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Downstage Theatre

Board Volunteers

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Downstage is looking for board volunteers for an innovative theatre company with social impact.

Position Activity: Board Member, Committee Member
Time Commitment: Two to four hours monthly

One to three year terms available.

Location: Arts Commons  (205 8th Ave. SE)
Suitability: Adult

Downstage is a busy and ambitious theatre company producing Canadian plays that create meaningful conversation around social issues. We are currently inviting applications for volunteers to bring their passion, expertise and insight to our Board of Directors. Our ideal volunteers have an interest in theatre and are willing to be strong advocates for our company.  We’re looking to remove barriers to access live theatre, attract audiences that truly reflect the diversity of our city, develop world premiere works that explore issues of relevance to Calgarians, tour our award-winning new works across the country and continue to build a strong and resilient funding base.

The Downstage Board of Directors is a Governance & Policy Board. Directors are required to attend regular Board meetings each month as well as participate on at least one committee. As stewards for the organization, directors provide strategic direction to staff; tackle the big questions that face our company; regularly review the organization’s financial statements and approve the annual budget; attend Downstage’s productions and events; and cultivate relationships to support the organization as advocates, donors, and volunteers.

Orientation and training are provided to make sure Directors are comfortable and knowledgeable in their role; previous board experience is certainly an asset and preferred but not required. The typical term of service is three years.

Right now, we’re especially interested in volunteers with skillsets in marketing, communications, arts practice, arts management, finance and human resources but are open to volunteers with other backgrounds as well.

Intrigued? Visit to learn more about us, then submit a completed Board Application Form (available at, along with your resume and a brief statement of interest to  Artistic Director Clare Preuss at

Feel free to send us questions beforehand, too.

Our Recruitment Committee will follow up with all applications received. Thank you!