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Job details

Music Therapy New Zealand
17 Oct 2021
Work type
Volunteer, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Education & Development, Management & Admin, Other



Tēnā koutou,

As a dynamic organisation, MThNZ continues to thrive and we are looking for new Council members with specific skills. We’d love to hear from you and invite you to send your governance CV to

If you have questions you can contact the President at this email address or by texting 021 975 530.

The purpose of MThNZ is to champion potential and wellbeing through the professional use of Music Therapy. MThNZ is an incorporated society and as a membership organisation, advocates for the employment of NZ Registered Music Therapists and governs their ethical and professional standards of practice to enhance Hauora and Waiora of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. We offer support for an increasing number and geographical spread of Registered Music Therapists working across a diverse range of New Zealand communities, foster high quality experiences for all music therapy clients, continue to develop our relationship with the Taonga Puoro community, and advance music therapy positions using evidence-based research.

We employ an EO who works 30 hours a week, a part time administrator, and our Registration Board employs a part time Registrar. We aim for a balance of music therapy practitioners and lay people on our 8 member Council. Having reviewed our governance skill mix and, in the context of the direction we want to take, we are looking for a managed transition towards inclusion of the following skills on the Council.

1. capability and experience in one or more members to support the embedding of MThNZ’s approach to partnering with Māori that is commensurate with our role as a national organisation, and builds on the many good things already acknowledged as happening in this area

2. strategic investment management, finance and business thinking – somebody who has contemporary experience of formal reporting and audit practices to support the EO

3. business, government and political networks – someone who has networks and connections which may help us open doors otherwise inaccessible to us to support the Council turn these into actionable opportunities, and to be involved in Council’s strategic conversations

4. skills in the areas of design, marketing and communications (including social media) to oversee and grow membership, and funds through bequests and donations

For succession planning purposes, we will also be looking for new members with the capability and experience to undertake the Deputy Chair or Chair role.

Ngā mihi

Linda Webb MNZM, President MThNZ

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Music Therapy New Zealand

6 Aug 2021