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Youth Arts New Zealand Trustees

Job details

Youth Arts New Zealand
10 Sep 2021
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ) is a youth-led creative social enterprise nurturing the next generation of creative New Zealanders. We connect, showcase and develop young creatives through strategic partnerships and collaborations within the creative sector and beyond. After recruiting our Board and going full-time in 2020, YANZ is launching into an exciting strategic period with a focus on expanding our holistic impact for rangatahi.

To ensure our values and strategic goals cultivate cultural safety for all rangatahi we work with, one of our priorities at YANZ is to embrace cultural competency at all levels of our mahi - including governance. Subsequently, we look towards this new era as an opportunity to bring Aotearoa's diverse voices to the forefront of our strategic kōrero. We are recruiting up to 3 additional trustees to deepen the cultural competency and youth representation of our governance.

We are searching for trustees with the following knowledges and perspectives:

  • Te Ao Māori and organisational journeys honouring Te Tiriti
  • Pasifika knowledges and experience in culturally competent service
  • Rangatahi/youth perspectives

In addition, the following attributes are desirable, but not necessary:

  • Involvement in the creative arts and/or youth development
  • Have a strong personal/professional network

While prior experience on boards is valuable, this most certainly is not a condition for applying - especially for interested youth/rangatahi. Most importantly, we are searching for board members that are willing to strengthen Youth Arts New Zealand’s values and bring fresh perspectives to how we might consciously realise our strategic goals.

To find out more about our work, please visit our website:

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a YANZ Trustee, please email an expression of interest to our Chair, Tania Jones on This ad will remain open until all positions have been filled.

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Youth Arts New Zealand

3 Aug 2021