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Trustee of the Ngaio Marsh House & Heritage Trust

This is a governance role and it is important that our successful applicant understands the responsibilities that come with taking on the role as a trustee. These include;

  • Ensuring the organisation complies with the terms of its trust deed, and statutory requirements.
  • Actively and positively contributing to the Trustees meetings and other events.
  • Ensuring the organisation applies its resources exclusively in accordance with the objectives of the trust
  • Acting with a high level of professionalism and accountability.

For practical reasons applications from people resident in Christchurch would be preferred.

Desired Skills & Qualities Dame Ngaio Marsh’s creative endeavours involved her in the fields of art, writing and theatre direction. Experience and expertise in any of these fields would be an advantage.


  • An interest in heritage houses and gardens and the creative works of Dame Ngaio Marsh.
  • An enthusiasm for preserving the reputation of Dame Ngaio Marsh as a national cultural icon, and for encouraging an appreciation of her artistic achievements.


  • Prior experience as a trustee/committee work.
  • Previous involvement within the voluntary sector.
  • An understanding of heritage values and environment issues.
  • Knowledge or expertise related to one or more of the following: property maintenance
    marketing, promotion, fundraising financial management education & teaching

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to