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2017 Call for Nominations – MER Board of Directors

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is seeking nominations of qualified professionals for election to the MER Board of Directors. MER is one of the longest-standing nonprofit organizations championing museums as fundamentally educational institutions and helping professionalize museum education. Our lead product, the Journal of Museum Education (JME), is the only professional, peer-reviewed journal for the field. Through the JME and related programs and networking, we advance the museum field by promoting scholarship, dialogue, and community related to critical issues in museum education.

MER seeks committed and talented people from diverse disciplines for this working board. Specific areas of expertise that we are seeking in this board cycle include: membership, social media and development. Self-nominations are welcome.

Board members are asked to serve a three-year term (October 2017 – September 2020). An additional one to three more years is possible for a second term. MER will provide a board member orientation via conference call. All new board members are asked to attend the 2017 Board Retreat in Boston, on August 6, 7, & 8th. The annual board retreat location alternates between Washington, D.C. and another city each year. All other board meetings are conducted via conference call on a quarterly basis.

Board members are asked to participate in at least two roles, serving on one of the action teams and as a board officer, a liaison, or a task force member. All related meetings are conducted via conference call and supported by online file sharing using Proofhub. You are asked to participate in scheduled board meetings, typically one meeting each quarter, via conference call and an in-person annual board retreat in August. In general, there is a time commitment of a few hours per week throughout the year. Nominees must be members of MER before they are selected as a candidate. Nominees (or their institutions) must be willing to bear the cost of board participation – MER does not reimburse personal expenses incurred as a board member.

Your nomination (or self nominations) must include the name, title, and contact information of the nominee and a brief paragraph describing the nominee’s interest and qualifications. The nominee must also fill out an application, indicating the desire and time to actively serve. Applications are available for download here, and description of MER Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities are available here.

Nomination applications must be received via email by March 31, 2017.