Represent South West England and help shape the future of your association. The Museums Association (MA) is seeking to appoint two South West England member representative to serve for a period of three years.
The MA is a dynamic membership organisation that campaigns for socially engaged museums and a vibrant and inclusive workforce.
Representatives are a vital link between the MA and its members and attend meetings and speak on behalf of the MA. They help the MA keep in touch with what is happening on the ground and communicate to and for the MA.
The role is unpaid but representatives may claim travel expenses agreed in advance to national/regional meetings and the annual representatives’ meeting.
In addition, representatives will receive a free place at the MA Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Representatives are encouraged to champion the MA on appropriate national/regional committees and groups and to pass on information from the MA to members.
The qualities required to be a representative include: • a strong understanding of MA policies, particularly Museums Change Lives • good communication skills, including the ability to speak at events • the ability and willingness to take time out to attend meetings • the ability to communicate with members • the skills to report feedback concisely and objectively.
Applicants must be current individual members and must be prepared to devote a minimum of five working days per year to the role.
The MA will keep all representatives informed on relevant initiatives, issues and activities and will organise an annual meeting to brief representatives and to allow them to discuss their role collectively and with the MA. Expenses will be paid to attend this meeting.
The closing date for applications is: Friday 29 September 2017.
Candidates will be shortlisted and may be interviewed over the telephone.