Run for the Board of Trustees
Are you interested in shaping the future of museum education? Want to amplify a diverse range of voices through quality professional development? Looking for a way to grow your network and get more involved in NYCMER? Ready to grow as a leader? Nominate yourself for the NYCMER Board!
Call for Nominations to the Board
The New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization whose board members represent our dynamic field. The Board welcomes applicants from across the New York metropolitan area, at all career levels and from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds. All NYCMER members are welcome to apply.
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How to Apply
- Apply Here
- Complete the nomination form by Monday, September 20.
- Ask someone to complete the reference form by Tuesday, September 21.
- Make sure that your NYCMER membership is up to date. Not sure? Our Membership Coordinator, Hope Morrill, is happy to help. Email her at email@example.com.
- Questions about the process? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Coordinator - Strengthen NYCMER’s online presence and tools for members!
The Website Coordinator maintains NYCMER’s website by posting program announcements and other documents, updating the site as needed and assessing and implementing current technology and design. This position also plays a significant role in organizing and coordinating communication with membership and sending all NYCMER emails to our list of over 2,000 contacts. This position is appointed by the NYCMER Board of Trustees.
Additional Board Commitments
All NYCMER Board Members are expected to make the following commitments:
- Monthly Meetings: held once a month (September-May) from 6:15-8pm 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 2021 at a location to be determined. Titled trustees also attend a half-day pre-retreat earlier in the summer.
- Monthly Programs: Board Members plan monthly (September-April) professional development and networking programs. They serve, as a minimum, on either two monthly program teams or on one program team and one committee over the course of the year. In addition, Board Members must 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.
NYCMER was founded in 1979 and continues to grow with membership from across the tri-state area, representing 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, Postingss Coordinator, Website Coordinator, and Events Coordinator); and no fewer than eight Trustees-at-Large elected from among the Members. No more than three Trustees may have the same full-time institutional affiliation.
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 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 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.