MAC Steering Committee Application, 2020 - 2022
We are excited to have you apply for the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium's (MAC) Steering Committee. This is a volunteer opportunity to develop skills and take on a leadership role in promoting accessibility at cultural institutions across the tri-state area.
Space on the Steering Committee is limited. All completed applications will be considered. Nominees are invited to complete the following brief questionnaire and submit a resume for consideration no later than February 15, 2020. Please send your resume to
. Please carefully review the requirements and qualifications section below before completing this application. Nominees may be contacted for an interview or additional information. If you have questions about the application or would like to request this form in an alternative format, please contact
What is the Museum Access Consortium?
The Museum Access Consortium (MAC) is a volunteer-based association based in New York City that strives to enable people with disabilities to access cultural facilities of all types. We define accessibility broadly, to include architectural, physical, programmatic, communication, attitudinal and other forms of access. We take as a basic tenet that increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.
What is the role of the Steering Committee for the Museum Access Consortium?
The MAC Steering Committee is composed of volunteer representatives from cultural institutions and/or from the disability community, who are responsible for: 1) guiding the vision and strategic planning of the association; 2) developing and implementing educational workshops; 3) fostering connections between the disability and museum communities; 4) building MAC membership and participation; and 5) advocating for the advancement of universal access at cultural facilities, including performing arts venues, botanical gardens, zoos, libraries, museums, historic houses, parks, and more.
Attend majority of MAC Steering Committee monthly meetings and strategic planning meetings, occurring in New York City.
Attend workshops hosted by MAC.
Participate in the development and implementation of at least two MAC workshops per year.
Contribute to the development of content for distribution via the website, MAC newsletter, and social media outlets, as well as presentations at conferences on behalf of MAC.
Be willing to serve a two-year term.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Have professional and/or personal experience with disability and accessibility at cultural institutions. MAC values the experiences of people who have disabilities; Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Are interested in educating and advocating for universal access at cultural institutions, including all people with disabilities.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
Have knowledge of and connected to disability communities broadly.
Are able to plan and host workshops.
Are team players and able to work in a cooperative fashion, but who are also self-starters
Have a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Why do you want to be a part of the MAC Steering Committee?
What is your experience (personal and/or professional) with disability and cultural institutions?
Have you attended MAC workshops and events in the past? What themes would you like to see MAC explore? What are some ideas you have for potential workshops or other offerings?
What strengths, skills, or perspectives do you have that you could contribute to MAC?
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?
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