The Free Will Players Theatre Guild Board of Directors Search

Interested in live theatre? 

Want to be part of a summer Festival organization?

Apply to join The Free Will Players Theatre Guild Board of Directors

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many unforeseen challenges for not for profit theatre companies in Edmonton, but the strength and commitment of Free Will Players Board of Directors and management, and the continued support of our donors, granting bodies and sponsors, have allowed us to continue planning for our Freewill Shakespeare Festival in 2021.

Perhaps now is the time when you would like to exercise your business skills and love of live theatre and give back to the community? 

Free Will Players Board of Directors is seeking your expertise to help build and strengthen the mandate of FWP: making Shakespeare accessible and affordable to the Edmonton community regardless of age, ability, education or income.  


FWP is a professional award-winning theatre company operating under the aegis of Equity and the ITA and providing contemporary, innovative productions of William Shakespeare’s plays. We are actively pursuing initiatives to reflect the diverse community which we serve. We are also looking at creating a mentorship program and even diversifying our play offerings. We receive grants from all three levels of government and rely on our sponsors, donors and volunteers to help us create entertaining theatre in the summer. 


The Board of Directors works with our Managing Director and Artistic Director to oversee the development of the strategic plan and serve on several different committees. The board members are fully informed on organizational matters and participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy. 

Skills we are seeking:

  • Senior management experience leading people, strategy, and transformative change

  • Finance and accounting experience, along with a CPA designation

  • Human resources or labour relations experience

  • Legal experience, ideally in the areas of media regulation and/or contracts

  • Fund development or donor relations experience

  • Marketing background for not for profit 

  • Strong governance experience in a corporate or not-for-profit environment

  • Board experience as a committee member and/or chair 


Attributes you possess:

  • A demonstrated commitment to actively promote the vision, mission, and values, of The Free Will Players Theatre Guild.

  • Willingness and time available to participate in board, committee meetings and activities

  • Critical and creative thinkers

  • The board is looking for diverse voices and perspectives that represent a diversity of ethnicity, gender, ability, and age.


  • 18 years of age or older

  • Enthusiasm for theatre


Please include the following in your application:

Cover Letter:

  • Briefly tell us why you’re applying to serve on the FWP Board of Directors, and what contribution you can make to our dedicated team.

A resume highlighting your experience and qualifications including:

  • Business/work/volunteer experience that aligns with any of the areas of expertise we are seeking.

  • Previous board experience

  • Previous community and/or volunteer activities


Please submit your cover letter and resumé to This posting will be active until suitable candidates are found. We will arrange interviews at a time mutually agreeable to the candidate and the nominating committee members. 

Thank you for your application, and good luck.

Collected information will only be used by The Free Will Players Theatre Guild to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose.

This is governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (AB).


If you have any questions on the collection and use of this information, please contact FWP.

The Free Will Players Theatre Guild is a non-profit society, incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta, for the continued support and enhancement of the activities of The Free Will Players Theatre Guild.

CURRENT BOARD - 2021-2022

Chair: Catherine Jevic

Vice Chair:  Jodie Kachkar
Secretary: Jodie Kachkar

Treasurer: Tram Le
Co-Treasurer: Mary-Ellen Perley 

Artistic Associates: 

Nadien Chu,

Troy O’Donnell,

Molly Pearson

Directors at Large: 

Gil Miciak 

Mary-Ellen Perley

Ex officio:
Nikola Tonn ~ Managing Director


Committees: Fundraising, Sponsorship, Governance, Nomination, Strategic Planning, Diversity and Inclusion