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Arts Access Aotearoa trustees: expressions of interest


Arts Access Aotearoa invites Expressions of Interest from people who would like to join the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees provides effective governance of the organisation in: 

  • articulating the organisation’s values, vision, mission and strategies
  • approving the strategic direction and strategic priorities for the organisation
  • communicating the values, vision, mission and strategies of the organisation by maintaining open lines of communication through the organisation and with external stakeholders
  • monitoring the performance of the Executive Director against agreed performance indicators
  • reviewing and approving the annual business plans and annual budget proposed by the Executive Director
  • monitoring the achievement of the strategic and business plans and annual budget outcomes
  • ensuring all compliance obligations and functions are effectively discharged
  • undertaking an annual trustee self-evaluation programme, with follow-up action to deal with any issues arising
  • ensuring all significant systems and procedures are in place for the organisation to run effectively and efficiently, and to meet all legal and contractual requirements
  • ensuring all significant risks are adequately considered and accounted for by the Executive Director
  • ensuring the organisation has appropriate corporate governance structures in place, including standards of ethical behaviour and promoting a culture of corporate and social responsibility
  • assisting when possible in fundraising activities and introductions to potential donors.

Arts Access Aotearoa is seeking two new board members. Formal governance experience is desirable but not essential. For the current vacancies, the board is seeking people with experience in either (or a combination) of the following:

  • governance for not for profit
  • community arts
  • public policy at regional, national and international levels
  • Te ao Māori
  • commerce
  • sponsorship/fundraising
  • health, justice or welfare administration
  • social science research
  • arts and disability
  • marketing

Where should applicants live
Applicants must live in New Zealand and can be based in any region.

Time commitment
The trustees meet five times a year in Wellington, on Saturday mornings for approximately 4 hours. Trustees are also expected to attend the AGM and some of the events, where possible. Trustees may also be involved in sub-committees and fundraising initiatives.

Remuneration: Unpaid
All trustees give their time voluntarily. Travel and accommodation is paid for and expenses related to attending meetings are reimbursed.

To apply, please submit your CV and Expression of Interest in a letter outlining why you want to be a trustee of Arts Access Aotearoa and what skills you would bring to the role.

Please make your application to the Executive Director via email to:  attention: the Chair of Arts Access Aotearoa

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm Monday 31 August 2020.

Download the Request for EOI document

Trustee Recruitment-EOI Request-July 2020.docx

Trustee Recruitment-EOI Request-July 2020.pdf

Arts Access Aotearoa trustees: expressions of interest


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