Call for nominations for MA board members 2020

Yosola Olorunshola, 17.12.2019
Could you help shape the future of the sector? 
Nominations are now open for the board of the Museums Association (MA). We are looking for talented, motivated and creative people to help drive the strategic direction of the MA. There are currently two vacancies available for a three-year term. 

The successful candidates will join our 14-person board beginning on 1 April 2020. Candidates must be individual members of the MA and their nomination must be supported by two other members.
Becoming a board member is a great opportunity to shape the future of the sector by helping us to develop new policy and initiatives, and lobby government and other stakeholders on behalf of museums.

Responsibilities will also involve approving annual budgets, developing the strategic framework for the MA, and ensuring good governance for the organisation. 

A full description of the role and key skills required are available on the independent mi-voice election website: 

The closing date for nominations is 23:59 on 31 January 2020. Voting will commence in early February and the results will be announced on 5 March 2020.


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19.12.2019, 18:29
The reason that people choose a museum career is not the competitive salary. Furthermore, despite the job insecurity and resulting low quality of life it offers many from so called middle and upper class people choose it. Maybe some can afford it if they have high earning partners or nesteggs but passion takes many museum workers too far from living a comfortable life in my view. Why would this be attractive to anyone from a lower socioeconomic background? Many jobs are also part time so how can we help those who are underemployed?