About the role
Being on the Committee of this not-for-profit organisation is a great opportunity to understand and contribute to the arts and cultural sector at a whole new level. It is a voluntary position that requires a generous contribution of your time and skills to drive the strategic direction of the organisation, maintain financial stability and navigate a clear ethical pathway for the Branch.
As an AMaGA representative you will have the opportunity to engage with leading cultural professionals, attend industry openings and events, become a public advocate for the value of collecting organisations and influence the strategic direction of the Branch.
- Current Size: 4-11
- Time commitment: 3-4 hours per month
- Meetings (frequency): every 6-8 weeks
- Meetings Held: Late afternoons both virtually and/or at Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross.
- Board Meetings (Mode): Face-to-face, Virtual/Dial-in
- Payment: Nil – voluntary role (approved expenses reimbursed)
- Term: Initially 2 year term
- Diversity: AMaGA is seeking to develop an inclusive Committee in order to deliver on our mission of being a representative spokesperson for our members. We encourage applications from females, males or non-binary individuals, people with disabilities, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, English as an additional language or dialect, LGBTQI individuals.
- Areas of Expertise Being Sought: Advocacy / Fundraising/ Membership recruitment and management / Sponsorship generation / Corporate governance, NFP sector / diverse cultural competency across a range of communities
- Desirable Connections / Networks: Local government / State Government / First Nations arts, culture, and policy development / Corporate connections (for sponsors) / Allied or sympathetic industries (health and wellness, heritage, tourism, community development) / Regional Development Corporations or Councils
- Career Experience: AMaGA WA is seeking a balance of established leaders and emergent professionals.
About the organisation
Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is a not-for-profit, non-government national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries throughout Australia.
AMaGA Western Australia is the Perth-based branch that looks after museums, galleries and cultural workers in Western Australia. We provide professional services and training to staff, volunteers and those passionate for cultural and creative collections to develop and sustain the over 400 museums and galleries throughout WA. We advocate on behalf of the sector to communicate the value of museums and galleries, raise professional standards, inform policy and promote ethical practice.
The WA branch is governed by a Committee, elected by members of AMaGA Western Australia, that determines the operational and financial direction of the branch. This is defined by the AMaGA Western Australia By-Laws and operates under the AMaGA Constitution and Model Rules.
How to apply
To nomminate for this position please follow this link to our application process.
You will need to answer several questions and supply a short biography, a CV and a recent professional image.
Applications close on 16 June 2021 at 5pm. Voting will open on Monday 21 June and close on Sunday 4 July 2021.
The new Committee will be announced at the AMaGA Western Australia Annual Meeting on 7 July at Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross (and virtual).
An informal Committee Information Session will held on THURSDAY 10 JUNE at 5.30pm via Microsoft Teams. WA Branch President, Christen Bell will provide an introduction to AMaGA Western Australia strategic projects and explain the work of the Committee. There will be an opportunity to meet some of the current Ordinary Members and ask questions about their role.
If you would lik to speak privately with someone about your suitability please get in touch. The President or Executive Director will contact you to discuss the role.
Please quote in application: Ordinary Committee member – AMaGA Western Australia via Pro Bono Australia.