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Creative Coromandel is currently engaging in an exciting redefinition process to ensure we are fulfilling our role as the central arts network for the District, and successfully catering to all audiences (artists, arts organisations and arts-appreciators, locals and visitors).

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from arts minded locals who have the skills, passion and available time to join our team as a Chairperson.

This is a voluntary role with flexible and variable hours – five to ten hours per week on average – most of which can be carried out remotely.

To apply please send your resume and a 1-page cover letter that explains what the arts means to you and what you can offer Creative Coromandel. Please email applications to: [email protected]

Role Description: Chairperson

Preferred Skills & Experience:

● Relevant knowledge of the arts (visual and performing arts) sector on the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki rohe, and a vested interest in the arts in general.

● Great communication skills, verbal and written

● Enjoys working within a team environment

● Proven high level leadership skills

● Takes initiative, is innovative and flexible

● Understanding and upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; Partnership, Participation and Protection

● Is proficient in current IT platforms e.g Google Docs, Zoom, Google Suite

● Positive and solutions-based mindset

● Good interpersonal skills to manage the various relationships within the Trust

● Business smarts – a basic understanding of the financial workings of a Charitable Trust including the various income streams (grants, sponsorships, philanthropy, donations)

● The ability to see the big picture and lead a team towards a shared vision.

● Prior experience working for a Charitable Trust

● Prior experience of working with volunteers.



● Adhere to the He Mana Toi Moehau Trust statute and Trust Deed

● Provide leadership to the Board and keep the Board focused on its key tasks and responsibilities.

● Lead long-term strategic planning that a) supports the development of all artistic disciplines in our district and the Hauraki rohe, b) increases participation in the arts and c) advocates for the arts in our district.

● Ensure all Board members contribute to debate and decisions and that all points of view are considered.

● Ensure proper information is provided for Board members

● Oversee the induction and development of new Board members

● Work with the Treasurer to understand the Trusts finances and contribute to financial sustainability.

● Contribute to project initiation and evaluate the viability of projects against long term strategy.

● Have an overarching knowledge of employed contractors and their responsibilities.

● Have an overarching understanding of the strategic direction of the Trust and its planned activities (internal and external).

● Impartially participate in Creative Communities Scheme assessments twice a year

● Uphold Creative Coromandel’s values of ma te tika, ma te pono, me te aroha, approaching your mahi from a position of respect, integrity, inclusivity, generosity, arts passion and modelling best practice

Board Meetings

● Attend Board meetings six times a year, and Trustee only meetings six times a year

● Work with Secretary to plan Board meetings, determine the Agenda etc.

● Prepare a Chair report for Board meetings and AGMs

● Conduct meetings efficiently with adherence to due process

● Using a diplomatic approach, ensure that there is full participation during meetings, that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out

● Ensure that meetings and decisions are accurately recorded.

Relationships & Advocacy

● Maintain and develop relationships with arts organisations in the wider Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki rohe

● Maintain and develop relationships with local council, key stakeholders and tangata whenua

● Maintain and develop relationships with regional and national arts organisations e.g. Creative New Zealand, Creative Waikato

● Be an advocate for Creative Coromandel and its activities

● Be a media spokesperson for Creative Coromandel when necessary

● Connect Creative Coromandel with potential sponsors or philanthropic supporters when opportunities arise

● Represent Creative Coromandel at arts events when possible