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BOARD OVERVIEW

Term: (As of August 2016 AGM): up to two consecutive 2-year terms, August to July.

Composition: (As of August 2016 AGM): Up to 12 Directors, elected by members or appointed at AGM (August). Interim directors may be appointed by the Board on a year-round basis, per KAC Bylaws.
Executive Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer

Directors at Large: Oversee specific areas of the organization via work on Board Committees (e.g. HR; Marketing & Membership; Fundraising) and program working groups (Art in the Park, Art Exposed, etc.). Each Director is actively involved in at least 1 Committee.
Board Meetings are chaired by the President, or VP in case of President’s absence.

Current Vacancies (February 2020): Up to 3 Director positions are open and may be filled by the existing Board at its discretion.

Collective Board Skills Required: Finance, fundraising, management, business skills, non-profit/charity governance, organizational development, legal, knowledge of the arts community, marketing, communications, member/stakeholder engagement, human resource management.

Current Board Needs:
• fundraising experience or skills
• financial skills – budgeting, reporting, etc.
• human resources management
• volunteer and member engagement
• business/operations management
• non-profit governance experience
• communications and marketing
• public / media relations and strategic messaging

Demographics:
• The majority of our current directors are Kamloops-area artists, of all disciplines and from a variety of backgrounds.
• We strive to diversify the Board through a range of ethnicities, ages, genders, and backgrounds, accurately representing the population of Kamloops.

Pre-Election Candidate Orientation: An in-person or telephone meeting with candidates, or a group orientation session, may be held to further describe the position, answer questions, and assist the Board and the candidate with assessment of fit between the candidate and a KAC Director role. Members of the current KAC Board will set this up after applications have been received.

Orientation Resources: Board Reference Manual, website www.kamloopsarts.ca, and current Board Directors.

Regular Board Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every other month, 6:30-8pm. Please ensure you are generally available to meet at this time. Location: Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops.

Time Commitment: Board Directors spend a minimum of 5-8 hours per month on KAC work, including preparation for and attending Board meetings, corresponding by email and voting in electronic motions, fulfilling Action Items from Board meetings, and taking an active role in at least one Board Committee. Committees generally meet on a monthly basis. Leading up to major events, Board members may be required to participate in additional meetings / volunteer additional time. Special Board meetings may occasionally be called outside of the regularly scheduled meetings, to address specific or timely material.

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7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4

Hours

Tues to Fri, 10-12 & 1-5;
Saturday 10-12 & 1-4

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at facilities@kamloops.ca or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council