Volunteer Board Director Posting

The Alberta Music Education Foundation (AMEF) is a registered charity whose mission is to promote the advancement of music education in Alberta through participation and/or sponsorship. We are seeking an individual for our volunteer Board of Directors to fulfill the role of Director.

Authority and Responsibilities: As a member of the Board, the Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the Foundation. The Director is accountable to the Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the Director to:

  • Attend all meetings of the Foundation. Board meetings are held once per month
  • Undertake appropriate committee work
  • Promote the interests of the Foundation
  • Volunteer at AMEF events including fundraising and programs
  • Experience or interest in fund-development is a definite asset


  • Knowledge of board governance and/or experience serving on a non-profit board is an asset
  • A background and/or expertise in music education and/or performance is a definite asset but not required. Must be a supporter of the arts
  • All the requirements of Board membership


The Director is elected at the Annual General meeting but may also be appointed by the board during the year and ratified at the next AGM. The Director position is a two (2) year term with the option of extending the term by one year if desirable, or until his/her successor is elected and installed. No Director or Officer may serve in the same capacity for more than two consecutive terms, i.e. 6 years maximum.


General Duties:

  • Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received from the Board, its standing committees and staff
  • Monitor all Board policies
  • Review the bylaws and policy manual, and recommend bylaw changes to the membership
  • Review the Board's structure, approve changes, and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
  • Participate in the development of AMEF's organizational plan and annual review
  • Approve AMEF's budget
  • Approve the hiring and release of the executive director, including the executive director's employment contract, based on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee
  • Support and participate in evaluation of the executive director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, staff members, and community to enhance AMEF's mission
  • Recruit members (general and Board) with Past President and Chair


  • Attend monthly regularly scheduled meetings of the Board and the Annual General Meeting. Board meetings are generally held on weekends.
  • Volunteer at fundraising events (both at our casino which is held every 18-24 months in Calgary and other events as needed)
  • Attend special events whenever possible
  • Undertake appropriate committee work
  • Promote the interests of the Foundation
  • A commitment of a two year term, eligible for extension of one year or renewal for another two-year term to a maximum of six years, in accordance with by-laws
  • All Board members must hold an individual AMEF membership throughout the duration of their term

For more information or to apply, please contact AMEF's Executive Director, Crystal Krips at info@amef.ca