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Board Director

Calgary Film is recruiting board volunteers responsible for the governance of the Calgary International Film Festival Society. Their primary duties focus on strategic planning, financial oversight and policy development. As a governance board, directors are not directly involved in programming or operational matters, which are delegated to the Executive Director.

The Calgary International Film Festival’s mission is to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most innovative and compelling films and creating remarkable festival experiences.

The festival is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries, hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations. Additionally, the festival co-presents other programs, such as Doc Soup, throughout the year.

Responsibilities of the Board:

  • Ensure the organization’s activities align with its established vision, mission and values, and review those from time to time.
  • Engage in strategic planning and the setting of annual goals and priorities.
  • Provide support and high-level oversight to the Executive Director.

Specific Duties of Directors:

  • Prepare for, attend and participate in approximately six board meetings/year, the annual board retreat and regular committee meetings as assigned.
  • Participate in at least one standing committee of the board (Finance, Governance, Marketing, Fundraising) or additional ad hoc committees that may be struck from time to time.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Calgary International Film Festival in the community.
  • Regularly attend the festival and its year-round events.
  • Make an annual donation in an amount that is personally meaningful and within individual means.
  • Leverage relationships in the community to help grow the Festival’s philanthropic supporters.

Term of Office:

  • Directors serve for a term of three years and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms, subject to the Society’s bylaws.

Right now, we’re especially interested in Board volunteers with skill sets and experience in Law, HR, Film/Screen Industry and are open to candidates with other backgrounds as well. Previous experience with Boards, not-for-profit organizations or festivals is also desirable.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter in a single document to by February 22, 2019. Please use Board Director as the email subject line.

Our recruitment committee will review all applications received and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.

Calgary International Film Festival is an equal opportunity employer, committed to reflecting our community’s diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.