Travel Alberta

Travel Alberta Board Chair

Feb 5, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
Ministry of Culture and Tourism

The Minister of Culture and Tourism is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as the Board Chair of the Travel Alberta Board.

The Board is located in Calgary. Face-to-face meetings typically occur in Calgary as well as various locations around the province. Typically in person meetings are combined with committee meetings as well as the full board meeting.

About the Agency

Travel Alberta was established in 2009 as a provincial corporation and as a public agency of the Government of Alberta. The purposes of the Corporation, as stipulated in the Travel Alberta Act, are:

  • to market the tourism assets, attractions and opportunities present in Alberta in domestic, national and international markets;
  • to promote Alberta as a destination for tourists and other visitors;
  • to assist Alberta's tourism industry operators to market their products; and
  • to exercise or perform any other powers, duties and functions as authorized.

As a provincial corporation, Travel Alberta is essential to the Government's long-term strategy to grow the tourism industry by creating new opportunities for investment and building a more diversified, resilient and sustainable economy. The Government's goal is to grow tourism revenues to more than $10 billion by 2020.

Travel Alberta is accountable and reports to the Minister of Culture and Tourism who is accountable to the Legislature for Travel Alberta.

Role Description

The Travel Alberta Board is responsible for tourism marketing decisions in support of Alberta tourism industry. The Board oversees Travel Alberta strategic plans as well as all financial/audit requirements.

  • The Board Chair duties and accountabilities include:
    • Being the principal contact between the Board and the Minister representing the Board in working in collaboration and cooperation, with and at the direction of the Minister;
    • Keeping the Minister apprised of Travel Alberta issues or events and ensuring the Minister is provided with timely, relevant, accurate and complete information and reporting;
    • Developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with the tourism industry, stakeholders and the department for the benefit of the Board and Travel Alberta;
    • Calling and presiding at all meetings of the Board, being an ex-officio member of all committees and, has the power to establish committees and appoint members to such committees;
    • Demonstrating the strong leadership skills required to ensure that the board is effective in achieving the goals, strategy, policy and directions of the Minister and the Board mandate;
    • Along with the Board, providing direction to the Chief Executive Officer on the strategy, goals and outcomes of Travel Alberta;
    • Ensuring that policy strategy, plans and activities are appropriately represented to the Board and other stakeholders; and
    • Ensuring that the Board is alert to its obligations to stakeholders the department and government.
  • An appointment term is not more than three years and a person shall not serve more than three consecutive terms.
Skills and Experience Required

Skills and experiences required for the Chair include:

  • Strong leadership, consensus building and communications skills to ensure the Travel Alberta board is effective and efficient in achieving their stated goals and mandate.
  • Senior leadership and Board governance experience with proven success as a leader and in achieving results.

Only individuals who are permanent Alberta residents may apply for appointment to the Travel Alberta Board.
Remuneration and Time Commitment

Directors are remunerated in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007). Current rates are:

The chair of a committee shall be paid :

  • $219 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
  • $383 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
  • $601 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

Honoraria is subject to review. Directors also receive reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with the Government of Alberta Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive.

On average, the position of the Chair requires 100 hours/year for Board business.

The Travel Alberta Board meets five times per year with additional sub-committee meetings. Face-to-face meetings typically occur in Calgary as well as various locations around the province. Typically in person meetings are combined with committee meetings as well as the full board meeting.

Additional Documentation

Include the following information: In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form.

Once the forms are completed, save them to your desktop. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section .

Contact Information

If you have questions or to submit your resume, please contact Manager Culture and Tourism HR

at 780-427-2546 (Main Line), 780-422-3142 (Fax)

720 Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue ,Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

Travel Alberta

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Travel Alberta Act