Each summer, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival kicks off the season as thousands of music fans devour the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, pop, rock, hip hop, folk, country, and world music across the city. Saskatoon comes alive and plays host to both local and world class artists with a program that spans as many genres as it does continents.

The inaugural Jazz Festival was presented in 1987, and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Inc. (the “SJF”) was created in 1992. The SJF operates as a non-profit corporation and registered charity. It is governed by a board of directors and employs permanent and part-time staff. It reports to its sole member, the Saskatoon Jazz Society. The presentation of the annual Jazz Festival is also enabled by a skilled team of local service providers and a volunteer base of over 300 community members.

The SJF is currently recruiting skilled and energetic people to serve on our board of directors and to contribute to the oversight of our vibrant, growing and dynamic organization. If you are passionate about the SJF’s mission and serving your community, apply now! 

 

ABOUT YOU

Though not an exhaustive list, the SJF is particularly interested in hearing from individuals with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship & Philanthropy
  • Grant Writing
  • Festivals and the Music Industry

 

What other skills and values make for an effective SJF Board Member?

  • Passion for live music and the community
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Fiscal literacy and responsibility
  • Integrity, professionalism, and respectfulness
  • Creativity and innovative approaches to community engagement
  • Emotional intelligence and communication abilities
  • Long term strategic vision

The SJF also wishes to reflect the diversity of our community, individuals who identify as Indigenous, refugee/immigrant, people of colour, LGBTQ2S+, non- binary, and/or people with a disability, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

ABOUT THE COMMITMENT

SJF board members can serve for a maximum of 3 consecutive 3-year terms and, during those terms, may have the opportunity to further serve as part of our executive.

Board meetings are held once a month and committee meetings are held as required. It is expected that directors (i) attend board meetings and contribute to one or two board committees, (ii) remain informed and think actively about SJF policies, programs and services, (iii) represent and advocate for the SJF’s best interests, (iv) attend our annual Festival, and (v) commit to the principles of the pursuit of excellence and continual improvement.

During the Festival, it is expected that SJF board members are present and visible with an eye towards continual improvement of the festival experience and enhancement of the festival’s relationship with our community and stakeholders.

 

ABOUT THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

To submit an expression of interest or for further information, please contact Avery Vold (Governance Committee) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include “Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Board – Expression of Interest” in your subject line. Feel free to describe your most memorable festival experience in the body of your cover letter.

Our Governance Committee will begin reviewing submissions by February 29, 2024 and successful candidates will be contacted for further discussion following that review. Please contact us if you require any accommodations or supports for the submission process.