Member Spotlight:


Alexander Tronolone Manager of Teaching & Learning, Grades 6-12+ Brooklyn Historical Society

Alex works at Brooklyn Historical Society as Manager of Teaching & Learning, Grades 6-12+, overseeing school programs, partnerships and curricula at the landmark Brooklyn Heights building, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, and Brooklyn Historical Society - DUMBO. His background is in history and Special Education. He has worked at a variety of Brooklyn cultural institutions, including the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum and the New York Transit Museum. He has served as a Trustee-at-Large for the NYCMER board in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017.


NYCMER is a volunteer, non-profit organization led by members nominated to represent our diverse field.


NYCMER Board members plan monthly workshops addressing topics in the field, manage a network of over 900 museum professionals, and assist the Conference Committee in planning the annual conference


Call for Nominations

Elected and Appointed Positions for the Board of Trustees


Call for Nominations to the Board

NYCMER is a volunteer, non-profit organization led by members nominated to represent our dynamic field. The Board welcomes applicants from across the city and the tri-state area. Nominees at all career levels, from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Application Materials

Please review the information below and submit the nomination form and a letter of reference by Friday, March 15, 2019. Self-nominations are welcome and candidates can be in touch with questions or to discuss position details by emailing Charlotte Martin. Please note that current members of the Board of Trustees do not need to include a reference.



NYCMER was founded in 1979 and continues to grow with membership from across the tri-state area, that represents a variety of disciplines, work settings, roles and career stages. NYCMER provides a forum for museum education professionals to address meaningful issues relevant to our work and to exchange and disseminate current information. We collaboratively produce professional development opportunities for our members and guests such as workshops, roundtable discussions, seminars, symposia, peer groups, and conferences.


About the NYCMER Board

NYCMER’s governing body is the Board of Trustees, consisting of current NYCMER Members all serving in non-salaried positions. The Board consists of four Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary & Peer Groups Liaison, Treasurer); six Appointed Trustees (Archivist, Resources & Social Media Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Event and Job Listings Coordinator and Website Coordinator); and no fewer than eight Trustees-at-Large elected from among the Members. No more than two Trustees may have the same institutional affiliation.


The purposes of the Board as set forth in its 501(c)(3) Certificate of Incorporation are:

  • to address issues of museum and educational interest;
  • to exchange and disseminate relevant information;
  • to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, symposia, professional development series, and conferences; and
  • to pursue related charitable, cultural and educational purposes as permitted under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Detailed Position Descriptions:


Vice President (1 position, Elected by Membership)

The Vice President also serves as Chair of the Annual Conference. In such capacity, the Vice President forms a Conference Committee, appoints one or more Annual Conference co-chairs, establishes the Annual Conference topic, designs and implements the program, establishes a budget and reports on Conference Committee proceedings to the Board. At the request of the President or in their absence or during their disability, the Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the functions of the President. This position requires a two year commitment, serving for a 2019-2021 term.


Archivist (1 position, Appointed by the Board)

The Archivist is responsible for maintaining the historical records and files of the organization. This position plays a key role in ongoing strategic planning projects and membership initiatives that require the organization and dissemination of archived materials. This position requires a two year commitment, serving for a 2019-2021 term.


Membership Coordinator (1 position, Appointed by the Board)

The Membership Coordinator is a forward facing position on the Board. This person processes all membership renewals, works on outreach for new memberships, and provides the Board with current membership information. The Membership Coordinator also serves as the Chair of the Outreach Committee.This position requires a two year commitment, serving for a 2019-2021 term.


Trustee-at-Large (10 positions, Elected by Membership)

Trustees-at-Large develop, facilitate, and lead monthly professional development programs and serve on committees to ensure that events and activities are carried out in accordance with the goals and objectives of NYCMER’s mission. Candidates must be accessible by email and prepared to communicate with Board members on a regular basis. Familiarity with Google Sheets, Forms, and Docs is also recommended. Candidates should have experience or interest in planning programs, be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and be interested in developing the field of museum education. The Board's obligation to its members is to govern in a style that embraces and supports diversity on many levels, including but not limited to race, ability, and identity, incorporates a spectrum of perspectives, and emphasizes the importance of equity. The term for Trustees-at-Large is one year, serving for the 2019-2020 term.


Additional Board Commitments

All NYCMER Board members are expected to make the following commitments:

  • Monthly Meetings: held once a month (September – May) from 6:15 – 8 p.m. on a weekday and location determined by consensus at the beginning of the term. Board members must attend at least 6 of the 9 meetings annually.
  • Full-day retreat: a one-day retreat scheduled in summer 2019 at a location to be determined. Titled trustees also attend a 2-hour pre-retreat earlier in the summer.
  • Monthly Programs & Committees: Board members may serve, as a minimum, on either two monthly program teams or serve on one program team and one committee over the course of the year. In addition, Board members attend at least three monthly programs.
  • Board Committees: Board members may also serve on committees that support the management and long term growth of the organization.
  • Annual Conference: All NYCMER Board members assist the Conference Committee in executing the NYCMER annual conference in May. Board attendance at the NYCMER conference is mandatory.