Expression of Interest
HotHouse Theatre is a leading professional theatre company based regional Australia. It is also one of the last remaining in regional Australia. In 2017 Hothouse Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary since taking up residence at the Butter Factory Theatre on Gateway Island between Albury and Wodonga.
Through the power of new Australian theatre, we explore compelling ideas and inspire our community to embrace creativity.
To be a creative force in Australian theatre making and a cultural force in our regional community.
HotHouse Theatre is an adventurous producer, presenter and commissioner of high quality Australian theatre and a centre for artistic retreat and development. Located on the border of regional NSW and Victoria, we also provide artistic and professional development programs for the communities of Albury-Wodonga and the surrounding regions of Southern NSW and North East Victoria.
HotHouse Theatre began as the Murray River Performing Group in 1979, when nine brilliant, determined Victorian College of the Arts theatre graduates descended upon the border towns of Albury-Wodonga. Their mission: to settle in the region and respond theatrically to its life and spirit. In 1997 we transformed into HotHouse Theatre, a contemporary, professional theatre company offering diverse, exciting theatre fare to our regional audiences.
In 2017, HotHouse is a versatile organisation, with deep local and regional roots and a broad national reach and recognition. The people of our region continue to support us generously: as engaged audience members, as sponsors and philanthropic donations and as enthusiastic partners and participants in our community programs and services.
Creativity – Creativity is at the heart of everything we do. We support Australian artiststo make adventurous, compelling work, and the people of our community and companyto converse, explore, and express.
Curiosity – We are inquisitive about our home, our people and the broader landscape.We explore the interests, stories, experiences and social dynamics of our communityand connect them to the heart of our theatre-making practice and our satellite events.
Collaboration – We partner with amazing theatre artists and companies throughoutAustralia to make culturally relevant work. We collaborate with local businesses andorganisations to invite our community into a critical dialogue with us.
Cultural Leadership – Individually and collectively, we are active in the life of our region.We acknowledge our remarkable roots and understand that without the support of our community, we would not be here. We lead activities. We get involved. We are a gathering place, a cultural oasis, and an enthusiastic partner. We show up and support other organisations and events in our community.
Consideration – We are an inclusive organisation and we support diversity in our workplace. We show respect for everyone who connects or works with us. We listen, we try to understand, and we are compassionate. When our partners and collaborators think and work differently to us, we consider this an opportunity to learn.
The Commonwealth Government, through the Australia Council for the Arts and the NSW and Victorian Governments through Arts NSW and Creative Victoria respectively provide multi year organisational funding. HotHouse in addition generates earned income through the delivery of range of annual programs and services.
Non-Executive Board Directors are appointed with reference to a skills matrix. This matrix takes into consideration relevant skills as they relate to a strategic skill gaps matrix as well as Board diversity including age, gender, culture, location and involvement with the local community and broader region and relevant experience.
HotHouse is currently seeking an appropriately skilled person to be appointed a Non- Executive Board Director, Treasurer and Chair, Finance and Audit Subcommittee.
The successful applicant will, at a minimum, demonstrate strong skills and experience in financial management including financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting. The successful applicant may bring a range of additional skills and experience to the role.
Strong business networks and the community would be viewed favourably but are not mandatory. An understanding and or an interest in the role the arts play in a civil society and sensitivity to artists would be good.
This role might appeal to a range of people with the relevant skills and experience. This could include:
* Looking to develop board and governance experience initially in a well governed not for profit
* An emerging or established leader in our community
* Mid or later in a career looking to invest back into the community
* Induction Support The outgoing Treasurer has offered to provide the successful applicant with a level of support during an agreed 3 – 6 month transition period as agreed with the successful applicant.
Timing of Appointment
The Board wishes to make the appointment at the May 6th AGM or shortly thereafter. Please indicate your earliest start date if appointed.
Non-Executive Board positions are voluntary and for an initial 3 year term up to a maximum of 6 years. There is a six-month probationary period for all board appointments.
Enquiries and Application
Initial enquiries to Lyn Wallis CEO & Artistic Director at HotHouse on 02 60217433 or
Expressions of interest close 5pm Thursday April 28, 2017. Please address EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org addressing the selection criteria above.