Museum Governance Group

Expressions of Interest called for governance group to establish the vision for the Museum.

As part of its Long-term Plan deliberations, the Invercargill City Council resolved to establish a governance group to provide advice on reimagining the Museum.

It is proposed to develop “a unique and compelling vision for the Museum that will define the nature of the service for the community of Invercargill and solidify its role in the Southland region”.

At its Extraordinary Performance, Policy and Partnerships Committee meeting on the 30th June the Committee agreed to the establishment of the governance group, to be made up of seven members who would be selected via an Appointments Panel.

The composition of the group needs to achieve synergy as it addresses a complex arrangement of technical and service oriented advice and, on this basis, it is proposed not to be a stakeholder or representative group – rather the composition proposed is to recognise the complexity in the work to be undertaken.

The group will need to make its recommendations to Council in time for inclusion in the draft Annual Plan 2022/23.

The Appointments Panel are now calling for expressions of interest from members of the community who can demonstrate skill and / or experience in the following areas, including:

  • An ability to participate in strategic workshops (min. 2 / month with potential for more if needed)
  • Have a tangible link to the arts / creativity / science / education / museum focused sectors
  • Ability to synthesise complex information
  • Experience in capital project delivery, and understanding current building standards
  • Experience in attracting external funding
  • Relationships with central government
  • Financial analysis
  • Understanding of customer experience

All expressions of interest remain confidential to the Appointments Panel and will be sent to the Panel members for consideration.

These roles are likely to be unpaid roles, requiring between 60 and 90 minutes every second week on average. Consideration will be given to covering travel and other expenses for face to face meetings if members are from out of town.

If you have any questions please contact Steve Gibling, GM – Leisure and Recreation – 03 211 1705 who is acting as the Secretariat for the Appointments Panel and the Governance Group.

Expressions of interest open on the 6th July and close on the Wednesday the 21st July and can be emailed, with CV, to


Steve Gibling

GM – Leisure and Recreation

Terms of Reference

Draft Invercargill Museum Governance Group -Terms of Reference – Implementation
The Terms of Reference will remain in draft until the group is appointed and one of their first actions will be to review, confirm and adopt these as their final Terms of Reference.