23 Sep 2020
Interests Inspiring people, new ideas, innovation and exciting performance - nurturing the lifeblood of theatre practice in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1989!
BATS Theatre, Board Directors X 3
Nau mai, piki mai, haere mai! BATS Theatre, New Zealand’s leading developmental theatre, is part way through an exciting multi-year period of strategic development. We are seeking three board members to join the BATS Board of Directors before the end of the year.
The board plays an important role in shaping the development of the theatre and in upholding BATS’ position as a sector and community leader, and a vital part of the arts landscape in Aotearoa.
Who are we looking for?
We welcome applications from anyone with an understanding of the importance of live performance in our lives, and the availability to join a fun and active board.
Previous governance experience is desirable but it is not required – what’s more important is that the BATS board encompasses a diverse range of skillsets, experience and perspectives. With that in mind, we would be very excited to welcome new board members who would bring the following:
Arts or performance practice
Accounting and finance experience
Time commitment and benefits
Board meetings take place monthly from February to December, usually in the evenings at the theatre at 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington. Board members also attend occasional events like mihi whakatau, community events or strategy sessions.
Board members have access to complimentary tickets to all BATS shows and can claim travel expenses for meetings.
Please submit an initial expression of interest and your CV by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us about yourself and what you would bring to the board. Be sure to include a contact phone number. We will work to contact all applicants by the end of October.
About BATS Theatre
Matawhānui | Vision
Live art lighting-up lives.
To create safe spaces for artists and audiences to expand possibilities.
From a gorgeous repurposed historic building at 1 Kent Terrace in central Wellington, BATS theatre has nurtured creative talent and showcased exciting new New Zealand performance for over thirty years.
BATS partners with artists in the development of exciting and bold performance. Through the meeting of digital and live art, BATS is a home of creativity and a hub of diverse festival activity working to support arts career sustainability and wellbeing for all.
Over the years BATS has been the spark that lit the careers of many household names. We’re the place to get up close to Aotearoa’s next generation of performers, writers, directors, designers and event technicians.
BATS is recognised and funded as an Arts Leadership Organisation by Creative New Zealand and is also supported by the Wellington City Council.