the best interest of WorkInCulture and the creative community it serves
  • prepare for, attend and participate in board meetings
  • serve on at least one board committee or taskforce
  • stay informed about the organization and share relevant information specific to their disciplines/communities/industry sectors
  • leverage connections, networks and resources for the benefit of the organization
  • help the board and staff monitor WorkInCulture's performance in relationship to its mission, values and strategic plan objectives
  • participate in the approval of the annual budget and help monitor the financial performance of the organization
  • abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest and other policies that apply to the board
  • be an ambassador for the organization and its work
To complement the skills and backgrounds of our existing board and provide the organization with the broadest input, we are currently giving priority to candidates who bring the following sector perspectives.
  • Interactive digital media
  • Performing arts
  • Literary arts/publishing
  • Museums/heritage
Experience in any of the following areas will be considered an asset:
Advocacy, sponsorship, financial management, HR, marketing, and skills training

How to Register:

To apply:
Please email your cover letter, outlining why you would like to join our board, along with a brief bio to Diane Davy,, no later than August 20th.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free selection process. Please advise us of any accommodation measures required and we will endeavour to accommodate you. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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