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The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is seeking enthusiastic and engaged candidates to join its 12-member Board of Directors.  The Board’s main focus is on the long term strategic direction, sustainability and financial performance of Canada’s flagship choral organization.

We are looking for directors who will share the following attributes with our current members:

  • knowledge about and/or experience with the performing arts sector;
  • an expressed or demonstrated commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of the TMC;
  • ability to think strategically and engage in sound, collaborative decision-making processes;
  • the commitment to act with independence of mind, and in the best interests of the organization as a whole;
  • dedication of time required of a director. Knowledge about and/or past experience with non-profit boards is valued.

To fill the current vacancies, we are particularly looking for candidates who have:

  • proven leadership skills, including strong interpersonal and facilitation skills,
  • an understanding or, and experience with, good financial management and reporting practices
  • financial acumen, and/or
  • an appreciation of the kind and level of financial information needed at a board level to support decision making

Roles and responsibilities:

  • oversee the development of financial policies
  • assist in preparation of the annual budget and its presentation to the board for review
  • ensure that organization maintains the appropriate financial books and records
  • ensure that excess funds and reserves are properly held and invested
  • assist the Executive Director and the board chair with the development and presentation of the annual report
  • ensure that internal control policies and procedures are maintained
  • advises on policies and procedures for the investment of surplus cash
  • helps keep the board informed of important financial events, trends, and issues relevant to the organization

Time commitment : Approximately 5 hours/month (board meetings, meetings with ED, committee meetings. Time may increase slightly during budget and audit periods).

Committee membership: Finance committee

As one of Canada’s largest choral organizations, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances. Since its founding in 1894, the Choir has been dedicated to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.  In addition to 20 performances a year, our education and outreach activities contribute to the development of professional and amateur choral musicians including:  welcoming young singers to the Choir through our Apprentice program, offering a series of choral workshops for amateur singers, and supporting the development of emerging choral conductors and composers. The Choir’s Board and Management have recently implemented a class-leading program called Creating a Safe Creative Space, and are currently conducting a two-year process to select and engage a new Artistic Director to lead us into the future.

The TMC is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from minority groups members and persons with disabilities.

If you have a passion for classical music performance and education, and would like to lend your expertise and experience to Canada’s champion of choral music, please contact Anna Kajtar,  Executive Director at (416) 598-0422, ext 222 or manager@tmchoir.org before January 7th, 2020.

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is seeking enthusiastic and engaged candidates to join its 12-member Board of Directors.  The Board’s main focus is on the long term strategic direction, sustainability and financial performance of Canada’s flagship choral organization.

We are looking for directors who will share the following attributes with our current members:

  • knowledge about and/or experience with the performing arts sector;
  • an expressed or demonstrated commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of the TMC;
  • ability to think strategically and engage in sound, collaborative decision-making processes;
  • the commitment to act with independence of mind, and in the best interests of the organization as a whole;
  • dedication of time required of a director. Knowledge about and/or past experience with non-profit boards is valued.

Directors are also expected to possess and demonstrate a genuine interest in advancing the mission of the TMC:

  • Attend all board meetings, retreats and special events
  • Appropriately prepare by reading and analyzing materials in advance.
  • Engage at meetings by contributing expertise (management, financial, legal, etc.)
  • Own priorities and work on tasks between meetings
  • Provide leadership to sub-committees or working groups according to your interests and expertise.
  • Attend and purchase tickets for TMC subscription performances and be willing to act as ambassador for TMC guests.
  • Make an annual personal financial gift according to your means. This will be explored and agreed to in a personal meeting between the Board Chair/ Executive Director and each Director.
  • Help with fundraising efforts in whatever way is most appropriate. This will be explored and agreed to in a personal meeting between the Board Chair/ Executive Director and each Director.
  • Serve as an ambassador between the organization and the community
  • Learn enough about the organization to portray it accurately.
  • Fulfill commitments on time.

What Board members can expect from the TMC organization.

  • Clear and reasonable expectations.
  • Consistent, timely communication from the Executive Director and other staff.
  • Access to any information needed about the organization.
  • Training, encouragement and strategic advice to carry out tasks.
  • Respect for the time, views, and talents you offer to the Board.

The TMC is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from minority groups members and persons with disabilities.

If you have a passion for classical music performance and education, and would like to lend your expertise and experience to Canada’s champion of choral music, please contact Anna Kajtar,  Executive Director at (416) 598-0422, ext 222 or manager@tmchoir.org before January 7th, 2020.

The TMC is conducting an international search for a new Artistic Director. Visit the Artistic Director Search page for all of the details about the search and how to apply.