Music Commission Board Internship Applications Now Open

October 14th 2020
The Board of Trustees of the New Zealand Music Commission is seeking an emerging creative sector professional with an interest and aspirations in governance to intern with them for 12 months from December 2020. We are looking for someone with confidence, fresh ideas and a willingness to learn.

The NZ Music Commission Te Reo Reka O Aotearoa is a government funded organisation that promotes music from New Zealand and supports the growth of New Zealand music businesses – both culturally and economically, at home and abroad. The hub of NZ Music Month, the Music Commission also delivers contemporary music programmes in schools, including the Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme; the Aotearoa Touring programme; provides music upskilling and capability tools and resources; and runs the international market development & trade show programme Outward Sound.


The role of the Board is to set, guide and monitor the strategic direction of the NZ Music Commission and to provide support and advice to the Chief Executive. Our Board members are diverse and bring perspectives from different parts of the music sector, but their primary purpose as a Board is to govern the organisation rather than represent individual interests.


The successful intern will:

       Be able to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective to the Board table.

       Be keen to learn about not-for-profit governance in an arts organisation.

       Attend all board meetings during the term of the internship – usually the first Tuesday morning of the month in Auckland.

       Participate in meeting discussions but will not have the right to vote, nor form part of the quorum for a meeting.

       Be expected to fully abide by the Board’s Trust Deed, Governance Manual and code of conduct including declarations of interest and confidentiality agreements.

       Be paid a meeting fee for meetings attended and be reimbursed for travel expenses in relation to meetings.


To apply please email your CV together with a brief letter explaining why you would like to intern with us and how you believe your skills, talents and aspirations might benefit the Board.


Applications close Wednesday 28 October at 5:00pm and short-listed applicants will be interviewed virtually in early November.


The successful applicant will be invited to an induction session with the Chair and Chief Executive in late November and to attend the December 2020 half-day Board meeting with the Board and staff.


The Music Commission commits to practices that reflect values of equality and inclusivity in governance and all activities.  Equality is defined as ‘equal opportunities and ensuring fair treatment’. Inclusivity is defined as ‘the inclusion of different types of people, and valuing and understanding difference’.


The Music Commission commits to be fair, equitable and non-discriminatory; and recognises the benefits of an organisational commitment to equality and inclusivity in governance and employment, and will support activities that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.


To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in the role to:


Applications are due by 5:00pm on Wednesday 28 October.

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