MCN 2015 Board of Directors Candidacy Form

Call for MCN Board Members Candidates

    Please provide the following information about yourself:

    Thank you for your interest in the MCN Board of Directors. For the Nominating Committee to consider your candidacy as a Board candidate, kindly complete the following form by Friday October 9, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. MCN is a welcoming and candid community of professionals passionate about empowering museums to address challenges and embrace opportunities within the evolving digital landscape. MCN’s Board of Directors is both a governance and a working board. In addition to the fiduciary duties expected from Directors of a 503(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, MCN Directors are also expected to volunteer some of their time and efforts in managing the organization according to MCN’s mission as well as the needs and interests of our community. For many, serving on the board of MCN is a way to give back to an organization and a community that have helped them throughout their museum careers.
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    What we're looking for

    In 2015, MCN is looking to fill four (4) Director vacancies on the Board. In 2017, MCN will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, so this is an exciting time to join our Board. Not only are we looking for board candidates who will be able to help MCN plan this unique milestone but also to execute a new set of strategic priorities currently being finalized. While all member of the community with an interest in serving MCN, we are particularly interested in candidates with specific experience and skills in two or more of the following key areas: -Conference programming and professional development -Business development (fundraising & sponsorships) and strategic partnerships -Marketing, branding, public relations, and community engagement -Management of volunteer programs -Nonprofit management and/or governance
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    What's expected of MCN Board Members?

    As a working board, MCN Directors are expected to dedicate between 3-4 hours a month (often more) working on MCN business, including attending a monthly conference-call board meeting and other committee meetings. Additionally, they are also expected to attend two (2) annual board meetings in person: one the week of MCN’s Annual Conference (typically in November), and another, generally in the spring, the week of the Museums and the Web conference wherever that location may be. Directors cannot be compensated and MCN does not pay for travel or other related expenses. For reference, MCN’s By-Laws are posted on our website: http://mcn.edu/about/governance/
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    Thank you.

    The MCN’s Nominating Committee will review all applications and propose a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for discussion, followed by a vote on the individual appointment of each proposed candidate for Director. We anticipate notifying successful candidates the week of October 19, 2015. The MCN’s Nominating Committee Liz Neely, President Loic Tallon, VP-President Elect Scott Sayre, Director Amy Heibel, Director Eric Longo, Executive Director If you have any questions, please contact Eric Longo, Executive Director, MCN at eric@mcn.edu.