Position: Director on the Musicworks Board of Directors (Volunteer Position)
 
Who We Are
Musicworks inspires, connects, and broadens a global community of people with “curious ears,” who want to discover and better understand diverse and venturesome Canadian artists, practices, and ideas in music and sound through reading, following, listening to, or participating in Musicworks content.
 
Musicworks publishes a 64-page triannual print magazine and companion CD. It is the only curated and professionally edited Canadian source of in-depth writing on artists, new work, and emerging ideas in experimental music and sound art. Founded in 1978, the magazine is valued by both longtime and new readers for its unique yet wide-reaching scope. Many Canadian artists and groups discussed in the magazine are supported by granting organizations, yet rarely receive in-depth media attention beyond local outlets. By commissioning accessible, literary writing by veteran and emerging professional writers who are informed and enthusiastic about their subjects, Musicworks brings fresh eyes and ears to the work of these artists.
 
The Opportunity
Musicworks is seeking up to three (3) new directors to join our board. Musicworks’ board is comprised of up to 10 individuals and is a stewardship/governance board. As a member of the board, you will provide strategic support and financial oversight to Musicworks. You will act as advisor and ambassador, bringing your particular expertise and insight to the organization and representing Musicworks to your network and the wider community.
We particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in arts media, fundraising, event planning or financial oversight .
 
The Responsibilities
•         Attend all Board meetings, as well as attend, support and be informed about organization’s mission, services, policies and programs.
•         Keep current with the issues: review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings.
•         Serve on committees, attending meetings as required and offer to take on special assignments.
•         Make a personal financial contribution to the organization and/or fundraise.
•         Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements, mission, by-laws, mandate and strategic plan.
 
What We’re Looking For
•         Passionate, committed individuals with a strong interest in Canadian artistic practice of all kinds.
•         Individuals with the skills and dedication to help Musicworks secure both artistic and financial stability and engage a new generation of readers, writers, and artists.
 
Time Requirement
5-10 hrs/month until the end of the committed term
 
Location of Board Meetings
TBA, Toronto, Ontario
 
To Apply
Please send a short statement indicate your interest in the (max. one page) and your resume to the Musicworks Board [email protected]. Please also contact Musicworks at 416 977- 3546 if you have any questions.
 
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.