Art Matters Festival: Paid opportunity: Art Matters seeks Chair for its Board of Directors



DEADLINE IS October 14th at midnight

About Art Matters

Art Matters is Concordia’s Fine Arts festival that has created platforms for undergraduate artists studying at the university since 2000. Taking place in March every year, Art Matters hosts exhibitions and events across Montreal. Art Matters is looking to hire a Chair of our Board of Directors to sit on the Board as a non-voting member and facilitate meetings.



-Candidates must be registered undergraduate students at Concordia University, with International Students remaining eligible.

-Candidates must possess experience with or extensive knowledge of the Art Matters Festival.

-Candidates must be able to dedicate approximately 15 hrs/month from October 2021-May 2022.

Compensation and Support

-the BoD Chair is paid in two equal instalments over the contract’s duration, in a projected total of a $600 honorarium.

-the BoD Chair is offered an email address and ongoing communication with the festival’s coordinating team.

-the BoD Chair will be invited to participate in workshops, events, and training with other team members.


- the contract of this position extends from October 2021-May 2022.

-the BoD Chair will facilitate all BoD meetings. This includes scheduling the meeting, creating an agenda for each BoD meeting and sending all relevant documents to all BoD members.

-the BoD Chair will become familiar with Art Matters Festival Bylaws and Policy Handbook and provide their knowledge of these governing documents at all Board of Directors meetings.

-the BoD Chair will sit on the BoD as a non-voting member and act as a moderator to efficiently lead BoD discussions and votes. The Chair will call all BoD meetings to order as well as adjourn all BoD meetings.

-the BoD Chair will manage the Art Matters BoD email account.

-the BoD Chair will conduct an annual revision of Art Matters’ Bylaws, Policy, and Coordinator Contracts and Coordinator evaluations.

How to apply

Please attach the following documents in PDF format prior to
midnight October 14th to an email application sent to Subject line should state “BoD Chair Application.”

1. COVER LETTER: approximately one-page outlining interest in respective position, experience and knowledge relevant to position, and any experience relevant to Art Matters. Please include whether you are available October 19th - 21st for an interview.

2. CV: a CV outlining work experience.

-All candidates, whether to be interviewed or not, will be contacted prior to October 21th after their applications have been reviewed by the festival coordinators

-Art Matters recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to Art Matters in their cover letter. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for Employment Equity.

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