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Board Member

Job details

The New Zealand Dance Company
6 Nov 2021
National, Auckland
Work type
Work classification
Performing Arts


Are you passionate about New Zealand contemporary dance and what it offers to the diverse communities within Aotearoa/New Zealand, and internationally?

Have you got experience within a not-for-profit organisation, finance and or governance?

Are you interested in the challenges of leading an exciting and dynamic arts organisation that is ambitious for the art form and our engagement with audiences and participants, particularly through COVID?

The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust is looking for new board members.
The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust (NZDAT) seeks new members to join the New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) board, a role that contributes to the sustenance and governance of the company.

The NZDC is a vibrant arts company funded by Creative New Zealand, Foundation North, Auckland Council and various trusts and foundations. The Company is committed to creating a sustainable, permanent, high-calibre dance company, with an Auckland home that contributes to the fabric of NZ culture and is dedicated to nurturing NZ’s finest contemporary dance practitioners.

The Company has established a very successful history in the time since it was founded by Shona McCullagh and Frances Turner in 2011. While a Company of only nine full-time artistic and managerial positions and several more regular artistic and technical collaborators, the nature of the environment in which we exist demands a level of sophistication and excellence in all that we do. This is as true off stage as it is on.

Ideal Applicant

  1. Have had governance experience, particularly for a not-for-profit organisation.

  2. Have an interest in, or some knowledge of: the arts and or dance sector.

  3. Have strong finance, legal or HR experience.

  4. International exposure within the arts sector.

  5. Has an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  6. Fundraising expertise.

  7. Existing relationships across the private sector.

Additional Information
Board meetings are 3-4 hours long on a bi monthly basis.

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in joining the New Zealand Dance Company board to

Applications close on 6th November 2021 at 5.00pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be made by email.

General information about the Company can be found at

For more information please email Xavier on for additional contact details.

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The New Zealand Dance Company

21 Oct 2021

Interests New Zealand Dance Company