Call for New Board Members

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Call for New Board Members

October 10, 2022

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is currently seeking applications from those interested in serving on our volunteer Board of Directors. 

Now in its 75th season, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra continues their mission of connecting the people of Windsor and Essex County through the power and passion of music.

The WSO prides itself on creativity and collaborations. The WSO has achieved its recent successes through its ability to adapt to the ever-changing world and how those changes effect the arts and music culture in Windsor Essex, Ontario. The WSO builds relationships and connections through collaborations with musicians, artists, and composers, locally and internationally, the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Art Windsor Essex, multiple levels of government, granting agencies and other vital arts and culture stakeholders.

The WSO provides opportunities for volunteers appointed to the Board of Directors or Members of Standing and Ad hoc Committees.

The volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, governance, establishes policy, and exercises stewardship over the operations and financial performance of the WSO. Our leadership team is imaginative, innovative, and highly effective.

The Board is looking specifically for individuals with the following interests and skill sets:

  • Experience in the Arts Industry
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Public Policy and Government Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Finance & Accounting (CPA)
  • Law
  • Resource Development
  • Capital Projects

Directors are expected to:

Prepare for, attend, and participate in 9 board meetings per year, one of which is the Annual General Meeting. Serve on at least one committee and participate actively in the work of the committee and its meetings; include the WSO as a top three personal philanthropic priority; and be an active proponent and supporter for the WSO.

The WSO Board encourages Directors to engage in all activities of the organization, including its performances, benefit activities, and donor/patron support.

Directors are elected at the AGM of the Windsor Symphony Society, which is held annually at the end of October. The term of office is two years, renewable consecutively once for a total of six years. To be eligible for election, individuals must meet the Bylaws requirements, which typically include an annual subscription or donation in an amount of not less than $250.00. If this requirement is prohibitive for an otherwise qualified and successful candidate, the Board would consider making alternative arrangements to satisfy the requirements of the Bylaws.

To apply for a board position or appointment to a board committee, please submit an expression of your interest, and a description of your professional experience which may be in the form of a CV or resume to by November 18, 2022. Written, audio, or video submissions will all be accepted.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed.

For additional information, please contact: Executive Director, Sheila Wisdom, at