Creative Northland Seeking Board Members

Position: Board Member

Organisation: Creative Northland

Location: anywhere within Northland

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the support and guidance of a regional arts organisation responsible for the creative development of arts, culture and heritage in Te Tai Tokerau region.

We have three vacancies for Board members who are multi-skilled and experienced in these areas; Legal, Financial, Philanthropic/Funding, Human Resources, Research and Development and/or with more general creative business experience. We are looking for a member(s) who would like to put their advocacy skills to work and support our regional arts organisation grow and thrive as we endeavour to meet the diverse needs of creative and cultural communities.

The Board will support the work of Creative Northland (CN) and provide leadership and strategic advice on governance. The day-to-day operations are overseen by the General Manager and Team. The Board-GM relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is welcomed.

Ideal Applicant Description:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Arts, Culture and Heritage and advancing Creative Northland’s Strategic delivery and who has experience in leadership and governance. The selected Board member(s) will have sound governance experience as a board member or in working with boards, strong connections and established relationships in Te Tai Tokerau and have demonstrated skills in design lead thinking, leadership, strategic thinking, and communication.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Ideally seeking a Board member with general management experience as well as expertise in their specialist area
  • Professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, community, philanthropy, law or the not for profit sector
  • Demonstrated success as a board member, board chair, or senior executive preferably in the not for profit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of the CN vision, mission and values, and to guiding and supporting organisational innovation and leadership
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the cultural wellbeing of our communities
  • Experience and understanding of new and developing organisations, in contributing to credibility in the community, with stakeholders and funders.

Board Terms:

New Board members will serve a 3-year term, with review for re-appointment. There are currently no committees of the Board. Service on CN’s board of trustees is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel costs in relation to board members’ duties (and a light lunch catered for meetings). You need not be based permanently in Whangarei, you can be located anywhere within the Tai Tokerau Region and have good access to internet and wifi to connect electronically by Zoom if need be.

We particularly encourage applications from tangata whenua, a broad range of ethnicities, younger members of the community, individuals with a disability and the LGBTQI+ community.

How to apply:

Firstly read our Role Descriptions

Fill out the Application Form, attach your CV and or a cover letter (optional) and send to Hinurewa te Hau (Hinu) ( Ph: 09 430 0710

Deadline: 31 March 2020

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