Film Otago Southland seeks Chair and Trustee positions

Posted Thursday 18 Aug 2022

Film Otago Southland seeks Chair and Trustee positions

If you can combine a good knowledge of the local film industry with experience in strategic thinking and  organisational growth then consider one of these three voluntary positions.

Film Otago Southland (FOS) is recruiting a Chair and two additional Trustees to the Board to replace retiring Trustees. 

Trustees: This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Film Otago Southland and play an important role in shaping the future of the regional screen sector. The board is looking for Trustees with a knowledge of the film industry and experience in strategic thinking and organisational growth.

Governance experience is desirable but the board will support aspiring Trustees who have a commitment to the governing process of Film Otago Southland and the goal to promote film and screen industry benefits within the Otago and Southland region.

Chair: Ideally the applicant will have prior experience as a Chair, Trustee or Director, however, the board has experienced governance at the table and is prepared to provide training with the IoD and mentorship for an aspiring Chair with a local connection to the industry.

FOS is a not-for-profit Trust supporting screen production in the region in collaboration with the Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin Regional Film Offices. The Trust brings together representatives, and funding, from Queenstown Lakes District Council, Dunedin City Council, Great South, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Central Otago District Council and Waitaki District Council.

The Trust’s purpose is to: stimulate regional economic growth by helping to attract and facilitate screen productions; develop the sector for regional business; maximise opportunities for regional film professionals; and assist with policy development.

Commitment Required

Attendance at four formal quarterly Board meetings (2hrs) and four Operations meetings (1hrs) per year. The board is supportive of the option of video conferencing with a goal of at least 2 in-person meetings. Trustees should also be available for ad-hoc consultation and appointments in between meetings and may be invited to represent Film Otago Southland at industry events as applicable.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying to become a Trustee or Chair of Film Otago Southland, please email a CV and Cover Letter through to current Chair Brad Hurndell

Applications close: 20th September 2022