Invitation to join our Board of Directors

Date: Nov 16, 2021

W.P. Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) is inviting people with a passion for puppetry, the arts and community issues, such as mental health, education, climate action, diversity and inclusion to join our Board of Directors.

There are fun opportunities for hands-on participation and also advisory roles in programming, marketing or governance. We ask for a monthly time commitment of approximately 4-6 hours. Preferred Board term is 3 years.

Specifically, we ask our Board members to serve and/or lead sub-committees that are working on:

  • Governance Guidelines and Training manual development
  • Event planning – i.e.: Puppet Power conferences
  • Budget and Finance review
  • Sponsorship and Donation research and implementation
  • Strategic planning
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility organization change training program

Our mandate to use the power of puppetry to impact positive social change. Our practice is ‘Applied Puppetry’. We recently adopted the phrase "Courage Journey" to describe our programming that supports mental health and wellness - which is of particular concern in these challenging times.

Additional Details & Skills Required

  • A broad network of business/community connections would be an asset
  • Regular attendance at Board meetings and fully informed on WPTS operations
  • A genuine interest in doing impactful work in the arts community in Calgary, supporting and advocating for the work of WPTS
  • Technical ease with Zoom, Google docs, and other platforms as they come up.
  • Our Board of Directors is the legal authority for W.P. Puppet Theatre Society. Members act in a position of trust for the community, and oversees the effective governance of the organization

Certification or Education Required

Police Information check is required IF you are going to work with our audiences. We will pay for this.

If we are meeting in person all Covid health advisories will be followed, including mandatory double vaccination.

Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?

  • Opportunity to use your skills to impact positive social change
  • Hands-on volunteer opportunities
  • Connect with other like-minded individuals
  • Board level experience in a Charitable Not for Profit Organization
  • Everyone's ideas are valued.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility

We are committed to policies and practices that support the purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of: racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational status. Board candidates who bring perspectives from equity seeking communities are valued.

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge that we are based in Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina Nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and tell us why you are interested in joining to admin@wppuppet.com.

In order to ensure a good fit for both of us, our recruitment process includes a CV review, a phone/Zoom call with other board members and one meeting as a guest member. After initial conversations, training is typically on the spot. Questions welcome!

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