Call for Board Members

Posted on May 26th, 2022
by Nocturne

Searching for ways to get involved in the local arts community? Look no further!

Nocturne is currently seeking new board members to fill important positions on our Board of Directors. Being on the Board of Directors for an arts organization is a very rewarding experience. Now, more than ever, it is important to bring us together and support artists and their work. The Nocturne Board of Directors is a great opportunity to learn about governance, the local arts scene, and non-profit leadership, and we welcome interested applicants at all stages in their careers.

Roles we are currently seeking applications for (click to see individual calls):

While each board position has different responsibilities, as a member of the Board of Directors, the duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attendance of monthly evening board meetings and committee meetings. We have been meeting virtually, but we are starting to meet in-person occasionally.
  • Meet and liaise with community partners and sponsors.
  • Contribute to both short-term and long-term strategic planning.
  • General support in the management of the event and organization, including acting as a resource for other board members, committee members, and other volunteers as needed.
  • Undergo additional training, when available, to further develop your role (e.g. anti-oppression training, governance training, etc.).
  • Help form policies and procedures for the ongoing betterment, growth, and sustainability of the festival and our organization.
  • The time commitment varies per role and time of year, but approximately 4-5 hours are required per month (with less in the winter months and slightly more in the months leading up to the event).

Nocturne has a long history of relying on the skills of individuals from their work/daily life to help inform the roles they take on the board. We are interested in hearing from any candidate that feels their skills would be put to good use by the organization.


Please apply by emailing [email protected] with your CV and a *brief* statement of intent. Just give us a couple of sentences about why you are interested - nothing too formal. If written applications are not your thing, it is also an option to request a meeting to tell us about why you would make a great board member.

Nocturne’s core values include creative & artistic excellence, professionalism, inclusion & diversity, collaboration & teamwork, sustainability, and innovation. Nocturne recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job and volunteer opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme, or any other community that is important to their identity. Your lived experience is just as important as your learned experience, and Nocturne looks forward to welcoming members from the many communities that exist here in Mi'kma'ki.