Job Posting: Governance and Operations Consultant

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!)

Position: Governance and Operations Consultant

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) invites applications for the five-month part-time contract position of Governance and Operations Consultant.

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is a collaboration of artists, health care workers and educators. Since 2013, AHA! has lived its mission of ‘fostering creative expression for community health’, creating about 35 arts-based programs over ten years, particularly for those in our community with less access to the arts, those in transition, isolated, ill, lonely, or vulnerable in other ways. For more about AHA! see

We are at a point in our development where we need to establish policy and governance structures to enable our growth and effective programming, research and advocacy, both in the community and farther afield. We are seeking an individual who can guide our volunteer board through a policy decision-making process, develop policies and procedures and establish key governance tools.

Major Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  1. Guide board through a process of establishing priority policies and procedures
  2. Create Policy and Procedure Manuals for the organization and review with board, to include:
  3. a) Corporate/governance policies
    b) Practice and program policies
    c) Financial policies
  4. Create board and committee terms of reference, asset maps
  5. Explore and implement appropriate online tools available for non-profit organizations
  6. Explore and help implement program funding models to stabilize core programs


  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Strong record of community engagement; demonstrated understanding of the health-related benefits of engagement with the arts
  • Experience with nonprofit governance and management
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely records
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Responsibility and accountability for actions and decisions
  • Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, required prior to beginning employment

Application Documents:

  • a letter explaining your interest in this position
  • a current resume, including your previous relevant experience
  • Two references: name and contact information; preferably professionals in the non-profit sector

Please submit applications by email to:  by October 15, 2023.