February 16, 2018
The ArtStarts Board operates as a governing body and concentrates on developing and monitoring goals, plans and policies. It focuses primarily on external factors and the future rather than internal operations and the past. We regularly assess our performance and effectiveness as a board and have an active board development plan. This approach ultimately supports ArtStarts to successfully deliver its mandate of promoting art and creativity among British Columbia's young people.
ArtStarts Board Members look at their responsibility through three lenses: strategic (setting priorities and monitoring performance), generative (big picture questions and thinking) and fiduciary (stewardship of assets and accountability).
ArtStarts is committed to ensuring our Board reflects the communities we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented, including culture, ethnicity, gender, age, geography and area(s) of expertise.
We are currently seeking to fill more than one opening on our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate(s) will have previous Board experience, and bring professional expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Candidates must reside in British Columbia. We particularly welcome applications from those based outside of the Lower Mainland.
Deliverables / Duties
Board meetings typically take place monthly, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, on the second Thursday of each month. Directors are expected to read all materials in advance and come prepared to contribute to the discussion. Directors can attend in person or join by conference call. Three times per year the Board meets in person (on a Friday night and Saturday from 9am to 3pm): typically in January, May and October. ArtStarts reimburses travel expenses for out-of-town members to attend.
Board members are also expected to serve on a committee, which involves attending approximately 4 to 6 meetings per year and working on deliverables between meetings.
The approximate time commitment is 5 to 10 hours per month.
Required attributes of ArtStarts board members include:
How to Apply
Please apply with a cover letter and resume to: ArtStarts Governance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
To strengthen your cover letter, please outline how your skills and experience clearly match our requirements, and also address the following two questions:
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
Mission and Vision
ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. ArtStarts Board Members look at their responsibility through three lenses: Strategic (setting priorities and monitoring performance), Generative (big picture questions and big picture thinking) and Fiduciary (stewardship of assets and accountability).
Volunteers who contribute their time and knowledge as ArtStarts Board Members benefit from:
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