Calgary Folk Club (Volunteer and Succession Director)

Organization Name: Calgary Folk Club
Opportunity Title: Volunteer and Succession Director
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 17, 2023
End Date: September 21, 2025

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Volunteer and Succession Director: The Volunteer Succession Director is responsible for ensuring the on-going viability of the Club by collecting both organizational history and processes from current Board Members and Volunteers and into systematic, accessible documents to be used for training new volunteers, and developing role manuals for training skilled backups for all key positions. Human Resources or Project Management experience would be an asset, but not required. Exceptional organizational and clear writing skills are needed, and the ability to observe, record and delineate positions. Position is expected to work with all volunteer areas and likely spend additional time shadowing the General Manager. Strategic Goals Addressed: To identify and train the next generation of Volunteers and Board Directors to ensure the continued success of the Calgary Folk Club To capture the wisdom we have, and expand to make the Club even better Approx. time commitment per month in addition to Board Meeting: 10 hours, composed of 3 hours x 2 Club nights (arrive early) plus 4 hours/month to write-up, follow up     Are you committed to bringing terrific folk music to a Calgary audience? Passionate about providing live music in an intimate setting at an affordable price? Have time and skills to contribute to the Calgary Folk Club? If so, we would love to connect. Send a message to We have a passionate, committed and well-functioning 8-member Board of Directors. At our recent Strategic Planning Session, we identified the need to expand our Board to 11 members. We meet one evening per month for 1.5 hours online. Each position has additional hours required to complete tasks specific to that role. There are no term limits to Calgary Folk Club Board Membership, although we would appreciate a minimum of a 2-year commitment to establish continuity with our initiatives.

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