VIVO Board Member Nomination:
Position Details and Outline
With gratitude to the outgoing directors, VIVO Media Arts Centre is seeking 4 people to join the Board of Directors for a 2022-2024 term. This is a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in independent media arts, community resource-sharing, and artist-run cultures. The Board of Directors governs the policies and actions of VIVO. Board members are expected to contribute 5-8 volunteer hours per month, depending on committee or executive roles.
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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 as well as curatorial and archival research. We are also the caretakers of a significant and 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 territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
What is the role of a VIVO Board member?
How do I become a VIVO Board member?
Who are we looking for?
VIVO is currently seeking people with skills and experience relevant to venue operational capacity and accessibility, business planning, digital capacity building, and Board secretarial duties. We welcome individuals with non-conventional and/or non-formal experiences. This means:
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 that members of marginalized and underrepresented communities bring to our organization. We encourage applications from, among others, 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, migrant and working class experience. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience.
Board Secretary skills required:
A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.
Door: 33 inch width inward swinging, without automation. Toilet: 11 inch clearance on left side. The washroom has a handrail.
If you have specific questions relating to the accessibility of our online or physical spaces or any aspect of the Board application process, please email email@example.com or call 604.872.8337 ext 4.
To submit your candidacy, fill out the Application Form and Questionnaire.