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Board Members

Deadline: November 22, 2021

TRUCK Contemporary Art is seeking individuals who are interested in joining our volunteer Board of Directors for a two-year term (renewable).

Volunteer board members are responsible for helping the organization make decisions and maintain good governance. Board members are expected to contribute 5 – 8 hours per month, depending on committee or executive roles, and including TRUCK’s upcoming Strategic Planning cycle. No prior board experience is required, though it is considered an asset.

Members of the board are accountable to the board, staff and membership, and hold fiduciary responsibility to municipal, provincial, and federal governing bodies and granting agencies.

General Board Director Responsibilities:

  • Attending a minimum of one board meeting per month (typically the third Tuesday of each month), with each meeting being approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.
  • Responsible for reading minutes and reports for all board meetings, staying informed on the business of the organization, and participating in all policy and operational discussions Available to Board Members and Staff by phone and email.
  • Participating in TRUCK’s upcoming Strategic Planning cycle, inclusive of one full weekend in January 2022
How to Apply

Please email an expression of interest to board@truck.ca with the subject line: Board Member Application.

We are grateful for all who apply, though only selected candidates will be contacted to attend the Special General Meeting, at which incoming board members will be elected.

Elections will occur at a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00pm over Zoom.

Candidates must attend the SGM. Please be prepared to introduce yourself to the SGM attendees, and to describe the ways in which you would be a good candidate for TRUCK’s Board.

Please contact TRUCK’s Interim Director, Alicia Buates McKenzie, at alicia@truck.ca for any inquiries or accessibility needs.

ABOUT

TRUCK Contemporary Art is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Established in 1983 as The Second Story Art Society, TRUCK provides a forum for the production and dissemination of contemporary art and related cultural practices in Calgary, on Treaty 7 territory in the Southern Alberta region. TRUCK supports artists and artistic communities through exhibition programming, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, commissions, off-site and public programs, residencies, community
collaborations, engagement and outreach, and advocacy activities.

Our exhibitions and public programming initiatives aim to connect the artistic community in Calgary, to global discourses on contemporary art, national partners in the artist-run sector, and the general public. Our goal is the advancement of contemporary art and the enrichment of local, national, and international communities today and into the future.

Mission

TRUCK’s mission is to present dynamic programming, foster innovative artistic practices, encourage experimentation, and to engage artists and the public in a discussion about contemporary art. TRUCK supports the advancement of contemporary art by committing to the values of being artist-centred; inclusive of artistic autonomy and self-determination, and engaging in collaboration and exchange.

 

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