Run for the Board of Trustees
The NYCMER Board is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2022 member-elected Board positions! Thank you to all those who spread the word, encouraged colleagues to run, and stepped up.
On March 21, an individualized email was sent to each active NYCMER member with a unique link and log-in information for the election in Election Runner. If you are a NYCMER member, please look in your inbox and spam folder for this email.
Voting is open for 2 weeks until Monday, April 4.
Member-Elected Positions for July 2022-June 2023:
The President is responsible for the overall administration of NYCMER and presides over meetings of the Board and events organized for the membership. The President provides leadership in the formulation and implementation of strategic planning and policies.
This position is elected by NYCMER members.
The Treasurer serves as an officer on the NYCMER Board and is responsible for supervision of NYCMER's financial records, chairing the Finance Committee, filing of the organization's taxes annually, and close coordination with other Board Officers and Trustees. The Treasurer works with board members to pursue additional funding opportunities and ensure financial stability. This position is elected by NYCMER members.
Trustee-at-Large - Plans programs, advocates for members, and guides 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 1 Board meeting, the Board appointed:
- Stephanie Joseph as Membership Coordinator
- Emily Dall’Orso as Resources and Social Media Coordinator
- The NYCMER Events Coordinator position is currently vacant. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The full new Board will be announced ahead of the NYCMER Annual Conference, which will be held on May 16.
How do I vote?
- All active NYCMER members were sent an email with a unique link and log-in information for Election Runner. Please look in your inbox and spam folder for this email.
- Ballots must be completed by Monday, April 4, 2021.
Open Positions for Nominations for special one-year term July 2022-June 2023:
Event Coordinator - special one-year term
The Event Coordinator is responsible for overseeing event logistics across the organization, including those for monthly programs and Board meetings.
This position is appointed by the NYCMER Board of Trustees.
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.