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

The Board of Trustees provides effective leadership and governance by: 

  • championing the organisation’s values, vision, mission and purpose 
  • confirming the strategic direction and strategic priorities
  • understanding and upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the New Zealand Disability Strategy 2016 to 2026 and the influence these have on the way Arts Access Aotearoa works
  • operating in the spirit of partnership and ensuring we maintain open lines of communication with external stakeholders
  • supporting the Executive Director and ensuring they are positioned to succeed against agreed performance indicators 
  • approving the annual business plans
  • monitoring the achievement of the strategic and business plans, and monitoring the annual budget
  • ensuring all compliance obligations and functions are effectively discharged 
  • ensuring systems and procedures are in place for the organisation to run effectively and efficiently, and that they meet all legal and contractual requirements 
  • overseeing, evaluating, measuring and mitigating risks
  • ensuring we apply best practice methods for our governance, and we remain agile in our ability to adapt to a changing world
  • assisting where appropriate with fundraising activities.

We are seeking two new board members with experience in either (or a combination) of the following:

  • the arts – as a practitioner or leader
  • lived experience of disability and an understanding of the New Zealand Disability Strategy
  • Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • local, national and/or international government and public affairs
  • health, justice or welfare administration
  • people and culture/human resources
  • marketing and communications
  • finance
  • legal expertise
  • sponsorship and fundraising
  • social science practice and/or research
  • any other experience that may benefit the board.

Most importantly, we strive to ensure the voices of the people we serve, including rangatahi of Aotearoa, are heard at our board table

While governance experience is helpful, it is not a requirement. 

Arts Access Aotearoa | Putanga Toi ki Aotearoa is an equal opportunity employer and this includes its Board of Trustees.

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 on a Saturday morning for approximately 3 to 4 hours, either in Wellington or via video conferencing. Our Annual General Meeting is held in May. Trustees may also be involved in sub-committees and attend Arts Access Aotearoa’s events where possible.

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 Expression of Interest by sending a cover letter and your CV to the, attention: the Chair of Arts Access Aotearoa. 

In your cover letter outline the relevant skills and experience you would bring to the Board of Arts Access Aotearoa. 

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm, Friday 2 September 2022.

Download the Request for Expressions of Interests document:

EOI Request Trustees  

EOI Request Trustees  


Arts Access Aotearoa Board of Trustees request for expressions of interest


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