Governing Board Member Responsibilities

Time Commitment

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Board meetings are held once a month (plus an annual AGM) for 2-3 hours. Each board member is also expected to serve on a committee that would generally meet quarterly for 2-3 hours. In addition, board members may be required to produce one of the eight shows in their 2-year term (all main stage shows must have an active board member as producer). Producing a show takes significant time and energy as the producer is responsible for the financial, technical, and artistic teams and commitments for their production. Expect to spend several hours a week for a three month period as a producer, plus daily commitments to the show during production week (the week leading to opening night). Board members are expected to work front of house for at least one performance of each of eight main stage shows in their two year term, and volunteer for at least one main stage show in a full-time capacity (sets, costumes, lighting, sound, direction, music direction, etc) per year. Finally, board members are asked to attend 4-6 special events throughout their two year term. 

Please note, regardless of reason, a director on the governing board will be removed from active duty after missing three regularly scheduled board meetings in one calendar year. If the board changes a regularly scheduled meeting date, board members who must send regrets for the new meeting date are not held responsible. Board meeting dates will be set before the AGM and you will be able to put all dates into your personal calendar well in advance.

Responsibilities of directors on the governing board should be treated like a job. If you would rather volunteer than govern with Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, please click here for a volunteer application, otherwise continue to the bottom of this page to apply to be a director on the board!

 

Typical Board Member Responsibilities

Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.

Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate on-going financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission. 

Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place. 

Enhance the organization's public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community. 

Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance. 

Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

 

Each director on the governing board will be responsible to oversee and participate in one of the following departments:

  • Artistic Department

  • Assets Department

  • Communication Department

  • Development Department (Grants and Fundraising)

  • Education Department

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