Secretary, Board of Directors - Odyssey Theatre
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Board Leadership, Entertainment, Governance (Boards, Committees), Special events and festivals
Organization types: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Public/Society Benefit
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: February 11, 2023
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Are you interested and passionate about the arts? Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community? Want to network and meet new people, apply your talents in new ways and develop new skills?

We are looking for creative and dynamic people to join our Board of Directors and help Ottawa’s award-winning premiere professional summer theatre achieve its exciting artistic plans. We offer a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment and welcome people of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences as we seek to reflect the diversity of our community.

Board of Directors – Secretary
As an incorporated non-profit charity, our Board of Directors plays a critical leadership role in helping Odyssey achieve its artistic mandate. Board members are asked to attend approximately 10 meetings per year, and to join a committee or get involved with a specific Board project. Members can expect a time commitment of 6-10 hours per month.

We are seeking a new member that wants to make a difference as a Secretary to the Board of Directors. You will work with the Chair and Artistic Director to help create board agendas, record minutes of meetings, keep official records, plan board retreats and participate in Board discussions and decisions.

About Odyssey Theatre
We introduced open-air theatre to Ottawa in 1986. For 37 years, we have been enchanting audiences with our Theatre Under the Stars by the banks of the Rideau River in Strathcona Park. Odyssey’s award-winning productions are renowned for their highly skilled performances and imaginative staging featuring masks and physical movement. We present exciting theatre online, such as our new podcast series of audio dramas reaching audiences around the world. The Theatre supports creators of new works, provides training for artists and youth, and engages diverse communities underserved by the arts.

How to Apply:
For more information, please visit our web site at:
Please send us an email outlining your interests along with an up-to-date resume to [email protected] and a Board member will be in touch!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT? You will enhance your interest and learning in the performing arts and different forms of theatre. You will have the opportunity to attend performances, rehearsals, workshops of new plays and other events and to interact with professional theatre artists. You will meet new people as part of a committed team working in a positive environment to assist local artists to create new and innovative award winning theatre that is unique in Canada. Most of all, you are looking for satisfaction in making a contribution to the vibrancy and health of the local community and assisting a successful and respected arts organization to build a national and international profile for its work.
How will the organization benefit?
Board members are critical to our success. Board members represent the community in ensuring the proper governance of Odyssey Theatre as a non-profit, charitable organization. They help the company set broad policy and provide valuable skills and advice to the Artistic Director and General Manager. Board members help build community support and public awareness of our work and raise the funding and resources needed to create and perform our unique form of theatre.
Volunteer location:
2 Daly Avenue ottawa, ON. K1N 7Z6


John Forster
@Odyssey Theatre
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Board Leadership, Entertainment, Governance (Boards, Committees), Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, LGBTQI2+, Men, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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