Board of Directors

Date Posted: Nov 12, 2018
Start Date: Dec 01, 2018

Salary: Volunteer
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: St. Catharines
Employee Benefits:
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus:
Job Type: Call for Submissions
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

Essential Collective Theatre
Essential Collective Theatre (ECT) is a not-for-profit registered charity located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines that exists to produce professional, contemporary Canadian theatre with a focus on new plays and Niagara work. ECT prides itself on mentoring local emerging artists, supporting playwrights, and telling stories that hold up a mirror to the Niagara Region. We tour our productions regionally but our main performance venue is the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines)

Job Description

Essential Collective Theatre (ECT) is seeking dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. Serving on our board is a challenging and rewarding way to support our local arts community. It is only by working together that we can grow together.
  • Attend monthly board meetings, and the annual general meeting.
  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports or other relevant documents.
  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mandate and programs.
  • Discuss and vote on important issues pertaining to the governance of the organization, including strategic focus in the form of short and long-term goals.
  • Implement policies and procedures in line with the current strategic plan, help run committees, and advise and assist ECT staff when needed.
  • Lend experience and expertise by actively participating in meetings and at least one committee (programming, finance, communications, equipment, fundraising).
  • Ensure the organization is meeting all its legal and financial responsibilities.
  • Inform the executive of any potential conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality.


Requirements: Ideal candidates are community-minded persons who have a strong interest in arts and culture and further developing the Niagara Region’s performing arts community. Professional training in the arts is not required.

Additional Info:

Please note that serving on the board is a volunteer commitment. Board terms are two years and the time commitment is approximately 5-8 hours per month.
ECT is committed to equity in all aspects of its operations. We encourage applications from indigenous people, persons with disabilities, ethnic or racial minorities, immigrants and refugees, Francophones, LGBTQI+ persons, and persons of all socio-economic walks of life.

How to Apply:

Interested parties should submit their CV and letter of intent with the subject line “ECT BOARD APPLICATION.” to Cindy Goldrick, Board Chair at