Board Member - President

(Oakville Chamber Orchestra)

Position ID: V-HVC0173 Last Full Update: 09 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Oakville Chamber Orchestra (OCO) is seeking Volunteer Board members who wish to make a difference enriching the cultural life of our community of Oakville. The ideal candidate meshes leadership and excellent strategic and organizational skills with a love of the arts.  
The OCO provides a subscription series of chamber music concerts with a focus on featuring talented young musicians from the GTA, selected via our annual Youth Concerto Competition. Our community initiatives also feature free concerts in partnership with the Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Community Foundation in regards their Community Classrooms project, seniors, particularly those with dementia in partnership with Acclaim Health and others. This youth and seniors focus will continue to expand in the coming years.
ContactEphraim Fernandez, Director Marketing, Oakville Chamber Orchestra; Phone: 647-988-3939; Email:
DutiesThe candidate would initially serve as a Director-at-Large or with a specific portfolio, with a groomed path towards the elected position of President. The candidate must have a commitment to, and develop a clear understanding of the mission of the organization. He/she must have 5 to 8 hours per week for his/her primary duties as this groomed path allows him/her to become familiar with the strategic direction and the strengths of the organization. 
The duties include:  
- Developing a vision and strategic direction for the organization with a plan to achieve healthy growth 
- Serving as a spokesperson for the organization  
- Developing and maintaining relationships with new sponsors and advertisers  
- Management and governance of the organization  
- Developing agendas, chairing Board meetings, and organizing the annual general meeting  
- Ensuring the monitoring and evaluating of the quality of collective and individual Board member performance  
- Ensuring timely and effective performance of organizational functions necessary for the maintenance of not-for-profit charitable organization tax related status. 
- Ensuring the Board is meeting its obligations in relation to effective: 
• organizational planning 
• efficient and prudent financial management 
• resource development and fundraising 
• relationships with the community 
• management of human resources  
• management of responsive, quality programming
More Info
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestBoard of Directors ; Committees ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions ; Music & Performing Arts ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing ; The ideal candidate's skills include:  
-Strategic and critical thinking 
- Keen understanding of market, arts organizations, product development 
- Writing skills to prepare proposals for board consideration and assist in creation of grant applications and AGM reports 
- Strong collaborative communication skills that bring out maximum productivity from fellow volunteer team members who are aligned to the organization's common mission
Commitment LengthLong Term - 2 years elected term
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours5 / Week
Dates and TimesSunday: Afternoon 
OCO holds 6-8 Board meetings per year, typically a week night
SeasonsYear Round
LocationGenerally meet at Oakville Town Hall
Number of PositionsOakville: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; The ideal candidate will have had management positions and is comfortable with a collaborative approach
TransportationCar required
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 03 Sep 2019
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Organization NameOakville Chamber Orchestra
Office Phone905-483-6787
Address & Map
St Simon's Church (rehearsal location)
1450 Litchfield Rd
Oakville, ON L6H 5P4
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Mailing Addressc/o Oakville Chamber Orchestra 
PO Box 76036 
1500 Upper Middle Rd W 
Oakville, ON L6M 3H5