Board Recruitment

Are we a good Fit for You?

The Academy Theatre for Performing Arts is a busy cultural centre, operated as a non-profit organization. Presenting incredible concerts, community productions and providing a venue for local schools and organizations, the Academy relies upon rental income and is strongly supported by the generosity of donations from the public. With guidance from a dedicated Board of Directors, the Academy has a Manager and Administrative Staff who welcome up to 20,000 visitors a year to this grand old building.

Do You Support Our Mission?

The Academy Theatre Foundation supports a distinct theatre to provide a stable environment for the continued growth and development of all the disciplines of the performing arts. We strive to present a diverse annual program, provide opportunities for community groups to affordably access a professional theatre and to remain viable as a rental venue.

Vision, Mission and Goals

The Corporation provides a performing arts space for our community and communities of interest throughout the region. We are a home for local amateur artists developing their talents and a host for professional acts from around the country. We see ourselves as an anchor in Lindsay Ontario’s downtown and part of its continuing revitalization. We are part of a broader cultural landscape in the City of Kawartha Lakes and an important segment of the creative economy. 

Mission Statement

The Corporation supports a unique and distinct theatre to provide a stable environment for the continued growth and development of all the disciplines of the performing arts. We strive to present a diverse annual program, provide opportunities for community groups to affordably access a professional theatre and to remain viable as a rental venue.

Values/Goals

To cultivate and communicate an environment of possibilities, igniting a passion for the performing arts;

To provide a venue that allows performing arts to grow and stimulate creative and economic activity in the community; 

To foster success in the creation, presentation and development of local performing artists and organizations, with a specific opportunity for youth and young performers; and

Create access for all performers across all segments of our community to be part of the programming mix at the Corporation. 

Our Approach

Employing a robust Skills Matrix, the Foundation seeks to expand its Board membership with a  thoughtful composition as it relates to skill sets, leadership styles and diversity of thought and background. We understand the leadership needs of the Foundation and are seeking out board leaders who can bring the expertise, passion and external leadership that we need both now and into the future.

Our current priorities include the following skillsets, experiences, and areas of interest:

Finance — Working with the Treasurer, set long-range financial goals along with funding strategies to achieve them; develop multi-year operating budgets that integrate strategic plan objectives and initiatives.

Legal — has a legal background; preferably knowledge of the Ontario Corporations Act and Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (when in force). 

Fundraising and Sponsorship — Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s Fundraising Strategy; identify and implement methods to raise funds for our organization

Facilities — building operations and maintenance; healthy and safety standards and procedures.

TO APPLY – Please send a letter of intent to Mike Piggott, Chair, ℅ mgr@academytheatre.ca, with expression of interest and a resume. The nominating committee will review all applications and conduct interviews with selected good-fit applicants.

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