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Department of State Growth

Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Board Member

Expressions of Interest now open

The Department of State Growth invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Act 2017 (the Act) completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent on 16 October 2017, and is yet to commence. A copy of the Act is provided.

The Board’s strategic functions and powers are detailed in Section 8 and 9 of the Act.

Section 7(3) of the Act states that collectively, members are to have qualifications or experience in, or expert knowledge of, most of the matters listed below.

  • expertise in research relevant to the TMAG Collection;
  • art;
  • Tasmanian history and cultural heritage, including Aboriginal cultural heritage;
  • natural science;
  • business or financial management;
  • commercial or corporate law;
  • marketing or fundraising;
  • public sector administration; and
  • community representation and education.

The Act also requires the Board to have at least one member who can appropriately represent the interests of the Tasmanian community.

Expressions of interest will be assessed against these criteria.

The appointment will be for a term of up to three years. The Board meets in Hobart and remuneration will be $12 000 per annum plus reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

In accordance with the State Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, women are strongly encouraged to submit an application for this position.

Expressions of interest, including a statement of appropriate experience to support the role of Board member and a copy of your CV should be forwarded to Ms Jacqui Allen via email to or via mail to GPO Box 536, Hobart 7001 by close of business, Friday 12 January 2018. Statements should specifically address your capabilities in relation to the matters outlined above.

Relevant policies:

Cabinet Process for Board Appointments (Gender Equity) Guidelines