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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board Member 2019/GOV01

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Boards and Governance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Board Member

Vacancy 2019/GOV01

Fixed term

Part time


Tuia te tangata, tuia ngā kōrero, tuia ngā taonga

Connecting people, taonga and stories


Would you like to be a part of governing a Crown entity in the arts, culture and heritage sector?

Do you have museum or heritage knowledge and experience?  


We are seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Te Papa Board, on behalf of the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

Being a board member of a Crown entity is rewarding and challenging. You will be involved in setting strategic direction and priorities, setting board policies and expectations for management, identifying and managing risk, and monitoring and evaluating the performance of the organisation. In this role, your focus will be to add value and drive the performance of Te Papa.


Kōrero mōu | About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • time and energy for the position
  • experience on a governing board
  • established relationships across the museum and heritage sector
  • an understanding of accountability to the public and awareness of government priorities
  • experience in interpreting financial statements and assessing risks for an organisation.

You don't have to tick all the boxes. Any person who feels they can meet most of our criteria is welcome to apply. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

You may live anywhere in Aotearoa. However, you will be expected to travel to Wellington for meetings.


Ko wai mātou | Who we are

Manatū Taonga supports Ministers to appoint and maintain effective boards of entities across Aotearoa's art, heritage, broadcasting and sport sectors. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.  

Want to know more about Manatū Taonga? View our booklet ‘Promoting a confident and connected culture'

Te Papa is an autonomous Crown entity established under the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992. Te Papa's mission is to understand the past, enrich the present and meet the challenges of the future. Te Papa is more than just the national museum that houses New Zealand's treasures. It is a meeting place, a place for lifelong learning, and a place that inspires a sense of wonder and connection.

Want to know more about Te Papa and its board? Visit the Te Papa website

Me pēhea te tono |How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and complete the attached expression of interest form. For any enquiries, you can send an email to


Applications close 1 September 2019




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