This board position was created in 2015, as part of the transfer of LIANZA Children’s Book Awards to NZ Book Awards Trust. LIANZA and NZBAT are working together to enable the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults (NZCYA) to continue to flourish. The trustee will also represent the interests of LIANZA and the library sector in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day.
What are we looking for?
A LIANZA member with:
- Knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori and tikanga Māori
- Governance or senior committee membership experience
- Commitment to hands-on engagement with the awards
- A strong network within the library and information profession
- A passion for and knowledge of great literature, particularly for children and young adults
What are you committing to?
- Attend regular board meetings (usually four a year, plus an annual strategy meeting) both in person and by video conference.
- The role will require an average commitment of 10 hours per month, there is an operational aspect to the role.
- Attend two face-to-face meetings each year in Auckland, and the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards ceremony.
- Sit on a least one sub-committee, which will involve up to three video conference meetings a year.
- Help with the delivery of the various properties managed by the NZBAT.
- Facilitate communications between NZBAT and LIANZA members.
- Report on a quarterly basis to LIANZA Council.
If you are keen to assist LIANZA and NZBAT to grow the profile of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and the Trust’s other programmes, this may be a great professional opportunity for you.
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust was established as a charitable trust in 2014 to govern and manage the country’s two major literary awards and National Poetry Day, and to ensure their longevity and credibility. Other trustees comprise representatives of the Publishers Association of NZ, Booksellers Aotearoa NZ and the NZ Society of Authors, plus four independent trustees. To find out more about the work NZBAT does, visit http://www.nzbookawards.nz/.
Expressions of interest
Your expression of interest should include your CV and a covering letter outlining what you could offer the trust and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 14.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Ana Pickering email@example.com