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Board Director - Youth / Education

10-15 hours / monthly
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.

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.

The Board Director – Youth / Education reports to the Board Chair and provides leadership in the areas of education and community involvement strategies. This role provides expertise in areas of education activities and projects to further the organization’s mission, as well as building strategic relationships with organizations and community partners. Working closely with the Program & Production Manager, this role will guide the team to ensure the organization meets its annual education and community goals. 

•	Attend and be prepared for Board meetings to discuss key issues, and provide strategic guidance and governance on education and community involvement topics to the Board.
•	Provide guidance and coaching to the Program & Production Manager in developing and implementing appropriate theatre content, including scripts, stories, and project plans. 
•	Partner with the Program & Production Manager to prepare the annual programming 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 Programming Committee and ensure committee members understand them.
•	Co-establish the Programming Committee and populate it with qualified and passionate individuals.
•	Coach the Committee to carry out specific initiatives that supports the organization in meeting its annual education and community involvement 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.

•	Demonstrated leadership / advisory skills with coaching teams to successful outcomes in terms of education, community involvement, or related experience.
•	Excellent networking and communication skills to establish private and professional networks that recognize the benefits of investing in the organization and its mission.
•	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 that support the organization.
•	Friendly, professional demeanor and considered approachable.
•	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.

•	5 – 10 years’ experience in education, training, fine arts, or communication.
•	Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Fine Arts, or Communication.
•	Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or similar role.
•	Previous Board experience considered an asset.
•	Passionate interest in theatre and education of the fine arts in Calgary.
•	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 - Youth / Education. Please send a brief email explaining why this is an opportunity you are passionate about, as well as your resume and brief biography to To learn more about ChatterBox Theatre Society, or to donate to our cause, please visit our website at
Certification or Education Required
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Fine Arts, or Communication.
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.
  • Interview
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  • Resume
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