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Call for Members of the Board: Massey Theatre Society

By Erin Jeffery In Uncategorized August 12, 2021

Vision   THE MASSEY THEATRE SOCIETY is a catalyst for a vibrant, expressive community and a stage where any dream is possible.

Mission   We are committed to nurturing and supporting the performing arts with respect & integrity.

Established in 1983 as a venue based arts organization, the Society now operates two theatres and a 35,000 square foot arts complex formerly components of New Westminster Secondary School. The historic Massey Theatre (est. 1949) is a 1,260 seat proscenium theatre within the complex at the corner of Eighth and Eighth in uptown New Westminster. The MTS also programs and operates the Anvil Centre Theatre (est. 2014) on behalf of the City of New Westminster. Anvil Centre Theatre is a 360 seat, flexible, contemporary theatre within the multi-functional Anvil Centre on Columbia Street in downtown New Westminster.

The past five years have brought significant growth in venue activities, organizational capacity and program development. The organization is a significant generator of artistic and community programs. It holds a long term lease of the Massey Theatre and Complex and a programming and operating service agreement at the Anvil Centre Theatre.  MTS is poised to grow and increase its impact.

WHAT WE NEED
We are looking for skilled and committed individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors. Specifically we are interested in individuals with one or more of the following characteristics:

  • A PASSION FOR THE ARTS
  • AN UNDERSTANDING AND INTEREST IN THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • EXPERIENCE WITH CAPITAL FUNDRAISING OR WITH A MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECT
  • AN INTEREST AND UNDERSTANDING IN STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OR FINANCIAL PLANNING
  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF AND COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

THE MASSEY THEATRE SOCIETY contributes to artistic and cultural activity in a number of dynamic ways –by presenting professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and multidisciplinary performances, and also by serving the community through a variety of cultural development and participation-based arts and culture and social programs. A number of ancillary spaces and services are available to expand and enhance the programming available and increase participation.

The Massey Theatre Society programming and facility operations are carried out by a diversified team of respected arts professionals with the volunteer Board taking a Governance role to support the long term preservation and stewardship of the artistic facilities and relevance of programs in support of artists, the arts and its community service mandate. The next two years will see advancement in a long awaited capital renewal and expansion into the Massey Theatre and complex.

We endeavor to develop a diverse Board reflective of the full spectrum of heritages, ages, abilities and gender identities present in the community.  If you are interested please contact Jessica Schneider at jessica@masseytheatre.com with a resume and cover letter. Applications are due by September 24, 2021.