Recruiting New Board Members For The Revue
by Revue Team
Board of Directors - Revue Film Society
The Revue Film Society, a not-for-profit corporation, is recruiting two new Directors, one for a two-year term and one for a three-year term.
Application Deadline: June 11th, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Position Type: Unpaid Volunteer Position
Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per month
Region: ON – Metro Toronto Area
Location: 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
The Revue Film Society is a not-for-profit corporation that operates the Revue Cinema. We are more than a cinema, we are striving to be a cultural hub bringing together diverse cinema-loving communities.
As a community cinema, the Revue actively seeks out new program opportunities and partnerships.
While second-run movies are our bread and butter, we are increasingly becoming both a film and event venue, attracting audiences from across the city. Our aim is to have the cinema utilized by a greater number of groups and organizations and enable a wider variety of arts, cultural, musical and educational presentations. We are a unique not-for-profit cinema in the city of Toronto.
More than a cinema – cultivating community through film, artistic, and cultural experiences in the historic Revue Cinema.
Connecting community through film, arts and culture.
Projecting Every Possibility.
Our key strategies for 2016-19 are to
1. Execute excellent cinematic, artistic and cultural experiences
2. Increase financial resources and maintain financial stability
3. Improve operational efficiency
4. Inspire community connections and supportive partnerships
Volunteer Direction Position Description:
The Directors of the Revue Film Society are dedicated to our mission to cultivate community through film, artistic, and cultural experiences. Serving on the Revue Film Society Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the not-for-profit sector and supporting an innovative, community cinema.
The Board is expected to represent the Revue Film Society to the community and to advocate for Revue Film Society mission, programs, and services, as appropriate. The Board is expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary to achieve the Society’s mission.
Directors will bring expertise and a skill set that can assist the Revue Film Society to achieve its vision and mission, such as industry knowledge, fundraising, community relations, marketing, sales, financial management, administration and governance.
Directors are expected to attend monthly Board meetings and to chair and/or sit on at least one board committee as well as to do volunteer work, such as support events and other operational tasks.
The monthly time commitment is approximately ten hours a month, which includes a combination of preparing for and attending a monthly Board meeting and committee meetings, attending an annual retreat, and hands-on volunteer work (e.g., researching, writing, hosting, building maintenance).
To be eligible to serve as Board Member, you must:
- be a minimum of 18 years old
- be a member of the Revue Film Society
(interested applicants may become a member at the time of recruitment)
Preference will be given to applicants aged 21 to 40 and to individuals from equity-seeking groups who self-identify as being a member from racialized or ethnic community.
We are seeking hard-working, community-minded, collaborative individuals who are dedicated to our mandate.
The Board is seeking applicants with experience in the following areas:
- Fundraising (grant proposals, donor relations, campaigns and drives)
- Volunteer management
- Not-for-profit and charitable law
Additionally, the following are considered assets:
- Experience on a volunteer board or committee
- Financial management experience (ability to read financial statements, stats and data related to our operations)
- Strong networks and community connections
- Industry knowledge (film and events)
As an organization that supports equal opportunity, we encourage applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. The Revue Film Society is also committed to developing inclusive and accessible volunteer practices and work environments. If contacted in regards to this opportunity, please advise our Screening Committee of the accommodation measures needed to enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Any information provided relating to accommodation measures will be addressed in confidence.
How to Apply
Please email your resume and a cover letter (see below for instructions) to:
Chair - Governance Committee
Revue Film Society
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 11th @ 11:59 p.m.
We would like to thank all interested candidates for your application.
Instructions for cover letter:
Please address the following questions in your cover letter.
Handwritten or typed letters are acceptable.
- Why are you interested in joining the Revue Film Society Board of Directors?
- Please highlight the skills and areas of knowledge that you would bring to the Board, particularly in fundraising, volunteer management and/or not-for-profit law.
- Please feel welcome to disclose if you are a member of an equity-seeking group and/or member of an ethnic or racialized community. Be assured that any information you share with us will remain confidential.
- Describe your previous volunteer experience or community involvement.
- Describe your experience participating on a committee, board, or other group decision making process.