The Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM), an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s Jewish life & heritage through new arts and cultural experiences, is seeking people from diverse backgrounds with varied skills and experiences to join its Board of Directors at a time of exceptional growth and development.

History & Mission
Established in 2010, MJM was initially an online project committed to mapping, documenting, and presenting the rich and diverse history and culture of Montreal’s Jewish community. In 2016, MJM opened a small storefront where it extended this mandate to include contemporary art and historical exhibitions, walking tours, food programming, and other cultural events. This summer, MJM moved to its new home at 5220 St-Laurent, a three-floor, 10,000-square-foot space. The organization is currently hosting cultural events and will soon begin renovations so that it can offer substantially increased programming, exhibitions, and community engagement. The Museum’s vision is that Montreal will be home to a thriving ecosystem of Jewish arts and culture, where Jews will have lifelong connections to their identity, and all Montrealers will have stronger ties to our city’s Jewish life.

At this exciting moment of growth and opportunity for the organization, MJM is looking for people to join the Board of Directors with various skills, experiences, and expertise, particularly in at least one of the following areas:

  • Financial management and accounting
  • Human resources management
  • Fundraising, marketing, and communications
  • Business operations and entrepreneurial experience
  • Arts, culture, and community-building

The Museum is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages submissions from individuals from BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, and disability communities, as well as from various ages, religions, linguistic, and cultural groups.

Board members are expected to:

  • Complete a two-year term
  • Commit to the mission and vision of the Museum of Jewish Montreal
  • Recognize the governance role and fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Directors
  • Attend Board meetings, which are held on a monthly basis
  • Participate in one of the Board committees such as governance, finance, and fundraising
  • Attend certain MJM events throughout the year
  • Be willing to assist in fundraising and, within their means, be a philanthropic supporter of MJM

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday December 13, 2022 at 12pm. Applicants will be contacted by early January, with interviews then scheduled for people initially selected. Please provide the attached information requested and send to

First name:
Last name:
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Other contacts e.g., social media handles (if desired):
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Please be brief and concise in your answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in joining MJM’s Board?
  2. What related professional and/or lived experiences would you bring to MJM’s Board?
  3. What past experiences have you had serving on a board, committee, or as a volunteer?
  4. Please rate yourself in each of the following skill / experience areas from 0 to 3 (0=None, 1=Limited Experience, 2=Some Experience, 3=Significant Experience)
    – Financial Management and Accounting
    – Human Resources Management
    – Fundraising
    – Marketing and Communications
    – Business Operations and/or Entrepreneurial Experience
    – Arts, Culture, and Community-Building
  5. How did you learn about this call?
  6. Optional: If you self-identify as someone who could bring greater diversity to our Board, please feel free to share a bit more about yourself here:
  7. Optional: Candidates are welcome to include a CV as a separate attachment.