Secretary - Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Governance (Boards, Committees), Writing
Organization types: Arts
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
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Are you interested and passionate about the arts? Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community? Want to network and meet new people, apply your talents in new ways and develop new skills?

We are looking for creative and dynamic people to join our Board of Directors and help Ottawa’s award-winning premiere professional summer theatre achieve its exciting artistic plans. We offer a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage people of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences as we seek to reflect the diversity of our community.

Board of Directors
As an incorporated non-profit charity, Odyssey’s Board of Directors plays a critical leadership role in helping the company achieve its artistic mandate. Board members are asked to attend approximately 10 meetings per year, and to join a committee or get involved with a specific Board project.

We are seeking a Secretary for our Board that plays a critical role in the governance of the Theatre by working with the Chair to plan Board meetings, develop agendas, prepare accurate minutes of decisions, distribute meeting materials and maintain records.

We are also seeking Board members that want to make a difference and have an interest in areas such as:
• Marketing and promotion; and,
• Fundraising and building partnerships with the private sector;

About Odyssey Theatre
We introduced open-air theatre to Ottawa in 1986. For 36 years, we have been enchanting audiences with our Theatre Under the Stars by the banks of the Rideau River in Strathcona Park. Odyssey’s award-winning productions are renowned for their highly skilled performances and imaginative staging featuring masks and physical movement. The Theatre also supports creators of new works, provides training for artists and youth, engages diverse communities underserved by the arts and has launched an exciting online theatre series.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will enhance your interest and learning in the performing arts and different forms of theatre. You will have the opportunity to attend performances, rehearsals, workshops of new plays and other events and to interact with professional theatre artists. You will meet new people as part of a committed team working in a positive environment to assist local artists to create new and innovative award winning theatre that is unique in Canada. Most of all, you are looking for satisfaction in making a contribution to the vibrancy and health of the local community and assisting a successful and respected arts organization to build a national and international profile for its work.
How will the organization benefit?
Board members are critical to our success. Board members represent the community in ensuring the proper governance of Odyssey Theatre as a non-profit, charitable organization. They help the company set broad policy and provide valuable skills and advice to the Artistic Director and General Manager. Board members help build community support and public awareness of our work and raise the resources needed to create and perform.
Volunteer location:
2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON. K1N 6E2. And online.


John Forster
@Odyssey Theatre
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Governance (Boards, Committees), Writing
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Seniors, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Suitable for community service hours
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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