Board Members, Museum of Transport and Technology

Vaney Search

  • Part-time
  • Auckland

About the role

The Museum of Transport and Technology (‘MOTAT’) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest science, technology and transport museum. It offers an engaging, inspiring, and fun learning experience for visitors of all ages while collecting, operating and preserving the country’s technological taonga and stories. 

MOTAT’s vision is to use the past, present and future technology and ingenuity of Aotearoa to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

My past is my present is my future, I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past.

The continued success of MOTAT requires a Board with a passion to deliver this vision, a commitment to applying the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a membership that reflects the diversity of Tāmaki Auckland. Together, board members must bring a range of experience and perspectives, and work as a team to deliver future-focused governance that combines commercial savvy with a commitment to culture and heritage, and to our communities. 

This recruitment process is for the MOTAT Society appointments only. In 2024, there are two appointments being considered. These are genuine vacancies, with no existing board member seeking reappointment. Reappointments of Auckland Council appointees are being undertaken through a separate process.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking candidates with a strong degree of alignment to MOTAT’s values and vision, who have the time, energy and commitment to be proactive, involved board members. 

To complement the skills of existing board members, this year we are seeking candidates who can bring one or both of the following:

  • An advocate for and practitioner of Mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori. Has significant experience and networks in successfully partnering and/ or engaging with whānau, hapū and iwi (if you are at the start of your governance careers, MOTAT will support you in your governance journey)
  • Experience and demonstrated professional competence in collections governance in the field of arts, culture and heritage

Candidates must be Auckland-based, or within driving distance of Auckland.

How to apply

This appointment process is being supported by MartinJenkins and Vaney Executive Search. For further information on the board, key candidate requirements and application process, please read the ‘Information for Candidates’ Pack on MartinJenkins’ website:

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

You can also contact Vaney Search for a confidential conversation: 

Bridget Vaney – Email: Mobile: 027 663 3298 


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