Applications for Board of Directors

Join us as a Board Member

The Pumphouse Theatres, one of Calgary’s leading performing arts venues for 50 years, is seeking board members. This is a part-time commitment of 4-6 hours a month and approximately 10 meetings a year.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society Board is composed of the Executive Committee consisting of the Officers of the Society which are the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and up to 6 board members at large.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society is a leader in the arts community through the provision of affordable, professional quality rental facilities to Calgary’s performing arts companies. Pumphouse Theatres Society is committed to a diverse and representative board of directors, including a balance in gender, age and BIPOC representation. We are seeking to add 3-4 new board members this year.

As the governing 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
  • Approving, monitoring and promoting Pumphouse Theatre’s programs, services and membership

Each individual board member is expected to:

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, code of conduct, and board resolutions
  • Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Serve as active advocates and representatives of the organization
  • Assist with identifying and securing financial resources and partnerships to advance our mission
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • Participate fully in one or more committees
  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of The Pumphouse Theatres Society

Ideal board members are:

Self-directed. You work independently as well as in a team environment
A strong communicator

Passionate about Pumphouse Theatres Society values and able to see our organizations larger picture

Clear understanding of the role of governance, as dictated by our bylaws

Experienced in at least one of these areas:

  • Youth Education Programming
  • Organization Branding
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Fundraising and sponsor relationships
  • Graphic design and digital media
  • Human resources
  • Policy and Board Governance
  • Government relations
  • Financial management in either for-profit or nonprofit sector
  • Volunteer co-ordination and community outreach
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Theatrical production

To apply, please send your resume and a brief statement outlining why you would like to help the Pumphouse Theatres Society continue to be an essential part of the Calgary Community to 

Our recruitment is ongoing and applications are reviewed regularly.