Toronto City Opera is looking for new board members!
If you always wanted to explore your passion for opera from the inside, this is your chance. You can be part of the team that builds on our decades long legacy, and steers Toronto City Opera forward into the post-COVID era. Like you we love opera and are determined to make it flourish in Toronto and beyond. You can learn more about our mission, artistic vision and program at this link.
We are looking for Board members who, working collaboratively with each other and with the artistic team, can contribute their skills and experience in any of the following areas:
TCO exists to perform for audiences. We are looking for capabilities that would both nurture and steward our current audience and expand it, to include not only all opera lovers in the Greater Toronto Area but also those who may be new to opera.
TCO today relies for its funding primarily on the generosity of its donors, ticket sales and chorus registration donations. We want to expand and diversify this funding, so we can both grow our programming and our support to our artists.
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial operations and reporting of the organization. The Treasurer oversees the inflow and outflow of all funds for the organization and manages our investment fund. Together with the artistic and management team the Treasurer prepares budgets and reports actuals to the board.
As a registered charity, Toronto City Opera can not compensate board members for their board work. This is a volunteer position for a 3-year term. The board meets approximately 8 times a year based on key events in the season. You will be engaged in projects commensurate with your expertise.
One of the ways directors demonstrate their commitment to Toronto City Opera is through an annual cash donation set by the board of $500, plus support of our performances and fund-raising events through ticket purchases.
Toronto City Opera is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. A copy of our Policy and Program Against Workplace Violence, Discrimination, and Harassment can be downloaded at this link.
If you are interested, have the time to contribute, and are keen to explore the wonderful world of opera, please send an email to email@example.com, indicating how you feel you can contribute and attach a resume. We look forward to hearing from you!