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    Open Call for applications :

    Art Metropole Board of Directors

    Art Metropole is currently seeking volunteers who are passionate about its mandate and history, and excited to offer leadership, expertise and fundraising support as members of the Board of Directors. Skills and experience in arts management, development, finance, legal, and human resources are particularly welcome. Board positions are 3-year terms.

    Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation and importance of conceptually based art. Founded by General Idea in 1974, Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and distribution of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative formats and emergent technologies.


    Roles and Responsibilities of AM Board Members

    The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership and ensures effective governance of the organization by developing and overseeing the vision, mission, strategic direction, and values of Art Metropole; ensuring the development of, and adherence to, policies that guide staff in organizational operations; fundraising and exercising fiduciary responsibility to ensure financial viability and sustainability.

    The Members of the Board will:

  1. Be knowledgeable about the values, mission, programs and performance of the organization.
  2. Be accountable to stakeholders (artists, members, volunteers, funders).
  3. Employ the Art Metropole staff and evaluate their performance.
  4. Monitor and evaluate organizational performance.
  5. Organize, oversee and participate in fund development activities: work with staff to identify and recruit new funders, be aware of and acknowledge the organization's key donors, participate in donor recognition and stewardship activities.
  6. Treat any information acquired in the role as a board member in a confidential and professional manner.
  7. Act as ambassadors, promoting the values and work of the organization.
  8. Roles and Responsibility of Board Members:

    + Attending ALL board meetings. Board Meetings are currently held every month. Board Members must read the material provided before each meeting (minutes, agenda), and pass on any items to be added to the agenda to the Secretary in a timely manner. Board members who miss three consecutive board meetings shall be deemed to have resigned from office.

    + Board members are asked to sit on at least one committee. Time commitment to said committees may fluctuate between approximately 5-15 hours/month. Committees currently include Finance, Fundraising, Facilities, HR and Executive, with subcommittees where needed.

    + All members are required to actively participate in fundraising.

    + Members are expected to attend or participate in at least four events a year.

    + All members are required to prepare for and attend the Annual General Meeting.

    Please send a short email outlining your interest in Art Metropole and the skills and experience you would bring to the Board, along with a current CV, to board@artmetropole.com. Please include “Board application” in the subject line.