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The NYCMER Board is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2023 member-elected Board positions! Thank you to all those who spread the word, encouraged colleagues to run, and stepped up!

Member-Elected Positions for July 2023-June 2025:

Vice President - Manage NYCMER's largest professional development event of the year!  

The Vice President serves as Chair of the Annual Conference Committee and is an executive member of the Board. The VP recruits and oversees the Conference Committee (CC), establishes a budget with the Treasurer, selects a venue, and works with the CC to request and review session proposals, identify a keynote speaker, plan evaluation, and more. The VP is also responsible for overseeing the selection of the NYCMER intern. It is recommended that candidates have experience serving on the Conference Committee prior to serving as VP. This position is elected by NYCMER members.  

Trustee-at-Large  - Plan programs, advocate for members, and guide NYCMER’s priorities. 

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. This position is elected by NYCMER members.

Note: There are 5 Trustee-at-Large positions open.

What about the other positions?

  • All NYCMER Board roles are two-year terms, so half of the positions are open for nominations each year.
  • Some positions are elected by the NYCMER membership and some are appointed by the NYCMER Board. At the March 7 Board meeting, the Board appointed: 
    • Brian Levine as Archivist
    • Lillian Young as Event Coordinator
    • Danielle Hilkin as Website Coordinator

The full new Board will be announced ahead of the NYCMER Annual Conference, which will be held on Monday, May 15.

How do I vote?

  • On Monday, April 17, all NYCMER members will receive a ballot via Election Runner.
  • To vote for member-elected positions, make sure that your NYCMER membership is up to date! You can check your membership status by logging into the Member Portal. If you have any questions, our Membership Coordinator, Stephanie Joseph, is happy to help. Email her at

Questions about the election process? Reach out to, we’d love to hear from you! 


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.