About the role
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES of a Board Member
It shall be the responsibility of the Board to establish and maintain standing orders, policies and procedures, and systems of financial control, internal control, and performance reporting.
It shall be the responsibility of the Board to clearly demarcate and delegate the functions of sub-committees, officers, the CEO, and other staff and agents.
It shall be the responsibility of the CEO to address key management and operational issues within the direction and the policies laid down by the Board, including:
- Developing and implementing organisational strategies and making recommendations to the Board on significant strategic initiatives;
- Making recommendations for the appointment of staff, determining terms of appointment, evaluating performance, and developing and maintaining succession plans for staff;
- Developing the annual budget and managing day-to-day operations within the budget;
- Maintaining an effective risk management framework;
- Keeping the Board and regulators informed about any developments with a material impact on the organisation’s performance; and
- Managing day-to-day operations in accordance with agreed standards for social, ethical and environmental practices.
The Board meets approximately six times per year, in addition to the Annual General Meeting.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES of the Treasurer
- Work with the Executive Director / Co-CEO, overseeing the financial administration of the organisation;
- Advise the board on financial strategy and ensure the board understands its financial obligations;
- Ensure the organisation complies with tax regulations, such as GST, PAYG, payroll tax and fringe benefits tax;
- Review internal processes and reporting methods as required.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, such as finance and/or business.
- Registered as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Practising Accountant (treasurer only).
- Experience in, or an interest in, the arts.
- Experience in not-for-profit accounting and the management of grants and acquittals (treasurer only).
- Women, queer, non-binary and First Nations candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
About the organisation
Vitalstatistix (Vitals) is a vibrant incubator of experimental, multidisciplinary, and transformative art from our home at the Waterside Workers Hall on Yerta Bulti (Port Adelaide), Kaurna Country, approximately 15km north-west of Adelaide CBD, South Australia.
Founded in 1984 by Margie Fischer, Ollie Black and Roxxy Bent, the company’s original focus on advancing feminist theatre and the careers of professional women theatre-makers has seen Vitalstatistix make a substantial contribution to the Australian feminist art movement over the last four decades.
This foundational radical determination and progressive ambition still lie at the heart of Vitals. Both outward looking and deeply embedded locally, our small contemporary arts organisation has a national impact and reputation that greatly exceeds our size.
Our initiatives empower, support, produce, curate, and present art and artists from across Australia, with a particular focus on feminist, queer and First Nations artists, the development of South Australian artists and practice, and contributing to progressive public dialogue and change.
Vitalstatistix is also central to the cultural life of Port Adelaide/Yerta Bulti, a proud working-class city between the river and the sea. The state-heritage- listed Waterside Workers Hall provides Vitals with a strong cultural and political foundation to our deep engagement with communities, artists, thought-leaders, activists, and audiences.
Gathering, investigating, participating, advocating, and creating, are all hallmarks of the Vitalstatistix experience. Our combination of nourishing contemporary art and progressive Australian life is the unique offer that Vitals makes to artists, audiences, and our community.
How to apply
Please forward a CV together with why you’re interested in joining our board, to email@example.com
Board roles will remain open and will be filled on an ongoing basis as candidates are identified. The Treasurer role will be filled no later than 30th November 2023.
Please quote in application: General Board Members & Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.