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Join Our Team! Call for YRAC Board Members

Join Our Team! Call for YRAC Board Members

05 February 2016  

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Interested in being part of an entrepreneurial team? Love arts, culture and tourism? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our Board of Directors. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for emerging or established professionals with an interest in arts, culture and/or tourism. We are specifically seeking individuals who offer knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following areas: marketing, HR, strategic planning, fundraising, project management and governance.

Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Attend monthly Board Meetings (Board members are asked to commit to attending at least 8 out of the 10 scheduled meetings each year. Meetings generally take place on the last Monday evening of each month in Aurora).
  • Provide support for Board and/or Staff initiatives as needed (attending events, preparing/reviewing materials, providing expertise, etc.).
  • An overall time commitment of approximately 4-8 hours monthly for a minimum 2 year term.

Assets for this position include:

  • Some experience with nonprofits
  • An interest in the arts/tourism
  • Familiarity with York Region
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • The time and enthusiasm to help YRAC continue to grow!

Founded in 2010, the York Region Arts Council is currently in an exciting process of restructuring and rebranding to become York Region Arts, Culture & Tourism (YRACT). This change in name, mandate, and activities reflects the changing arts and culture landscape in York Region and allows YRACT to better serve its stakeholders, while remaining a registered charity. Currently, YRACT operates through three main pillars: 1) The York Region Arts Network (programs and services for artists and arts organizations); 2) YorkScene/York Region Tourism (marketing and information promoting cultural attractions and experiences); and 3) The York Region Festival Alliance (programs and services connecting arts festivals and cultural celebrations).

Interested persons are asked to submit a cover letter as an expression of interest as well as a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the Call for Board Treasurer PDF or the Open Call for Board Members PDF


The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.


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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788