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The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Applications Close 1 April 2022
  • Experience Level: Any
  • Location: Nelson region

The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts are seeking new trustees!


Since its inception in the mid 1800’s, the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts has become one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most unique musical organisations.  Hosting concerts with local and internationally renowned artists, NCMA also engage with the community through musical tuition, events and education and offer world class venue hire facilities for private functions and events.

Following completion of a significant redevelopment, coinciding with a name change and fresh new brand, NCMA is entering an exciting era in its proud history.   As the Centre for all music in the Nelson-Tasman region, it is ready and fully equipped to deliver its vision to be New Zealand’s most vibrant, innovative and accessible music community.

The Nelson City Council is a proud key funder of NCMA and is represented on the NCMA Board by two Trustees.  The Council is seeking applications for two Trustees to represent it on the NCMA Board as it embarks on the next phase of its journey.

A voluntary position, the time commitment required includes monthly Board meetings during usual work hours, participation in subcommittees and attendance at fundraising and other events. The term of appointment is three years.

While prior governance experience is preferred, relevant management experience with demonstrated ability to take a governance perspective, will also be considered.  You will need a passion for fundraising and networking, sound commercial and financial acumen and enthusiasm for music and the arts. Prior experience in a non-profit organisation or charitable trust would be helpful. The Board would ideally like legal specialist for one of the Trustee positions. Experience in employment, commercial or contracts law would be highly valued.

This is an exceptional opportunity to assist with leading and positioning this icon for the future.

For further enquiries please contact Odette Shearer ph 021 2708657 or

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Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd and Transport New Zealand and Transpower NZ
Board Member - multiple roles
Applications Close 14 March 2022
  • Experience Level: Any
  • Location: Nationwide

Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd and Transpower New Zealand Ltd are looking for new board members with governance capability who are able to bring a fresh perspective to the board from their career and lived experience.

To be considered for these positions you will have strong finance and risk management skills, be a strategic thinker with strong business and commercial acumen and have senior executive experience.

It is likely you will have gained your knowledge in the infrastructure, energy, waste, electricity or sustainability sectors. It would also be desirable if you brought strong community connections, experience in Te Ao Māori or the ability to support kaupapa Māori.

We are seeking interest from candidates with a diverse range of perspectives, insights and attributes that enhance board decision-making and performance.  General skills, knowledge and experience sought include:

  • Strong finance and risk management.
  • Data governance expertise (IT, data analytics, systems and processes and cyber risk management).
  • Senior executive with strong business and commercial acumen.
  • Strategic thinking and strong core governance capabilities.
  • Sector experience in infrastructure, energy, waste, electricity or sustainability.
  • Strong community connections, experience in Te Ao Māori or the ability to support kaupapa Māori  (desirable).

 For specialist skills sought please refer to individual position specifications for each role.

We welcome your cover letter telling us about you, your whakapapa, your values, your interest and motivations, and any tikanga rangatira, personal attributes, strengths and diverse perspectives that you think would contribute to performance on the board.

For more details on specialist skill requirements for each of these roles, and to apply go to before applications close 14 March 2022.

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Advisory Board Member for Dance & Arts Therapy NZ
Advisory Board Member Position
  • Experience Level: Mid Level
  • Location: Auckland CBD Auckland, Remote Friendly

Dance Therapy NZ

Our vision is to be a nationwide leader of dance & arts therapy – we’re committed to the wellbeing and development of communities in Aotearoa. Our mission is to be a recognised, accessible, and utilised therapy option within the community; to be a driver of effective dance and arts therapy in Aotearoa; to empower through creativity and connection; to deliver culturally competent services to diverse communities.

DTNZ offers a wide range of therapeutic & community services for children, young people, adults, and families, focusing on those with disabilities, special needs, at risk youth and sexual trauma survivors. Our programmes empower vulnerable populations through therapy support and the creative arts. Our Programmes include: Dance 4 Us (Dance Therapy for Adults with disabilities); Arts 4 Us (Arts Therapy for children from low income areas); STARS (Dance Therapy for children with Autism, and other special needs), school outreach programmes to address mild to moderate mental health needs and ACC trauma groups and individual therapy.

Our values are: Creativity, Connection, Nurturing, Integrity, Collaboration, Resilience and Compassion.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: ● 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 (Chairperson experience or interest in developing this would be welcome) ● A commitment to and understanding of the DTNZ 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 lives of vulnerable communities ● Experience and understanding of new and developing organisations, in contributing to credibility in the community, with stakeholders and funders.


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