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Volunteer (Edmonton): Board Member Posting – WWPT

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Volunteer (Edmonton): Board Member Posting – WWPT


Volunteer as a Board Member
Title: General Board Member
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

If you’re curious about what happens behind the curtain— this might be the opportunity for you!
Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre (WWPT) is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre dedicated to the development, production, promotion, and presentation of new Canadian playwrights and their plays, and to the education of the public in playwriting skills. Celebrating its 40th year, WWPT has been considered one of the most outstanding new play companies across the country. We have produced over 100 plays and over seventy world premieres of some of Canada’s finest playwrights.

As a Board Member, you will assist the organization with policy creation, financial oversight, fundraising and overall strategic direction. You will review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board and provide governance, financial oversight and support to the Artistic Director and General Manager. We are actively recruiting for our Executive Team (Chair, Vice President, Treasurer). If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the arts and wider Edmonton communities, this is the opportunity for you!

Desired Skills: We’re looking for professionals who are passionate about the arts, theatre, playwrights and having positive social impact. Skills or experience in any of the following areas would be considered assets but are not required to apply: Finance and Accounting, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing, and Board Governance.

Commitment: Successful candidates will be required to attend board meetings on a monthly basis as well as any additional committee meetings. Board meetings are typically held monthly on the last Tuesday of every second month (a minimum of 6 meetings per year). Board Members are expected to serve on a minimum of one committee. Board members are asked to serve a minimum two year commitment. Estimated monthly time commitment is 5-10 hours a month.

How to Apply: Applications sent via email are preferred. Please include a resume and letter of interest saved as one file. Please submit all applications to jgamez@weirbowen.com.

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