Join Our Board of Directors!
ABOUT THE DISABILITY COLLECTIVE
The Disability Collective is a not-for-profit organization and community of disabled artists dedicated to celebrating and showcasing disability in the arts. TDC strives to de-stigmatize disability and challenge perceptions of disability through promoting disabled artists in a variety of forms, including live performances, virtual showcases, visual art shows, readings, and more.
ROLE OF THE BOARD
The Disability Collective is seeking Board of Directors members who will bring dedication and vision into our organization. We are seeking individuals who are familiar with disability arts. Possessing one or more of the following qualifications is considered an asset: financial expertise, fundraising, donor relations, strategic planning, marketing, and/or human resources knowledge.
Although The Disability Collective is based in Toronto, we welcome board members from across Canada. The Disability Collective is looking for Board members who identify as disabled to join our disability-led organization.
Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to attend quarterly meetings (four per year) and commit to serving a two-year term. In addition to adhering to Board governance and overseeing the finances of the organization, ideal candidates will also help develop and implement strategies that will generate revenue, attract new audiences, and build the organization’s profile.
Commitments of each Board member include:
Regular attendance at Board meetings and our Annual General Meeting.
A commitment to participate actively in priority work as it arises.
Staying informed on Board matters, which includes preparing in advance for meetings, and reviewing and commenting on minutes and reports.
Building a collaborative working relationship with other Board members that contributes to the organization’s success.
Familiarizing yourself and staying informed about the programming activities of the organization, of the arts community in Toronto, and of the disability arts community across Canada and beyond.
Participation in fundraising for the organization.
Board members cannot be financially compensated for their work or be involved as an artist with The Disability Collective while being on the Board.
As a disability-led organization, we want to remove any and all barriers and strive to meet all access needs! For access support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work together with our Board members to ensure their access needs are met.
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to join a passionate and access-forward organization with a dedication to creating opportunities and space for disabled artists, please send a letter of introduction as well as a resume to Nathan Sartore, Managing Director, at email@example.com. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 21 at 11:59 PM EDT. Potential candidates for The Disability Collective Board will be interviewed by The Disability Collective team.
The Disability Collective is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community, and will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of any ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, country of origin, citizenship status, language, physical and mental ability, size, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or any other characteristics that make our communities and individuals unique. We recognize that disability has a compounded impact on those at the intersection of other marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous, and 2LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour, women and femmes, fat people, religious minorities, and more.
We look forward to reviewing your application! Thank you for your interest.