CAFKA’s Board of Directors is made up of individuals with a passion for contemporary art, and a drive to facilitate community engagement. CAFKA is seeking a Treasurer to join our Board of Directors. CAFKA’s board is a working board that leads strategy, establishes practices and policies, and oversees operations and finances. In addition, each board member actively participates in at least one committee. 


CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is a non-profit, artist-run organization that presents a free biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the City of Kitchener and across the Region of Waterloo. CAFKA is a producer, advocate and educator for contemporary public, interactive and interventionist art practices. CAFKA commissions contemporary artists from Ontario, across Canada and abroad, to develop new temporary art projects that can respond to the specific features of the local urban landscape and culture. The CAFKA biennial includes approximately 20 installations, performances, projections and interventions involving collaborations with concurrent music and cultural festivals and Regional art institutions. Between biennial exhibitions CAFKA presents selected public projects, promotes art education through its public tours and workshops, videos, public lectures and other ancillary programs and events. 

Since 2001 CAFKA has produced five annual exhibitions, six biennial exhibitions, two off-biennial exhibitions, three special projects for a total of 250 artworks by 215 artists. 

CAFKA has developed an action plan outlining its commitment to BIPOC artists, community members, and volunteers, as well as transparency, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization. This plan acknowledges that BIPOCcommunities overlap with the LGBTQIA2S+ and disability communities, to whom CAFKA is also accountable. 

The Treasurer plays a critical role in the financial management of the organization working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the bookkeeper, and the staff of CAFKA. The Treasurer will report monthly to the Board on the financial affairs of the organization. The Treasurer is responsible for the oversight of the preparation, integrity, and dissemination of the financial and related information of CAFKA. This includes financial statements, financial reporting practices and systems of internal financial controls, the engagement of the external auditors and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.


Prospective Board members should have some (or several) of the following general qualifications: 

  • Capacity to contribute time, energy, and resources to CAFKA
  • Leadership in the non-profit sector (board experience)
  • A passion for contemporary art and culture
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong community ties
  • Have a connection to the Waterloo Region 


Serve a 3-year term (renewable to a max of 6 years) 

Attend monthly meetings up to 10 meetings per year 

Sit on one committee (fundraising, marketing, programming, governance, finance, installation, education) 

Work with staff to develop and implement best practices/ policies 

Participate in fundraising and arranging sponsorships 

Activation of personal and professional networks 

Oversee the financial health of the organization month-to-month and long-term 

Ability to mentor and support others, including staff and fellow Board members 

Attend and support CAFKA events 


Board membership is voluntary. Board members may not receive financial compensation or other benefit. CAFKA accepts applications for membership to its Board of Directors on an ongoing basis. This is a volunteer position holding a three-year term commitment. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 


Please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to [email protected]
Or via regular mail: CAFKA - Studio #7, Globe Studios, 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, ON N2G 2X8 CANADA For questions please call (519) 744-5123 or email [email protected] 

Applications are accepted year-round, with directors typically added once per year.