Call for Nominations: Ottawa Fringe Festival Board of Directors

Deadline for Nominations: Ongoing until December 13, 2019
Positions Available: Treasurer


The Ottawa Fringe Festival is seeking nominations to our volunteer board of directors for the position of Treasurer. 

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • Determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Managing Director
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the Ottawa Fringe Festival

Responsibilities of a board member

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to achieve the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s mission
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • Participate fully in one or more committees

Responsibilities of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall ensure that the Producer records full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the Corporation in proper books of account and shall ensure the deposit of monies or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in a chartered bank, trust company or credit union. 

The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors at the regular meetings thereof or whenever required. The Treasurer shall provide an account of all transactions and of the financial position of the Corporation in conformity with the Corporations Act of Ontario, and shall perform such other duties as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate would be a CPA and have experience in one or more of the following areas: arts and culture, nonprofit governance, diversity and inclusion, communications, human resources, financial oversight, law, or fundraising.

As a member of the board of the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you will gain leadership and networking experience with a nonprofit board. In particular, there are opportunities to gain experience in finance, human resources, fundraising, communications and strategic planning.

About the Ottawa Fringe Festival

The Ottawa Fringe Festival provides all performing artists, both emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their work – regardless of content, form or style – within an environment that is as affordable and accessible as possible to the members of the community. The Ottawa Fringe Festival’s mission is to empower audiences and to encourage artists to take risks, pursue their visions and develop their skills.

The organization produces two festivals: the Ottawa Fringe Festival and the undercurrents festival. Since 2013, Ottawa Fringe has also been managing Arts Court Theatre and other studio and rehearsal spaces in the historic building.


Nominated candidates will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in January. Board members are elected for two-year terms. Meetings are usually in the evenings at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave) and are conducted in English.

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is committed to ensuring that the composition of its board reflects, as much as possible, the diversity of the community that we serve. We have set a goal to increase the diversity of our board and the representation of people with disabilities.

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is also committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for our festival’s audiences, volunteers, artists, and staff. Read our full anti-harassment policy.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to

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