Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups

Board Director - Marketing & Communications

10-15 hours / monthly
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BACKGROUND
ChatterBox Theatre Society has been dedicated to delivering a meaningful theatrical experience to young audiences through interaction and humour. We aim to teach children positive values and offer them support in all stages of their development. In addition, we strive to build a stronger community by encouraging public engagement and dialogue, while nurturing and promoting our local artists.

WHAT DO WE DO?
ChatterBox Theatre provides positive and interactive theatrical experiences for children in the community. Our purpose is not only to create unique and enjoyable productions, but also teach children concepts of feelings and how they influence the world around them.

Apart from the education and entertainment of our unique plays, we also offer support for the local artistic community by creating development opportunities for young performers. We also help connect the public with emerging artists, offering space for exhibitions and periodic events.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Board Director – Marketing & Communications reports to the Board Chair and provides leadership in marketing & communications strategy to achieve annual goals. This role provides expertise in branding initiatives, development of marketing plans & programs, and innovative advertising through marketing channels. They establish the Marketing & Communications Committee, and work closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager to meet marketing goals. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•	Attend and prepare for Board meetings to discuss key issues, and provide strategic guidance and governance on marketing & communications topics.
•	Provide guidance in developing and implementing creative annual strategies to attract an audience, ensuring the ‘right content goes to the right people’.
•	Partner with the Marketing & Communications Manager to prepare annual marketing budgets for approval by the Board.
•	Approve annual budgets and audit reports, as set out for the organization, and monitor the finances to ensure it supports this budget.
•	Engage in discussions around reports on the performance and budget of fundraising initiatives.
•	Participate in the financial governance and fundraising initiatives within the organization.
•	Approve policy, contracts and other recommendations received from the Board.
•	Strive to meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
•	Develop and approve the Terms of Reference of the Marketing & Communications Committee and ensure committee members understand them.
•	Coach the Committee to carry out specific initiatives that supports the organization's annual marketing goals.
•	Contribute to the development of the organization’s reputation as a leading theatrical experience provider for children and the local artistic community in Calgary and area.
•	Participate in fundraising or special events hosted by the organization or by others in the community who are supporting the organization.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
•	Demonstrated leadership skills with coaching teams to successful outcomes in marketing or communications.
•	Excellent networking and communication skills to establish private and professional networks that recognize the benefits of investing in the organization.
•	Ability and confidence in telling a compelling story about the organization.
•	Self-starter, who is motivated by achieving goals and tasks.
•	Strong work ethic and passionate commitment to advancing the mission.
•	Ability to think strategically and govern accordingly.
•	Ability to work independently while collaborating with other team members to achieve desired outcomes.
•	Friendly, professional demeanor and considered approachable by others.
•	Ability to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and opinions, while respecting others when they do the same.
•	Strong organizational and process-driven skills, with an excellent follow-through.
•	Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

QUALIFICATIONS
•	5 – 10 years’ experience in the area of marketing and/or communications.
•	Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Marketing, Communications, or Business Administration.
•	Demonstrated experience in securing marketing sponsorships from private, foundation, and/or corporate donors.
•	Experience supporting marketing & communications projects.
•	Experience working with non-profit organizations is considered an asset.
•	Previous Board experience is considered an asset.
•	Passionate interest in theatre and education of the fine arts in the Calgary community.
•	Bringing a network of potential collaborators considered an asset.
•	Legally entitled to volunteer in Canada, with the ability to meet volunteer screening requirements (e.g. criminal check, including a vulnerable sector verification).
Additional Details & Skills Required
We encourage interested and qualified candidates to apply to this volunteer position as the Board Director - Marketing & Communications. Please send a brief email explaining why this is an opportunity you are passionate about, as well as your resume and brief biography to contact@chatterboxtheatresociety.com. To learn more about ChatterBox Theatre Society, or to donate to our cause, please visit our website at www.chatterboxtheatresociety.com.
Certification or Education Required
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Marketing, Communications, or Business Administration.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
ChatterBox Theatre Society is a “grass roots” non-profit organization about to embark on a period of significant growth. We need your passion and expertise in shaping that for the future! Our volunteers are very committed and passionate, and help ensure successful outcomes of programs. Upon successful completion of the volunteer role or project, you can use us as a reference for your future roles. Volunteer hours may be used for maintaining your professional designation and/or program studies.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups