Call for Board Members

Date Posted: Jun 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Hamilton
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Other
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1884 as The Hamilton Orchestral Society and grew to become one of Canada’s major professional orchestras.

Today, the HPO is a leader in Hamilton’s robust arts community where it provides professional orchestral services and music education programs to address the needs of the community. The HPO continues to commission and premiere works and is one of the artistic jewels of the Hamilton/Burlington area. The combined musical talents of its artists continue to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to enriching and serving the cultural life of the region. In addition to our mainstage concert series at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), new programming such as the annual What Next Festival of New Music and Concerts in the City bring the live orchestral experience to a broader range of people. As a key contributor to the development of a vibrant downtown, and a resource for the city in attracting and retaining the creative class, the HPO is an important part of the community.

Job Description

A non-profit, charitable organization, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to enriching the wellbeing of the greater Hamilton region by engaging, educating and inspiring the community through outstanding professional orchestral music. 
Call for Board Members
The Board of Directors supports the work of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific board member responsibilities include:
  1. Acting in a position of trust for the community and responsibility for the effective governance of the organization
  2. Working in partnership with the Executive Director
  3. Regular attendance at board meetings (nine times per year) and related meetings
  4. To make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work
  5. Staying informed about organizational matters and being prepared to contribute insight and innovation at meetings
  6. Attending mainstage performances and other activities of the HPO
  7. Attending fundraising activities and making an annual donation commensurate with personal circumstances
  8. Acting as an ambassador and advocate for the HPO across the community


Based on our current needs and succession planning, candidates will ideally be able to provide government relations and legal experience. The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility, and we encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities and persons across a spectrum of sexual orientation or gender identity. We care about the vitality of our art form, and we seek to better understand, reflect, engage and celebrate our diverse communities. 

How to Apply:

How to Apply 
To learn more about the HPO Board of Directors or submit your application, email a brief letter of interest and resume to Diana Weir, Executive Director, at dweir@hpo.orgby July 30, 2019. HPO is accepting applicants for consideration in fall 2019. 

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