SweetWater Seeking Board Members

SweetWater is currently seeking Board Members to join the Board of Directors beginning in the Spring of 2022. 


The Board is made up of individuals with a passion for live music and community. It works year-round to lead strategy, establish practices and policies, and oversee operations and finances.


Prospective Board members should have the ability to contribute time, energy and experience to the SweetWater, a passion for music, and excellent communication and collaborative skills. 


For those considering serving as a Board Member, some key information to consider:

  • Board members serve 2-year terms to a maximum of 3 terms, participate in monthly meetings (up to 10 a year), largely held via Zoom, to participate (subject to health restrictions) in person at two half-day planning meetings and an Annual General Meeting.
  • Board members sit on at least one SweetWater committee: Resource Development (Fundraising and Legacy Endowment), Education and Outreach (school programs, youth music development, community-based music programming), Board Development (recruitment, nominations, orientation) or Audience Development (linking to audiences, raising awareness about SweetWater, community partnerships).
  • Board members are expected to work with staff to support the festival, participate in fundraising, oversee the financial health of the organization, and attend and support SweetWater events.


Board membership is an entirely voluntary position, carrying no compensation beyond an enhanced sense of community and the satisfaction of helping to celebrate and promote beautiful music. Unlike other SweetWater volunteer positions, Board applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

To Apply:


Please send a confidential statement of interest along with your CV to:



To send a written correspondence via mail:

SweetWater Music Festival

PO Box 333

Owen Sound, ON


N4K 5P5