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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.

Seeking Board Members – Arts, Culture and Heritage

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 with either specialist Financial, Human Resources/Employment experience, 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 to 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

  • 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
  • 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:

Fill out the form Board Application (download form below), attach your CV and or a covering letter (optional) and send to Hinurewa te Hau (Hinu) (hinurewa@creativenorthland.com) Ph: 09 430 0710