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Create Kids Fest is recruiting Board Volunteers responsible for the governance of the organization, planning and executing activities throughout the year, strategic planning, financial oversight, and policy development. About Create Kids Fest “Folk festivals are organized by folk artists and fans. Jazz festivals are organized by jazz artists and fans. So naturally kids and their fans should organize Create Kids Fest!” -Mandy Morris, Founder and Artistic Director Create Kids Fest hosted it’s inaugural festival in 2019, presenting over 20 artists and art organizations, across 2 venues to the Calgary Community. Family friendly, fuss-friendly, accessible and multi-generational, the initial success of the festival sparked the creation of a non-profit society governed by a volunteer Board to expand our reach into the Calgary community. Create Values • To create, develop and implement arts festivals for kids and families in Calgary. • To ensure that the festivals and programs put on by Create allow children to experience the arts in a comfortable environment. • Strive to provide art experiences that are accessible for all children in Calgary. • To provide educational experiences for younger generations to learn about event production and art creation to develop a life-long appreciation of the arts. • Develop opportunities for intergenerational community building, cultural awareness and emotional intelligence through art experiences. Treasurer Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Maintain and prepare all required financial statements in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. • Report the Balance Sheet and Income Statement quarterly to board members. • Manage all bank accounts and ensure the transactions are appropriate to the approved expenses. Deposit all moneys, be the primary bank account contact and signing authority. • Ensure gaming accounts are in accordance with AGLC expectations. • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations. • Pay all expenses as designed and ensure suppliers are reimbursed in a timely manner. • Ensure financial statements are audited by a jointly approved and qualified auditor, once per year. • Prepare and present audited year-end financial reports for Annual General Meeting. • The Treasurer must be a member of the Executive Committee. • Provide the Board with financial management advice for the long and short-term feasibility of the organization. Qualifications: • Previous Financial/Accounting experience (treasurer on another board, accountant, etc.)
The Treasurer can expect to attend a monthly Board Meeting, approximately 2 hours long, in addition to 2 hours per week volunteering for the organization.
Previous financial and accounting experience is needed in this position.
Create Kids Fest is a brand new and exciting festival with a unique approach to programming and intergenerational connection. There is ample opportunity to directly influence policy and process, as well as provide financial guidance. Your contribution to the Board of Directors and organization as a whole would directly and positively impact the entire youth and arts community of Calgary.