19 June 2024

Call for expressions of interest: Tiaki Treasurer

Artspace Aotearoa Seeks Tiaki Treasurer

The Tiaki Treasurer role at Artspace Aotearoa is a unique opportunity to contribute to the financial sustainability of a non-profit arts organisation. In this voluntary governance role, you will work closely with the Manahautū General Manager to safeguard the organisation's financial position and contribute to its future. As a key member of the governance team, you will represent the organisation’s finances at the decision-making level, liaising with other Tiaki and the Kaitohu Director.

This role involves:

  • Attending monthly Tiaki meetings
  • Meeting regularly with Manahautū General Manager
  • Assisting with monthly reporting, year-end accounts, auditing,
    fundraising, and formal governance processes.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following:

  • Accounting, financial management and asset management experience
  • An interest and energy for the arts sector
  • An understanding of the unique financial needs and behaviours of
    a-non-for-profit arts organisation
  • A working understanding of the articles and history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how these are applied to the level of policy, economic thinking, and governance
  • A working knowledge of the non-for-profit sector and the mechanisms of charitable entities
  • Knowledge and respect of te ao Māori: te reo, kaupapa, and tikanga Māori
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • A confidence to share informed thoughts and developed opinions.

Artspace Aotearoa stresses that this is a voluntary position.

It welcomes expressions of interest from those with this dynamic combination of skills and energy. Previous governance experience is optional. The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive handover from the previous Treasurer. The Artspace Aotearoa board follows a Tiaki model and a tuakana teina approach to governance development.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send a short expression of interest along with your CV to the Manahautū General Manager, Bridget Riggir-Cuddy by 30 August 2024. Bridget can be reached at bridget@artspace.org.nz. We look forward to hearing from you.

Artspace Aotearoa is a public contemporary art gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Founded in 1987 by artists and arts workers, it continues to be artist-led. Our work centres on how art contributes to our understanding and reimagining of the world in which we live. We work within a specific city context and spiral into national and international conversations, promoting practices that present emancipatory worldviews. With a particular focus on developing an intergenerational kaupapa, we seek to present established, emerging, and under-recognised positions.