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Position description: 

The Richmond Music School is the largest and oldest non-profit music school in Richmond dedicated to high standards in teaching music, in both private and class settings. It enjoys a leadership position throughout Greater Vancouver for its many student performances and innovative programs. The Richmond Music School is a registered charity and the Canadian representative of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), a music examination board based in London, UK, and is the receipient of the 2020 City of Richmond Arts Education Award. 

The School is governed by the Board of Directors with 6 volunteer members. The Board oversees the operation of the school and is responsible for its policies and directions.

The Richmond Music School is currently seeking for passionate individuals to join its Board of Directors. The Board membership term is one year for Members at Large and two years for Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary), with possible renewal. Board members are appointed at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in September of each year.


  • Members at Large (2 positions)

Members of the Board work together to set the direction for the organization of the Richmond Music School and set its policies. As a member of the Board, each member assists in developing the governance policy and for deciding what the Richmond Music School will seek to accomplish as an organization. Some responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to: Providing Guidance and Direction to the school operations; Establishing the standards of organizational conduct that guide the work, decisions and actions of the Board members, staff and other volunteers; Overseeing the organization’s management, administration and operation to ensure that it functions well and meets the Board’s expectations; and Gaining good knowledge of the needs, interests, concerns and expectations of the members and other stakeholders, who have entrusted the Board to govern, and working to satisfy those needs and expectations.


Due to COVID-19, the Board meets every third Thursday at 7:30 pm of each month through Zoom tele-conference for about 1.5-2 hours. We will return to in-person board meeting when situation permits. 

Expected time commitment is about 8-12 hours per month, but may vary according to the school events or other on-going initiatives.


We welcome candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Executive Management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Project management 

This is a great opportunity for those who would like to apply their expertise in a non-profit organization or for the emerging professionals who would like to develop their skills and gain experience through volunteer work. If you enjoy working as a part of a team and have good communication and interpersonal skills, let us know about you!

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

For more information about this and other volunteer opportunities available at The Richmond Music School contact us at:

The Richmond Music School
11371 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC
Tel: 604-272-5227

How to apply: 
Please submit your resume in confidence to the email address provided. Please specify the Board position you are applying to.
Contact person: 
Ginna Ng
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
Education & Research
Family & Children
To provide the highest quality and affordable music education to students of all ages through private and group lessons in both practical and theoretical domains, and to enrich the lives of students, teachers, the community and society.
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Board Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
25 Nov 2020
Time Committment:
12 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekend
Work location:
Richmond Music School
11371 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC
Last Updated: October 11, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: January 9, 2021