Opportunity: Museums Association representative (north/mid Wales) - Museums Association

Opportunity: Museums Association representative (north/mid Wales)

Do you want to enhance your career, help shape the future of your Association and get free places at our most popular MA events? Then don’t miss out on this great career opportunity
  • Organisation: Museums Association
  • Location: Wales
  • Closing date: 14.11.2021

Job description

The Museums Association (MA) is seeking to appoint one Wales member representative who is based, and can demonstrate networks, in either north or mid Wales. The position is 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.

What’s in it for you?

  • A free place at our annual Conference
  • A free place at our career events – Moving on Up and Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Free enrolment for the first (or only) year of one of our CPD programmes (AMA/Transformers/FMA) – worth £120
  • Contribute to the MA’s policies and projects
  • Make connections with fellow museum professionals in your region/nation

The role is unpaid, but representatives may claim travel expenses, agreed in advance, to national/regional meetings.

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 skills and qualities required to be a representative include:

  • A strong awareness of, and interest in, MA policy at a local and national level
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to speak at events and through media channels
  • 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.

The MA will keep all representatives informed on relevant initiatives, issues and activities and will organise regular online meetings to brief representatives and to allow them to discuss their role collectively and with the MA.

You will be assigned a member of staff at the MA as your point of contact and to support you in this role.

Candidates will be shortlisted and may be interviewed over the telephone.

More information about our existing member representatives please see our reps page.

Interested? See what current and previous reps have said about the role…

“Being a rep was an honour, and also a lot of fun. It led to me becoming an MA Board Member, and subsequently Chair of the Ethics and Nations committees. So, if you get the chance – go for it. You’ll learn a lot and also be able to influence how the MA works in your nation.”

Heledd Fychan, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

“One of the key benefits has definitely been meeting with a wide group of enthusiastic, passionate advocates for museums – my fellow reps – and this has been a real bonus (as well as the free conference places!).”

Megan Dennis, Curator, Norfolk Museums Service

“Being an MA rep was a transformative experience for me. It is a vital role to the success of the MA, so to have the opportunity to contribute to such a large, ambitious organisation was a great source of confidence. The experience was invaluable.”

Simon Brown, Curator of Collections, Newstead Abbey and Project Curator, National Justice Museum

To apply, please email an application form to charlotte.lindus@museumsassociation.org by 1700 on Sunday 14 November.

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