Love Summerfolk? Would you like to help build upon 44 years of history and contribute to its ongoing success?

The Georgian Bay Folk Society (GBFS) is looking for several enthusiastic individuals to join the Board of Directors as volunteers with expertise in any of the following areas:

1. Finance 2. Policy and Legislation 3. Fundraising/Promotions/Marketing 4. Human Resources

"The GBFS exists to present the annual Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival, strengthening the Bruce/Grey/Owen Sound communities, and promoting musicians and artisans."

summerfolklogoEntering its 44th year, Summerfolk is a family-oriented, not-for-profit, community event that is presented by the GBFS and over 750 volunteers. With seven stages, a children's area, dance stage, licensed area, and a kids' parade, there is something for everyone. 42 volunteers crews, local and international performers, one-of-a-kind artisans, and a food village serve as many as 14,000 people on site over the three day event.

The GBFS Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the non-profit and for-profit sector, who are dedicated to a governance model, and whose actions are guided by a current strategic planning process. Responsibilities include attending monthly board meetings, and contributing to ensuring the legal, ethical and fiscal integrity of the organization through involvements in various expertise-related committees.

We invite individuals with previous non-profit board experience, proven community engagement, and familiarity with Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival (or other similar cultural event) to apply.

Please send inquiries to [email protected] or contact the GBFS office at 519-371-2995.

PLEASE NOTE: The GBFS office is now located at 776 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound.