Call for Board Directors of VIVO Media Arts Centre

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024

VIVO Board Member Nomination:

Position Details and Outline

With gratitude to the outgoing directors, VIVO Media Arts Centre seeks candidates to join the Board of Directors for a 2024-2026 term. We believe in a Board of Directors that reflects the composition of our staff and the communities we work with, so our priorities are individuals who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, People of Colour, and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. This volunteer opportunity is for anyone interested in independent media arts, community resource-sharing, and artist-run cultures. The Board of Directors governs VIVO's policies and actions. Board members are expected to contribute 5-8 volunteer hours per month, depending on committee or executive roles (primarily online meetings).

Please read this page for information about:

  • What VIVO does
  • The role of a VIVO Board Director
  • How to submit your application
  • Who we are looking for

What does VIVO do?

Formed in 1973, VIVO Media Arts Centre (incorporated as Satellite Video Exchange Society) is a steward of critical history and an agent for emergent experimental media arts practices. VIVO plays a unique role in facilitating and fostering artistic practices in the region. VIVO builds engaged audiences through workshops, production support, distribution, artist residencies, performances and exhibitions, and curatorial and archival research. We are also the caretakers of a substantial repository of media art history. We are dedicated to nurturing past, present and future media arts discourses and communities through equitable and public access to resources for preservation, production and dissemination.

With Indigenous sovereignty as a guiding value, VIVO Media Arts Centre is located on the stolen, sacred and ancestral land of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people.

What is the role of a VIVO Board member?

  • advance the mission of the Satellite Video Exchange Society/VIVO Media Arts Centre
  • hold a fiduciary responsibility to the Society's members to comply with all legal requirements of a non-profit and charitable society
  • participate in Board Committees to conduct work, research and offer recommendations to the Board                        
  • contribute to the evaluation of Board composition and Committee work on an annual basis

How do I become a VIVO Board member?

  1. Please complete the Application Form before midnight on April 12, 2024. We will not share your contact information.
  2. Please send in an updated CV via the Application Form or call 604.872.8337 ext 1 if you would prefer to communicate your experience verbally before midnight on April 12, 2024.
  3. You are asked to be available for a 20 to 30-minute phone or video call between April 22 and 26. During this call, we will reach out to shortlisted candidates to discuss any remaining details and inquiries we have regarding your nomination for the Board. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions before the next board meeting and the onboarding process.

Who are we looking for?

VIVO seeks people with skills and experiences relevant to business/non-profit financial planning, law, fundraising, and Board secretarial duties. We welcome individuals with non-conventional and/or non-formal experiences. This means:

  • You do NOT need to have any particular formal training.
  • Your lived and living experiences and perspectives are valued.

Not sure if you qualify? Apply anyway! You might be surprised by how relevant your experience is and how valuable your perspective is!

VIVO values the contributions of members of marginalized and underrepresented communities to our organization. We encourage applications from individuals who identify among or belong to communities of Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+ non-binary/gender non-conforming people, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, and migrant and working-class people. We also understand that applicants may experience several of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience.

Required qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for fostering media arts communities
  • Commitment to fostering anti-oppressive and social justice values and practices

Board Secretary skills required:

  • Meeting/Committee coordination skills, including scheduling, agenda preparation, facilitation, minute-taking


Venue accessibility information is here.

If you have specific questions about the accessibility of our online or physical spaces or any aspect of the Board application process, please email or call 604.872.8337 ext. 1.

To submit your candidacy, fill out the Application Form and Questionnaire.