Volunteer: Theatre Wakefield seeking Board of Directors

Theatre Wakefield is seeking individuals with strong qualities to fill positions on its Board of Directors and committees. We welcome people from the lower Gatineau area and Gatineau-Ottawa with an interest in supporting the cultural development and cultural economy of West Quebec.

Especially, we hope to find persons with skills in areas of marketing & promotion, volunteer management, financial management, production and governance. Performing Arts Management experience would be most welcome. Bilinguisme serait un atout.

We are a very successful company with a lot of great projects. We just need more people to help sustain and direct our programs and as a non-profit, our leadership is largely volunteer. More and more, as funding allows, we, as other such groups in the area, are beginning to hire project managers on a part-time basis and they need guidance.

Based in Wakefield, we have several projects throughout the year:

  • The Wakefield Players – our community troupe with 2 excellent shows per year
  • New Works Project – providing free dramaturgy for area playwrights, leading to presentations and workshops with TW and professional artists
  • DocFest – eight years of the best of documentary films
  • The TaDa! Festival (coming up the 1st weekend of September!) – a weekend multi-arts festival as part of Quebec”s English Language Arts Network’s Arts Alive!
  • Heritage animation Projects
  • Touring Professional shows – including the River Trilogy by Ian Tamblyn
  • Theatre Wakefield Presents – importing shows from outside the area

Of special note, we are currently embarking on an ambitious project with Patrimoine Canada/Heritage Canada, to create an Arts and Culture Touring Network for the Outaouais region. This will enable arts groups to find a market for their shows locally and will encourage more professional touring shows from outside through access to a variety of venues.

Anyone with passion, skills and a willingness to put in a few hours each month is encouraged to contact us as soon as possible as we have our AGM coming on 04 Oct 2018 and would like to present a slate of new leaders at that time. Please contact us at [email protected].