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May Gibbs Nutcote
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The Role The Director and Treasurer plays an important role in ensuring the financial sustainability and ongoing viability of Nutcote Trust P/L. This role is voluntary but allow initially 15-25 hours commitment per month for Board meetings and other support activities and be able to commit to a minimum 12-24 months initial term. There are 7 Board meetings a year, including an AGM.

Hands-On We are small with 1 manager, 4 rotating part-time staff and many dedicated volunteers. An enthusiastic hands-on approach assisting at an operational level will be well received.


  • Review monthly financial reports prepared by our external bookkeeper and ensure all financial records are kept in accordance with relevant legislation

  • Prepare and present financial reports to the Board, assessing alignment with strategic and business plans; interpret financial information and advise on such matters

  • In consultation with the Chair and Company Secretary, monitor compliance with applicable laws, regulations, statutory reporting, standards, contracts as mitigate risks identified through a risk management plan

  • Work with the manager and Board on implementing and reviewing revenue streams and options

  • Electronically approve bank payments (payroll, creditors)

  • Review the proposed annual budget and underlying assumptions prior to presentation to the Board

  • Assist Chair and others on Endowment fund investment options – as needed

  • Assist Board and manager with grant applications

  • Annually – insurance policy review with the broker

  • Oversee the preparation on the preparation of the audited annual financial statements prior their submission to the AGM

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders such as; North Sydney Council and our associated charities

  • Attend our events, meet with our staff and volunteers

About Nutcote/ May Gibbs

Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs (1877-1969), Australia’s foremost children’s author and illustrator and best known today for her iconic story, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. Located in Sydney’s Neutral Bay and now a house museum surrounded by delightful gardens.

May Gibbs’ Nutcote is managed by a volunteer Board. The Board is responsible for appointing a paid Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the historic House Museum and Gardens. The Board at May Gibbs’ Nutcote reports annually on its activities to North Sydney Council.

Our Vision:May Gibbs’ Nutcote: an enduring celebration of an iconic Australian.

Our Purpose: To cherish May Gibbs’ home, garden and life by offering memorable experiences and rewarding learning opportunities.