Have you got good governance skills? Do you think Te Hikoi museum is important to our community?
If you have some of the skill sets mentioned and want to be part of a team leading Te Hikoi forward, this is your opportunity.
(published June 2019)
Riverton Heritage and Tourist Centre Trust (RHTCT) owns and operates Te Hikoi museum and information centre on behalf of the community. They work alongside the Riverton Heritage Society who are the custodians of the artefacts within the museum and whom provide research services. RHTCT has an AGM coming up, and this is an opportunity to get involved in leading the way in addressing their challenges and opportunities. The trust has up to 11 trustees, four of the roles are appointed from other organisations (Riverton Heritage Society, Community Board and Oraka Aparima Runaka), but there are 7 positions filled by people with other relevant skill sets. What skills? Well, a mix covering human resources, legal, financial, building management, marketing, developing exhibitions/tourism attractions, retail and community relations. It is also noted that as the trust moves forward with keeping Te Hikoi developing to be at the top of its game as a small museum, we could also do with people with good governance relating to fundraising and potentially sponsorship.
If you would like to know more about the current situation with the museum, and the potential future direction, we are hosting an information evening for potential new trustees to find out more. To express your interest in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 June 2019. The trust’s constitution requires that a nominations meeting is held prior to the AGM - so it is essential that if you want to become a trustee, that we know before-hand. It is also prudent that you know what you are getting yourself into - at the information evening you will be given copies of our financial statements, receive a talk from the Operations Manager, and be able to ask questions in a friendly, informal environment.
As part of your nomination process, you will:
- be given a role description for trustees (expected time commitments etc., subcommittee roles),
- provide information on your competencies, knowledge and experience.
- provider referees.
- be able to contact existing trustees to ask questions and seek their nomination of you.
We look forward to hearing from you.