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Join our Board of Directors

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a not-for-profit festival with strong roots in the community. In a strong, effective governance model, strategic planning is the full responsibility of a Board of Directors. The board sets the strategy and the priorities to then enable and support the staff to operationalize the strategy on a day-to-day basis. Strategic planning is the most critical investment of time a Board can contribute to any organization.

Last year, Julie Chang and Shaheen Ali were elected as the Chair and Vice-Chair of Reel Asian’s Board of Directors, and now the festival is looking for more individuals to contribute their skills and expertise to the organization.

Primary Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • The board functions strictly on a volunteer basis.
  • Commitment to 1 term of 3-years, which can be renewed for a total of 6-years.
  • Regular attendance of monthly board meetings, whether virtual or in-person.
  • Become an annual member of the festival at any tier (lowest is $30).
  • Contribute monetary board dues to support staff appreciation events (~$100).
  • Attendance of strategic planning meetings held in 3-year planning cycles for high level clarity and alignment.
  • Utilize resources and network in the best interests of the festival.
  • We highly encourage attendance of festival’s opening and closing events, as well as participation in the events scheduled in between
  • We highly encourage attendance of at least 2 programming events year round.
  • Join at least 1 of the following committees: Governance and Nominating, Development, Finance, Programming, Marketing, Industry & Education, and Human Resources.

Seeking Expertise in:

  • Marketing
  • Not-For-Profit Governance
  • Filmmakers and Artists

To align with Reel Asian’s mandate to meaningfully diversify and be representative of our community, we are actively seeking to enhance representation on our board, particularly among individuals from West and South Asian backgrounds. We warmly invite all interested candidates to apply. Your voices are invaluable to us, and we are eager to broaden the diversity of our leadership team.

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 18th, 11:59PM EST.

For questions or additional support, please email board@reelasian.com.

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