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Board Directors (Voluntary) - Regional Victoria

LanceTV Inc.
  • Multiple Voluntary Director positions
  • 2 year term with possible contract renewal
  • Virtual meetings (there will also be opportunities to connect in person)

A BIT ABOUT US

Lance TV Inc is a multigenerational, intersectional platform developing and sharing content developed for and by LGBTIQ+ communities and beyond across regional Victoria. Lance TV aims to showcase LGBTIQ+ storytelling, representation and visibility through arts-based practice and to support the connectedness of LGBTIQ+ communities across rural and regional Victoria.

Currently, the primary focus of Lance TV Inc. has been the creation and broadcasting of our television show, Lance TV, which screens on C31 Melbourne and simulcasts to Facebook. The program is viewed an average of 2,000 times per month on Facebook alongside data from OZtam which indicates that Lance TV was viewed by a further 20,000+ people every Friday across Melbourne and Geelong in June 2020. Lance TV’s growing audiences serve as a barometer of the need from LGBTIQ+ communities to hear LGBTIQ+ stories.

Which leads us to now, the place we currently sit, where we are growing beyond our current scope of work to expand our platform to support content creators, storytellers and creatives across regional and rural Victoria. As we enter our expansion phase, our focus is on building our foundations and connecting with LGTBIQ+ communities across regional and rural Victoria.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ROLE

Lance TV Inc. does things in our own unique way - we believe in blending traditional Board roles with creativity, joy and humour. To support our development and expansion, we are seeking passionate, community-centred and skilled individuals who are passionate about storytelling, all things content and media and increasing the visibility of regionally based LGBTIQ+ communities.

The Board of Directors will be responsible for supporting the development of Lance TV Inc.’s strategy, supporting the organisation to achieve its purpose and governing the overall reputational, risk and financial management of the organisation. It is responsible for Lance TV Inc.’s overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership on behalf of our stakeholders.

However, as we enter an expansion phase and seek to grow our platform beyond Lance TV, we aren’t looking for your typical Board member. We are looking for people who can support the core foundations of Lance TV Inc. but are also keen to roll up their sleeves and jump into the deep end.

Inclusion and intersectionality is at the forefront of everything that we do. There is no better feeling than helping create an inclusive space that has a life-changing impact for the LGBTIQ+ community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role includes but is not limited to:

  • Application of community services sector knowledge and experience to advise the Board on Lance TV Inc existing and future programs, service delivery models, and its impact and reach to its target audience
  • Working closely with the founder/CEO to ensure Board agreed program-related activities are completed as per agreed timelines
  • Contribute and apply knowledge and experience of the community services sector to further Lance TV Inc. overarching strategic objectives
  • In conjunction with the founder/CEO, be the public face of the Board when required (e.g. to volunteers, employees, and wider community)

A BIT ABOUT YOU

You are someone who is passionate about regional Victoria, the creative arts and advancing the visibility and connectedness of LGBTIQ+ communities around region Victoria. You are someone who has the time and passion to dedicate to Lance TV Inc during a crucial phase of development and are seeking meaningful ways to contribute joy to and increase inclusion within our society. You may also be someone with the following some of the following skills and attributes:

  • Commitment to advancing the inclusion, visibility and connectedness of LGBTIQ+ communities in regional and rural Victoria.
  • Effective communicator and collaborator, passionate about being a part of a team working towards a collective purpose.
  • Ability to provide strategic advice, oversight and support to the Founder and the organisation.
  • Willing and able to commit the time, passion and skills to meet the responsibilities of this voluntary role.
  • Possesses experience in governance, financial management, broadcasting and media, strategy and marketing and communications.
  • Knowledge of arts based practice and creative industries.
  • Experience in governance and/or in the context of not-for-profit leadership and management.

Strong preference will be given to LGBTIQ+ community members based in regional and rural Victoria.

WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO

  • The opportunity to support, shape and grow Lance TV Inc.
  • Work with like-minded and passionate people dedicated to making a real difference for both LGBTIQ+ and wider communities.
  • Be an integral part of progressing LGBTIQ+ representation, visibility and inclusion.
  • Receive training and development around content creation, media and broadcasting.
  • Gain meaningful governance and Board experience.

TIME COMMITMENT

As mentioned, we are looking for Board Members who will be actively engaged and involved in shaping and advancing the scope, strategy and governance of Lance TV Inc. in accordance with our vision, values and objectives. This will require regular attendance at board meetings, engagement in subcommittees where needed/appropriate and occasionally some hours (2-5) a fortnight to carry out supporting tasks.

There will be a minimum of 6 board meetings per year, there may be more if necessary to support the expansion of Lance TV Inc. The Board meetings will be a mix of held online with additional opportunities to connect in person. Annual planning days and Annual General Meetings will be held both in-person and online, but accommodations can be made if board members are unable to be there in person.

If you’re passionate about our work and are interested in being involved in this exciting phase of Lance TV Inc, we’d love to hear from you! If you have any queries, please contact Shani Cain, Board Consultant, on shanicain23@gmail.com using the subject line: Board Directors (Voluntary) - Regional Victoria enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential discussion.

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