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A Company of Fools

Keith Jackson
General Manager
A Company of Fools

910 Gladstone Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 6Y4

TEL: 613-863-7529


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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

A Company of Fools is Ottawa's only independent professional Shakespeare company. We are a not-for-profit corporation and a registered charity. We provide programming all year round. The mandate for the Torchlight Shakespeare series, our outdoor summer event, is to bring family-friendly 90-minute productions of the works of William Shakespeare to Ottawa City Parks and other outdoor spaces. Inspired by the rogue Elizabethan players that once entertained audiences out of doors and at the Globe theatre, we have built a reputation as a highly physical troupe doing interactive shows both indoors and out.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: A Company of Fools
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Are you passionate about arts and culture? Interested in making theatre accessible to people from all walks of life? Do you consider yourself a Fool? Then we have the role for you!

There are currently three positions available on our board of directors.

We’re seeking individuals with backgrounds in the following professional fields: Legal, Finance, Marketing and Communications, and Donor Development.

Time commitment:

Nine board meetings per calendar year from September to June

One Annual General Meeting per calendar year in April

The option of joining various committees of interest to individual members, such as: legal, marketing and communications, finance and audit, and donor development

The opportunity to volunteer at various fundraising events throughout the year
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020