New Members for Board of Directors

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New Members for Board of Directors

Calgary Young People’s Theatre

Application deadline: May 17, 2024
Term: Indefinite
Commitment: 5 – 10 hours per month
Number of meetings per year: 6 – 10
Location: Calgary (in-person), Canada (remote)

Calgary Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) is a vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through the transformative power of theatre. Committed to fostering creativity, inclusivity and community engagement, CYPT provides a platform for youth to explore the world of performing arts.


A creative, resilient and collaborative society that embraces the artistry and contributions young people.


To inspire and mentor the next generation of arts creators and enthusiasts by offering brave, creative spaces where young people can express themselves and their ideas.


Integrity, Passion, Honesty, Kindness, Fun

Position Overview

As a board member for Calgary Young People’s Theatre, you will contribute your expertise, passion, and commitment to the organization’s mission and strategic direction. This volunteer position offers the opportunity to play a crucial role in shaping CYPT’s future, ensuring its sustainability, and supporting the community impact it has on young individuals.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:

  • Participate actively in the development and review of CYPT’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
  • Contribute valuable insights to shape the long-term vision and goals of the organization.

Oversight & Governance:

  • Attend and actively participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and annual general meetings.
  • Uphold and promote ethical governance practices, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Oversee and collaborate with organizational leadership to execute strategic priorities.

Fundraising & Development:

  • Collaborate with fellow board members to identify and secure funding opportunities, including grants, sponsorships, and individual donations.
  • Support fundraising events and initiatives to enhance CYPT’s financial sustainability.

Advocacy and Community Engagement:

  • Serve as an ambassador for CYPT, promoting its mission and activities within the community.
  • Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with organizations, schools, and businesses to enhance CYPT’s reach and impact.
  • Engage with key stakeholders, including government officials, donors, and community leaders, to advocate for the importance of youth arts education.

Risk Management:

  • Work closely with the board to identify and address potential risks to CYPT’s operations and reputation.
  • Provide guidance on strategies to mitigate risks and ensure organizational resilience.

Program Evaluation:

  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of CYPT’s programs and initiatives, providing insights and feedback to enhance their effectiveness.
  • Work with the board to assess the impact of programs on the target audience.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):

  • Actively support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within CYPT’s operations and programs.
  • Advocate for the incorporation of DEI principles in decision-making processes and organizational policies.

Succession Planning:

  • Participate in discussions related to leadership succession planning, helping to identify and develop future leaders within the organization.
  • Contribute to the orientation and onboarding of new board members.

Financial Oversight:

  • Review and provide input on financial reports, budgets and financial policies.
  • Collaborate with the finance committee to ensure prudent financial management and transparency.

Community Outreach Events:

  • Attend and actively participate in CYPT events and performances, demonstrating support for the organization’s activities.
  • Engage with the community during events to strengthen CYPT’s relationships.


  • Commitment to CYPT’s mission and values.
  • Previous board or committee experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to actively engage in fundraising efforts and/or other organizational activities.
  • Knowledge of or experience in the arts, education, or youth development is an asset; and
  • Qualifications in one or more of the following:
    • Fundraising Experience:
      • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, including grant writing, donor cultivation, and event planning.
      • Ability to leverage personal and professional networks to secure financial support.
    • Legal or Governance Expertise:
      • Familiarity with non-profit governance, legal compliance, and risk management.
      • Previous experience serving on non-profit boards or committees.
    • Marketing and Public Relations Skills:
      • Proficiency in marketing and public relations to help enhance CYPT’s visibility.
      • Knowledge of social media and digital marketing strategies.
    • Calgary Arts Community Knowledge:
      • Knowledge and/or experience relating to organizations within the Calgary arts community.
    • Arts and Education Advocacy:
      • Passion for the arts and youth education, with a deep understanding of the positive impact of the performing arts on young individuals.
      • Previous involvement in advocacy efforts related to arts education is a plus.
How to Apply

Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume and a letter of interest outlining their qualifications and motivation for joining the board through LinkedIn or to The application deadline is May 17, 2024.

Calgary Young People’s Theatre is committed to building a diverse and inclusive board that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

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