YYZ Artists’ Ooutlet Board of Directors (Volunteer Position)

We are accepting applications to join YYZ Artists’ Outlet’s Board of Directors! We hope you consider joining our small community to help us steer the organization into its next forty-five years.

We are seeking to add team members to actively participate in the programming, strategic planning, fundraising, activation of social media/ digital platforms, and strategic leadership of YYZ. Our Board is composed of individuals possessing a variety of perspectives, disciplines, skills, and expertise. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our community in our composition and encourage applications from individuals of indigenous and diverse cultural heritage, LGBTQ2S+,  as well as individuals of non-binary gender identities, and with different abilities. Currently, we are particularly interested in applications from practising artists and individuals with expertise in fundraising and marketing & communications, (digital art and web-based platforms), and fiscal management.

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for YYZ Artists’ Outlet (YYZ). As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.

YYZ’s Board meets monthly or with others as needed. Estimated time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours per month, including meetings, correspondence and individual tasks that support staff on a project-by-project basis.

Board members are expected to participate in the scheduled Board and Programming Committee meetings and attend and support special events and YYZ functions. We are looking for people to be ambassadors for the organization and the artists we support. Members monitor all Board and governance policies, review the Boards structure, approve changes and prepare the necessary bylaw amendments. You don’t need to have prior experience in nonprofit management. Board and staff Participate in the development of YYZ’s annual programming and operating goals and objectives including budgeting and fundraising activities.

We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in volunteerism, have the ability to work well with others in a collegiate and kind manner, and good communication, management, delegation and follow-up skills. We need members that are committed to YYZ’s goals and mission to support artists and their work.

YYZ supports critical and experimental artistic practices through exhibitions, publishing, educational programs and the commissioning of new works. By prioritizing the agency of artists, YYZ provides a unique platform for building communities and advancement of culture. https://www.yyzartistsoutlet.org/

If you are available time to participate in Board and committee activities, have expertise in one of the areas outlined above and/or practising artists, and have knowledge of local, national, and international contemporary artistic practices, please send an expression of interest.

YYZ Artists’ Outlet Board of Directors will consider expressions of interest on an ongoing basis until three to five position(s) are filled. You can send a (250-word maximum) statement of interest with your current resume or CV to: bod@yyzartistsoutlet.org. We hope you consider this opportunity and we are looking forward to hearing from you.