Board Director

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Board Director

Board Director – Fine Arts
10 – 20 monthly
Dates: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023


ChatterBox Theatre Society has been dedicated to delivering a meaningful theatrical experience to young audiences through interaction and humour.

We aim to teach children positive values and offer them support in all stages of their development. In addition, we strive to build a stronger community by encouraging public engagement and dialogue, while nurturing and promoting our local artists.

What Do We Do?

ChatterBox Theatre provides positive and interactive theatrical experiences for children in the community. Our purpose is not only to create unique and enjoyable productions, but also teach children concepts of feelings and how they influence the world around them.

Apart from the education and entertainment of our unique plays, we also offer support for the local artistic community by creating development opportunities for young performers. We also help connect the public with emerging artists, offering space for exhibitions and periodic events.

Why Should You Volunteer For This Opportunity?

ChatterBox Theatre Society is a grass roots non-profit organization about to embark on a period of significant growth. We need your passion and expertise in shaping that for the future! Our volunteers are very committed and passionate, and help ensure successful outcomes of programs. Upon successful completion of the volunteer role or project, you can use us as a reference for your future roles. Volunteer hours may be used for maintaining your professional designation and/or program studies.

How to Apply

We encourage interested and qualified candidates to review the job description below. To apply, please send a brief email explaining why this is an opportunity you are passionate about, as well as your resume and brief biography to

To learn more about ChatterBox Theatre Society, or to donate to our cause, please visit

Board Director – Fine Arts

The board director – fine arts reports to the board chair and provides leadership to the board in the areas of fine arts and community involvement strategies. This role is responsible for providing expertise in areas of creative activities and projects to further the organization’s mission, as well as building strategic relationships with organizations and community partners. Working closely with the program director, this senior leadership role will guide and coach the team to ensure the organization meets its annual creative and community goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend and be prepared for board meetings to discuss key issues and provide strategic guidance and governance on fine arts and community involvement topics to the board of directors and the president and CEO.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the program director in developing and implementing creative theatre content, including scripts, stories, and project plans.
  • Partner with the program director to prepare the annual income and expenditure programming budgets for approval by the president and CEO and board of directors.
  • Approve annual budgets and audit reports, as set out for the organization, and monitor the finances to ensure it supports this budget.
  • Engage in discussions around reports on the performance and budget of fundraising initiatives.
  • Participate in the financial governance and fundraising initiatives within the organization.
  • Approve policy, contracts and other recommendations received from the board of directors.
  • Strive to meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Develop and approve the terms of reference of the program and& production committee, with the board director – youth/education, and ensure that committee members fully understand them.
  • Co-establish the program and production committee, with the board director – youth/education, by populating it with qualified and passionate individuals.
  • Coach the program and production committee and its members to carry out specific initiatives set out by the board of directors that supports the organization in meeting its annual education and community involvement goals.
  • Contribute to the development of the organization’s reputation as a leading theatrical experience provider for children and the local artistic community in Calgary and area.
  • Participate in fundraising or special events hosted by the organization or by others in the community who are supporting the organization.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated leadership/advisory skills with coaching teams to successful outcomes, with specific experience in terms of fine arts, community involvement, or related experience.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills to establish private and professional networks that recognize the benefits of investing in the organization and its mission.
  • Ability and confidence in telling a compelling story about the organization that others believe in.
  • Self-starter, who is motivated by achieving goals and tasks, as set out by the board of directors.
  • Strong work ethic and passionate commitment to advancing the mission of the organization.
  • Ability to think strategically and govern accordingly.
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating with other team members to achieve desired outcomes that support the mission of the organization.
  • Friendly, professional demeanor and considered approachable by others they interact with.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and opinions, while respecting others when they do the same.
  • Strong organizational and process-driven skills, with an excellent follow-through on actions.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.


  • Five to 10 years experience in the area of theatre/performing arts, music, painting, or dance.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in fine arts, music, or equivalent.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is considered an asset.
  • Previous board experience is considered an asset.
  • Passionate interest in theatre and education of the fine arts in the Calgary community.
  • Bringing a network of potential collaborators considered an asset.
  • Legally entitled to volunteer in Canada, with the ability to meet volunteer screening requirements (e.g. criminal check, including a vulnerable sector verification).
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