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Nominations for Board & Executive Committee are Open

Tuesday, March 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
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AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Governance & Nominating Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation* calls for nominations for up to nine at-large positions on the Board of Trustees. Additionally, two Executive Committee, Vice President roles are open: Vice President, Communications and Vice President, Programming.

Our board upholds and represents best practices in the curatorial field and in the larger museum community, and is committed to promoting advocacy of and diversity within the curatorial profession and visual arts community.


PROCESS

The Governance & Nominating Committee vets Board of Trustees and Executive Committee position nominations and ensures the creation of a broad slate that is supportive of our Strategic Plan’s goals of diversity and advocacy.

From there, the candidates move forward to be approved by a vote of the Board of Trustees. A full membership vote to ratify the final nominations will take place at the organizations’ Annual Conference & Meeting in Houston, Texas, May 7 – 10, 2016. Should a candidate move forward to be presented to the current Board, we ask that every effort be made to attend the Board meeting on May 8.

The Executive Committee and Board of Trustee roles officially begin in June 2016, and orientation materials will be shared over the summer months.

ELIGIBILITY & NOMINATIONS

  • All current members of AAMC are invited to make nominations.
  • Nominated parties must be current members of AAMC.
  • Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Nominations must be made with the prior approval of the candidate.

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations or self-nominations must submit the following:

  • Information about the candidate's record of service to the AAMC & AAMC Foundation
  • Brief bio (maximum of 250 words)
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Contact information, including: full name, title, organization affiliation (if applicable), email, and phone number
  • A letter of interest from the nominee addressed to: Governance & Nominating Committee, AAMC & AAMC Foundation, 174 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075, USA (emailed not mailed). Please note that candidates affiliated with an institution are required to receive permission from their director to serve on the Board and should confirm that this permission has been secured in the letter of interest.

DEADLINE
March 25, 2016, 3:00 PM ET, late submissions will not be accepted.

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS
Nomination information should be submitted as attachments, in pdf format, to aamc@artcurators.org



INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Essential Board responsibilities are listed below. All Board members are expected to uphold best practices in the curatorial field, promote advocacy of it, and further diversity within it. Trustees should also be able to speak positively and clearly about the AAMC & AAMC Foundation, including our mission, strategic plan, accomplishments, and goals, to garner support and awareness from the museum, art and culture communities & general public.

Board meetings are held four times a year: March, May, September and December, dates are set at the May meeting, but are subject to change. Currently meetings are held in NYC, with the exception of the May meeting, which is held at the Conference host city.Fall and Spring are the most active times of the year.All candidates should solicit support from their organizations to attend key AAMC & AAMC Foundation meetings in person.

Terms of office for a Trustee at-large is three years, with a three-year option for renewal. We have a policy of support at the $500 level, direct or in-kind. We hope that each Trustee will make a direct donation at any level.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Further the mission and purpose of AAMC & AAMC Foundation. It is an ongoing Board responsibility to review and update as appropriate the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served, as well as further the current mission and direction of the organizations.
  • Provide proper financial oversight and stability, including outreach for funding sources, budget review, and other items.
  • Ensure adequate resources. One of the Board’s foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission, and be supportive of the organization’s staff.
  • Confirm legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability. The Board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
  • Ensure effective organizational planning. The Board must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the strategic plan’s goals.
  • Recruit and orient new Board, Committee and general members.
  • Together assess Board performance. The Board has a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and evaluate its own performance periodically and comprehensively.
  • Enhance the organization’s public standing and advocacy efforts.
  • Participate, support, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services.

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES

Vice President, Programs, Executive Committee
On average, the Vice President, Programs will need to commit to 2 - 3 hours a week. The fall and spring, are the most active times of the year and may require additional hours. The Terms of Office is for two years, however, the term for Vice President of Programs may be extended in two-year increments two times, as long as their Trustee status is current as well.

  • Serve as an active member of the Executive Committee.
  • Serve as Executive Committee liaison to the Professional DevelopmentCareer Support, and Conference Committees: acting as a direct voice of the organization’s strategic plan goals, including diversity and advocacy initiatives, and sharing directives across committees—and therefore an active participatory member on each committee.
  • Work with Executive Director and relevant Committees on programming, as needed and/or requested.
  • The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Trustees.

 

Vice President, Communications, Executive Committee
On average, the Vice President, Communications (Marketing & Communications, proposed revision to title to be approved) will need to commit to 2 - 3 hours a week. The fall and spring, are the most active times of the year and may require additional hours. The Terms of Office is for two years, however, the term for Vice President of Communications may be extended in two-year increments two times, as long as their Trustee status is current as well.

  • Serve as an active member of the Executive Committee.
  • Oversee, with the Co-Chair, the Marketing & Communications Committee.
  • Serve as Executive Committee liaison to the Membership Committee: acting as a direct voice of the organization’s strategic plan goals, including diversity and advocacy initiatives, and sharing directives across committees—and therefore an active participatory member on the committee.
  • Work with the President, Executive Director, and others as needed, to review and approve press releases.
  • Review marketing outreach and materials as requested, and conference final analysis and session proposals.
  • The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Trustees.

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