Call for Board of Directors – Torbay History House and Museum

The Torbay History House and Museum (THHM) will serve as a welcoming beacon to the Town of Torbay and become the cornerstone to the development of the tourism potential for the Town as well as the Region.

Torbay History House and Museum Cooperation, overseen by a Board of Directors (the Board) has overall responsibility for the philosophies and operations of the Torbay History House and Museum.

The Town of Torbay is currently seeking to fill all Board member positions to establish the THHM Board of Directors for Torbay Museum Cooperation.

Board Position Summary

The Board of Director Positions are volunteer based and will work in a collaborative environment to provide oversite and direction to the THHM Museum Manager for the daily operations of THHM. The Board will be comprised of arts/museum/tourism administrators, cultural and historical researchers, and other professionals who contribute experience in, but not limited to, fundraising, financial management, human resources, administration, event planning, technical expertise, risk management, curation.

The Board will meet once per month for the first one year of establishment. The schedule thereafter for meetings will be evaluated and determined at the AGM. The Board will establish sub-committees as needed to support their mandate.

The Board is guided by a Board Management Agreement, Lease Agreement, and/or other by-laws, guidelines, and governing documents and policies necessary and required to fulfil their mandate

Benefits

Serving on the Board provides its Directors the opportunity to:

  • Connect with dedicated professionals
  • Build relationships and develop networks
  • Better understand board governance
  • Have fun achieving goals
  • Gain an understanding of what is required to create a sustainable body e.g. financials, policies, best practices
  • Learn more about the History of Torbay and surrounding Region
  • Learn best practices of other Museums and heritage interpretative sites
  • Serve and connect with the members, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Have your voice heard in making positive changes that may impact your community
  • Grow your leadership skills and/or advance your career by building experience for your resume
  • Gain expertise on complex issues that are integral to business and the economy
  • Develop skills that you may not acquire at your job

Eligibility

  • Interested persons must be at least 19 years of age to fulfil a Board of Director Position.
  • Interested persons under the age of 19 can apply for the Youth advisory Board position.
  • Must be a resident of the North East Avalon Region of NL and Labrador; Preference will be given to residents of Torbay if the required skills and expertise is met.

Term

  • Board Terms are for a period of either 2 or 3 years and will be re-assigned at the AGM that follows the 2- or 3-year term. The Youth Advisory Board Position(s) can be structured as 1-year terms to support skill development.

Board Composition

  • The THHM Board of Directors will consist of a minimum of 7 and maximum of 11 members.
  • The Board will be comprised of 1 (one) Chair Person/President, 1 (one) Vise-Chair Person/President Elect, 1 (one) Secretary, 1(one) Treasurer, and a maximum of 7 Directors at large.
    The Board will host a non-voting position for a youth representative in an advisory role that will provide valuable input into board decisions and encourage leadership development in young people.
  • The Board itself is also the Executive Committee.
  • Every effort will be made to seek out representatives that display and identify background, skills, knowledge and expertise needed to complement a well rounded fully functioning Board.
  • The Board will play a critical role in creating an atmosphere that supports and invests in diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • The Town of Torbay will appoint a Municipal liaison as a non-voting member, to the Board.

Board Reference Materials (To be provided by Town of Torbay upon Board establishment)

  • Board of Directors Management Agreement.
  • THHM Lease Agreement.
  • Other Documents as deemed necessary/relevant in establishing the Board.

How to Submit
The Town of Torbay encourages people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Interested persons can submit their expression of interest in the form of a cover letter and resume to;

The Town of Torbay
C/O N.Dawn Chaplin, CAO
DChaplin@Torbay.ca
1288 Torbay Road,
Torbay, NL
A1K 1K4

Questions can be directed to the Town’s Economic Development and Tourism Officer, Deanne Lawrence at Dlawrence@Torbay.ca or 437-6532, ext 230

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