Member Spotlight:

Corinne

Corinne Flax Manager of School and Community Partnerships Bruce Museum

Corinne is the Manager of School and Community Partnerships at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich CT. She has a BA in Art History from Drew University and an MSA in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. Corinne has worked as an educator at several non-profit institutions in the New York City, including Wave Hill, theTransit Museum, MoMA, Guggenheim Museum and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

NYCMER is a volunteer, non-profit organization led by members nominated to represent our diverse field.

 

NYCMER Board members plan monthly workshops addressing topics in the field, manage a network of over 900 museum professionals, and assist the Conference Committee in planning the annual conference

 

Call for Nominations

Elected and Appointed Positions for the Board of Trustees

 

Are you looking for a way to get more involved in NYCMER? Interested in gaining leadership experience in the museum field? Want to amplify a diverse range of voices through guiding NYCMER programming? Nominate yourself or a colleague for the Board of NYCMER!

 

Call for Nominations to the Board

NYCMER is a volunteer, non-profit organization led by members nominated to represent our dynamic field. The Board welcomes applicants from across the city and the tri-state area. Nominees at all career levels, from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Due to changes in NYCMER’s bylaws to allow for more staggered Board transitions, several positions have special one-time terms this year. Please read the position descriptions carefully.

 

Application Materials

Please review the information below and submit the nomination form and a letter of reference by Friday, February 21. Preview the nomination form questions here. Self-nominations are welcome and candidates can be in touch with questions or to discuss position details by emailing Charlotte Martin at president@nycmer.org. Please note that current members of the Board of Trustees do not need to include a reference.

 

Detailed Position Descriptions:

 

President (1 position, Elected by Membership) 
The President is responsible for the overall administration of NYCMER and presides over meetings of the Board and events organized for the membership. The President provides leadership in the formulation and implementation of strategic planning and policies. The President must have had at least one year’s experience serving on the Board before serving as President. This position requires a two-year commitment, serving for a 2020-2022 term. 
 
Secretary & Peer Group Liaison (1 position, Elected by Membership)
The Secretary & Peer Group Liaison is responsible for keeping minutes of all meetings of the Board as well as coordinating and liaising with Peer Group leaders to ensure that those groups provide NYCMER members with meaningful opportunities for collaboration, develop and share materials and resources, and conduct themselves in accordance with the organization’s guidelines. This position is being elected for a special one-year term this year, serving from 2020-2021. 
 
Treasurer (1 position, Elected by Membership)
The Treasurer serves as an officer on the NYCMER Board and is responsible for supervision of NYCMER's financial records, chairing the Finance Committee, filing of the organization's taxes annually, and close coordination with other Board Officers and Trustees. The Treasurer works with board members to pursue additional funding opportunities and ensure financial stability. This position requires a two-year commitment, serving for a 2020-2022 term.
 
Resources & Social Media Coordinator (1 position, Appointed by the Board)
The Resources & Social Media Coordinator is responsible for disseminating content to the membership via the website and other forums including Twitter, Flickr, and other social media. This position is being appointed for a special one-year term this year, serving from 2020-2021.
 
Membership Coordinator (1 position, Appointed by the Board)
The Membership Coordinator solicits new memberships, processes renewal notices, provides the Board with current membership information and works with fellow board members to expand and better understand our member base. This position requires a two-year commitment, serving for a 2020-2022 term.
 
Job and Event Listings Coordinator (1 position, Appointed by the Board)
The Job and Event Listings Coordinator processes all job posting submissions and ensures that all information is complete, processes all event postings for the web calendar, and works with fellow board members to increase the prominence and visibility of these resources. This position is being appointed for a special one-year term this year, serving from 2020-2021.
 
Website Coordinator (1 position, Appointed by the Board)
The Website Coordinator maintains the Corporation’s website by posting the Corporation’s program announcements and other documents, updating the site as needed and assessing and implementing current technology and design. He or she also plays a significant role in organizing and coordinating communication with membership. This position is being appointed for a special one-year term this year, serving from 2020-2021.
 
Trustee-at-Large (10 positions, Elected by Membership)
Trustees-at-Large develop, facilitate, and lead monthly professional development programs and serve on committee boards to ensure that events and activities are carried out in accordance with the goals and objectives of NYCMER’s mission. The Board's obligation to its members is to govern in a style that embraces and supports diversity on many levels, including but not limited to race, ability, and identity, incorporates a spectrum of perspectives, and emphasizes the importance of equity. This position requires a two-year commitment. Due to updates to the NYCMER by-laws, this year elected Trustees-at-Large will be randomly assigned to a one-year (2020-2021) or two-year (2020-2022) term. Please ensure that you are able to commit to a two-year term. 
 
Additional Board Commitments
All NYCMER Board members are expected to make the following commitments: 
  • Monthly Meetings: held once a month (September-May) from 6:15-8pm on a weekday and location determined by consensus at the beginning of the term. Board members must attend at least 6 of the 9 meetings annually.
  • Full-day retreat: a one-day retreat scheduled in summer 2020 at a location to be determined. Titled trustees also attend a 2-hour pre-retreat earlier in the summer.
  • Monthly Programs & Committees: Board members may serve, as a minimum, on either two monthly program teams or serve on one program team and one committee over the course of the year. In addition, Board members attend at least three monthly programs.
  • Board Committees: Board members may also serve on committees that support the management and long term growth of the organization.
  • Annual Conference: All NYCMER Board members assist the Conference Committee in executing the NYCMER Annual Conference in May. Board attendance at the NYCMER Conference is mandatory. 
 
About NYCMER
NYCMER was founded in 1979 and continues to grow with membership from across the tri-state area, that represents a variety of disciplines, work settings, roles and career stages. NYCMER provides a forum for museum education professionals to address meaningful issues relevant to our work and to exchange and disseminate current information. We collaboratively produce professional development opportunities for our members and guests such as workshops, roundtable discussions, seminars, symposia, peer groups, and conferences.
 
About the NYCMER Board
NYCMER’s governing body is the Board of Trustees, consisting of current NYCMER Members all serving in non-salaried positions. The Board consists of four Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary & Peer Groups Liaison, Treasurer); five Appointed Trustees (Archivist, Resources & Social Media Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Event and Job Listings Coordinator and Website Coordinator); and no fewer than eight Trustees-at-Large elected from among the Members. No more than three Trustees may have the same full-time institutional affiliation.
 
The purposes of the Board as set forth in its 501(c)(3) Certificate of Incorporation are:
  • to address issues of museum and educational interest;
  • to exchange and disseminate relevant information;
  • to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, symposia, professional development series, and conferences; and
  • to pursue related charitable, cultural and educational purposes as permitted under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.