Run for the Board of Trustees
The following candidates are running for Board-appointed positions. The Board will review the candidates and vote at the monthly Board meeting, on Tuesday, March 2. For transparency about the Board election process, we are the sharing list of candidates and their profiles.
Following the March Board meeting, this page will be updated with the candidates for member-elected positions (Vice President, Secretary & Peer Group Liaison and Trustees-at-Large). The election will open soon thereafter.
Please note, to vote in the general NYCMER election you must have a valid membership as of March 15. Please see the bottom of this page for more information.
Board-Appointed Positions for July 2021-June 2023:
Preserves NYCMER’s history to help guide its future!
The Archivist maintains NYCMER’s files and historical records. This position also maintains governance structure and ensures periodic reviews of bylaws, governing documents, and policies and procedures. This position is appointed by the NYCMER Board of Trustees.
Event and Job Listings Coordinator
Keeps members connected to job and event opportunities!
The Event and Job Listings Coordinator processes and oversees outreach for all job and external event postings. This position is appointed by the NYCMER Board of Trustees.
Strengthens 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.
What about Other Positions?
- All NYCMER Board roles are two-year terms, so half of the positions are open for nominations each year.
- In addition to the above Board-appointed positions, these member-elected positions are up for election: Vice President, Secretary & Peer Group Liaison and 5 Trustee-at-Large positions.
- In March, the candidates for member-elected positions will be featured on the NYCMER website. The election will open, via Election Runner, in late March.
- The new Board will be announced ahead of the NYCMER Annual Conference, which will be held on May 17.
Will I be able to vote?
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); five 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 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.