May 17, 2016
ArtStarts in Schools is currently seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors as a General Board Member. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply below.
(We are also seeking a President. Click here for more information.)
Mission and Vision
ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. ArtStarts Board Members look at their responsibility through three lenses: Strategic (setting priorities and monitoring performance), Generative (big picture questions and big picture thinking) and Fiduciary (stewardship of assets and accountability).
The ArtStarts Board operates as a governing body and concentrates on developing and monitoring goals and policies; focusing primarily on external factors and the future rather than internal operations and the past. We regularly assess our performance and effectiveness as a board and have an active board development plan. This approach ultimately supports ArtStarts to successfully deliver its mandate of promoting art and creativity among British Columbia's young people.
We are currently seeking to fill two openings on our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate(s) will have previous Board or Committee experience, and bring professional experience in one of the following areas:
Previous involvement in arts programming or advocacy would be considered an asset. The candidate(s) must reside in British Columbia and we would particularly welcome applications from those based outside of the Lower Mainland.
Required attributes of ArtStarts board members include:
ArtStarts is committed to providing all members of the Board with an appropriate orientation to the Society and their role as Directors, to ensure all Board Members are familiar with and equipped to effectively carry out their responsibilities.
Deliverables / Duties
Board meetings typically take place from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on the second Thursday of each month. Directors can attend in person or join by conference call. Three times per year the Board meets in person (on a Friday night and Saturday from 9am to 3pm): typically in February, May and October. ArtStarts pays travel expenses for out-of-town members to attend these meetings.
Board members are also expected to serve on a committee, which involves attending approximately 4 to 8 meetings per year and working on deliverables between meetings.
Approximate time commitment is 5 to 10 hours per month.
Benefits and Recognition
Volunteers who contribute their time and knowledge as ArtStarts Board Members benefit from:
Please apply with a cover letter and resume to: ArtStarts Governance Committee at [email protected]
To strengthen your cover letter, please answer the following two questions:
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
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