Call for Applications – OCCBoard of Directors 2019-2020


We are seeking energetic individuals from Choir parents and the larger Ottawa community to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors for the upcoming 2019-2020 Choir year.

The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Ottawa Children’s Choir, planning strategies and developing policies, programs and activities to achieve its mission and its mandate to enrich artistically the lives of our choristers, their families and the community.

The Nominating Committee reviews the structure, composition and balance of skills and experience of the Board each year, and seeks qualified candidates for nomination to attain a Board that is reflective of the community it serves. We are particularly interested in people with skills or experience in the following areas:

  • Not-for-profit corporate governance
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer coordination

As a Board member you must be willing to commit a minimum of 8 to 10 hours each month to serve the Board, depending on your assigned role.  Members of the Board must attend all Board meetings, occasional choir rehearsals, the OCC’s two self-presented concerts each year and the Annual General Meeting.

The overall responsibilities of the Board include:

  • ensuring that the organization is operated according to the laws and within the framework of its mission, while safeguarding the organization’s assets;
  • ensuring proper management of the organization;
  • securing appropriate funding to carry out the activities of the organization;
  • bringing the experience and varied perspectives of the organization’s constituencies to the Board.

The Board of Directors, in accordance with the Bylaws, consists of up to thirteen Directors, of whom at least three and up to six must be the parents or guardians of a Chorister Member. Directors will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to serve for one- or two-year terms. The term of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors commences on July 2, 2019. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Children’s Choir, please e-mail [email protected] with the subject line ‘Board of Directors.’ Attach a short statement of interest and resume to your e-mail. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if it has been shortlisted. Applications for the 2019-2020 Ottawa Children’s Choir Board of Directors must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019.