Call for Board Secretary

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Call for Board Secretary

W.P. Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) is seeking a secretary to join our board!

About Us

Our mandate is to use the power of puppetry to impact positive social change. Believing that puppets have a special role as representatives and that art has a responsibility and opportunity to mirror and shape reality, our goals are to:

  • Provide tools and builds skillsets to Express voice.
  • Empower and develop healthy and engaged individuals.
  • Foster Empathy and inspiration by connecting diverse audiences.
  • The secretary position is integral to us meeting these goals. Be part of something important and meaningful. Build community with other like-minded individuals.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • English speaking and writing proficiency. Organization skills.
  • Aptitude in email and text communications, Google Drive and Word.
  • A broad network of business/community connections.
  • A genuine interest in doing impactful work in the arts community in Calgary.
  • Alberta resident, preferably within the Calgary area.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to use your skills to impact positive social change and hands-on fun volunteer opportunities.
  • Board level experience in a charitable not-for-profit organization.
  • Training and onboarding with outgoing secretary.

Term and Tasks:

  • Board members are asked to serve a 3-year term. They may be nominated anytime through the year, with a majority Board vote.
  • They are asked to attend some WPTS or other events as WPTS representatives, including casino fundraiser.
  • Spend about 4 hours per month preparing for meetings.
  • Meet with the board once a month on Zoom or in person.
  • Record accurate meeting minutes. Upload/email within a week after meeting date.
  • Send out meeting agendas, collate RSVP’s, ensure we have quorum.
  • Keep an up-to-date listing of all board members.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed by Board operations.

We are committed to policies and actions supporting diversity, inclusion and equity. We welcome persons of any race, creed, colour, age, sex, religion or national origin to be part of our organization and programs.

Please submit your CV and tell us why you are interested in joining to Candidates will also be interviewed by 1-2 board members and attend a Board meeting, before recruitment is finalized.

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