Board Members Wanted

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Board Members Wanted

If you have six to eight hours a month and like to brainstorm and get creative about disrupting ageing through films and talks, then we might be the organization for you. As a thought leader, you will help guide the festival in its growth.

So, if the idea of having fun while doing this is appealing, then we might be a good fit.

We are looking for board members who are passionate and committed to celebrating ageing and older adults while helping make an age-positive culture shift across Canada.

In return, we will endeavour to ensure you:

  • Have fun while making a meaningful difference.
  • Meet new and interesting people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop effective group decision-making skills.
  • Obtain an understanding of group dynamics and relationships.
  • Receive board membership training.

THIRD ACTion Film Festival is a non-profit organization that premieres its film festival and talks celebrating ageing and older adults in Calgary in an effort to make an age-positive culture shift.

Position Description

We are currently looking for board members with the following knowledge or experience:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Legal Field
  • Film Industry

Length of Term:  Two years (renewable once)
Reports To:  Entire board of directors

The board member serves and is accountable to the board of directors of THIRD ACTion Film Festival.

Responsibilities as a Board Member: 

  • Understand, promote and quote the mission and vision of  THIRD ACTion through personal and professional connections.
  • Be familiar with the THIRD ACTion’s mandate and aid in the functioning of the board in its role with both operations and governance.
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of board meetings (nine of 12 meetings).
  • Make an annual contribution to the THIRD ACTion commensurate with ability.
  • Attend fundraising activities or special events to enhance THIRD ACTion.
  • Represent THIRD ACTion at community events and meetings.
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Prepare recommendations for board consideration.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • May not be employed by THIRD ACTion.
  • Have knowledge of meeting procedures, governance policies and non-profit operations.
  • Excellent communication skills along with a willingness and ability to publicly represent THIRD ACTion.
  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment with key stakeholders (staff, volunteers, sponsors and partners).

Time Demands (approximate)

As a board member:

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (nine out of 12 monthly board meetings), (~two hours in length with ~one hour of preparation).
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (four hours per year).
  • Attend and actively participate in the AGM (~one hour per year).
  • Attend and promote special events related to developing relationships with THIRD ACTion donors, sponsors and partners—shared with other directors (~four hours per year).
  • Attend annual sneak-a-peek networking event (~four hours per year).
  • Attend portion of Calgary festival (~eight hours per year).
  • Attend new board member orientation (~three hours per year hours).

Total Time Commitment Annually: 65 hours
Average Monthly Commitment: 5.5 hours

With the addition of chairing the board or a committee:

  • Chairing the board or a committee of the board and related work (one to three hours per month).

Total Time Commitment Annually: 89 hours
Average Monthly Commitment: 7.5 hours

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