The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is pleased to announce an open call for five positions on its Board of Directors for the Board Class of 2024-2026 and invites applications for those interested in serving.
Candidates should be museum professionals who work in New York museums, museum service industries, or for related academic programs; leaders in their museum discipline and in their commitment to advancing the field; and can demonstrate a relationship with the Museum Association of New York.
The Board Nominating/ Governance Committee has set a priority for people with the following skills:
The Committee is seeking nominations for museum professionals in the following regions:
MANY Board members assume certain roles and responsibilities including a financial commitment to the organization. Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the custody, control, and direction of MANY under NY and federal statutes and regulations and organizational bylaws.
Click here to read the document outlining those roles and responsibilities. We encourage applicants to discuss the roles and responsibilities with their immediate supervisor or board chair to ensure they have institutional support for their application and potential Board service.
Members of the Board of Directors work with colleagues to address the challenges and opportunities for museums in the state. MANY is committed to continuing to diversify its Board by geographic region, museum discipline and budget size, differing abilities, skills, race, gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, and age and welcomes applications from people who bring a range of skills and expertise to sustain a dynamic, innovative, and responsive organization.
MANY staff and Board meet at various locations around the state at least five times a year with one mandatory meeting during the annual conference. Board terms are three years long and are renewable for a second three years. The length of service may change if nominated to serve in an officer capacity.
Members of the Board of Directors:
Embrace MANY’s mission and advocate for the field and the organization.
Promote diversity in programming, membership, staffing, and board representation.
Contribute financially to the organization and/or secure donations.
Join MANY as Organizational Members.
Applicants must be:
Passionate about MANY’s mission.
Comfortable in leadership positions.
Known for innovation and creativity.
Constructive problem solvers.
Happy to share expertise with peers.
Familiar with MANY programs.
To apply to serve on MANY’s Board of Directors, complete and submit the application by clicking here.
Applications must be submitted by 5 PM on June 30, 2023.
Applications will be reviewed by the Committee and selected candidates should expect to participate in an informational discussion with Committee members as part of the application review. The Committee will bring nominations for a full board vote at the September 13, 2023 meeting of the Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified soon after.
Nominees approved by the board will be put to a vote by the membership in accordance with MANY by-laws.