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Board of Directors: Volunteer

Call for Board Applications

Who We Are

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is situated on the ancestral lands and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the traditional territory of the Mississauga Nation.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is a vibrant and engaging art gallery dedicated to sharing and protecting the stories of our communities through art, shared authority, education, and engagement. The Gallery is a meeting place for exploration and experimentation, a place where art, artists, and the community come together in conversation.

What We Do

As the governing body for the RMG, the Board of Directors sets policy, exercises oversight and provides strategic direction. Terms are voluntary positions for a period of three years with the option to renew for one additional term.

We are currently in the process of devising our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, which will build on the strategic directions and priorities of our current plan. 

We believe our diversity, equity and inclusivity practice is essential to achieving our goals.

Board meetings take place six times a year, plus additional time serving actively on one of our committees (Acquisitions, Finance & Investment, Governance & Nominations, or Fundraising), and acting as an ambassador for the gallery. You can anticipate contributing approximately 4 – 6 hours per month, as well as strategic planning sessions and regular communications. You must be a member of the RMG or willing to join.

Who We Need

We are currently looking for members to join the Board who:

  • support the RMG actively working towards equity in our community through art;
  • believe that artists are essential navigators of our complex times;
  • want to work towards seeing Oshawa and Durham flourish through arts and culture; and
  • bring a diversity of experience, cultures and backgrounds.

We are particularly looking for folks with experience in accounting, audit, finance, investment, and fundraising.

The RMG is actively seeking applications from qualified candidates who are representative of the diversity of our community, and have the skills and knowledge to productively engage with our communities. As part of the application process, we encourage applicants to complete the optional demographic survey and/or self-identify within your cover letter.  We welcome those from racialized communities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities.  To foster inclusion, the RMG has a comprehensive Board orientation and mentorship structure for new Board members.

We are committed to recruiting based on merit and to removing barriers to participation. Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

To Apply

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact Lauren Gould, CEO, at [email protected]

Please complete the application below, including your CV and a brief cover letter.