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Board Treasurer

Organisation : Outer Space Artist Run Initiative Incorporated

Location : Brisbane (Fortitude Valley)

Time required : Approx 10 hours per month, but can vary with annual reporting deadlines (eg. Audit)

Duration of project : Two years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Finance & Accounting

Sector : Arts & Culture, Community Engagement

Application closing date : 4 Sep, 2022

About the role

The Outer Space Management Committee (made up of 10 Board members) is a working, volunteer Board, the oversees the governance and financial management of a small but agile arts organisation, that has recently transitioned from an artist-run space, to an arts organisation. Outer Space is looking for a new executive Board member to lead the development of annual budgets for Outer Space, to develop annual projections of funding and financial positioning to inform Board decisions about future investment and employment, and undertake general bookkeeping and account management.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Attend 1 x Board meeting (after hours) per month, in addition to managing Finance subcommittee ad hoc meetings
  • Developing and monitoring an overall annual budget, and individual grant budgets
  • Providing direct guidance to paid staff on budget management
  • Reporting to the Board every month on the revenue received and expenses incurred
  • Overseeing accounts payable for gallery expenses including payments to creatives
  • Overseeing accounts receivable including monitoring receipts from funding bodies such as the Australia Council for the Arts and State Government funding via Arts Queensland
  • Providing input to funding acquittals (e.g. advice on grant expenditure and any remaining funding)
  • Providing guidance to the Shadow Treasurer (volunteer position)
  • Liaise with the external auditors and consultants


About you:

  • Strong financial and management accounting background and knowledge of accounting principles, standards and concepts
  • Experience with not-for-profit organisations and in using Xero is desirable, but not essential
  • It is strongly preferred that the successful applicant is able to commit to two years with the organisation as part of the Board leadership team.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Outer Space Artist Run Initiative Incorporated


Outer Space is a Brisbane-based not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation. We collaborate with emerging and mid-career artists and arts workers to develop, make, and present critically engaged creative practice in a supportive professional environment.

Our exhibitions, events and public programs welcome those involved in, and curious about, the arts. Outer Space is committed to fostering a sustainable creative community in Brisbane that engages local, regional, national and global contexts. We manage a gallery space at the Judith Wright Centre, an office space, artist studio space in Fortitude Valley, and run regular exhibitions onsite at our Gallery and online.

How to apply

Position Description : Treasurer 2022 - Final

If you wish to obtain governance and board member experience, are interested in the arts and keen to be part of a friendly and supportive team, then this is a great opportunity for you to join
one of Queensland’s rapidly growing contemporary arts organisations.

To apply for the role, send us a CV and a cover letter describing your experience and why you
are interested in the role to the below contact details:

  • Holly Hart (current treasurer) at
  • Libby Davis & Alexandra Poiner (co-chairs) at

If you would like to discuss the role or have any further questions, please write to Holly Hart at to arrange a discussion.

Please quote in application: Board Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.


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