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2015 Call for MCN Board Directors Candidates

2015-06-28-20-24-08

NOTE: The deadline has passed.

The Nominating Committee will review all applications the week of October 13, 2015 and prepare a slate of the top four candidates that it believes are best suited to serve the needs of MCN in the next 3 years. That slate will be then shared with the full Board of Directors to vote on the individual appointment of each proposed candidate for Director. We anticipate notifying successful candidates the week of October 19, 2015. The newly appointed Directors will also be announced on this page and shared with the MCN community on MCN-L.


 

In accordance with the recently revised By-Laws, MCN’s Nominating Committee is calling for candidates to serve as Directors on the Board of MCN.

This year, MCN is looking to fill four (4) Director vacancies on the Board.

WHY SERVE ON THE MCN BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

MCN is a welcoming and candid community of professionals passionate about empowering museums to address challenges and embrace opportunities within the evolving digital landscape.  

For many, serving on the board of MCN is a way to give back to an organization and a community that have helped them throughout their museum careers. Serving on the Board of MCN also gives you an opportunity to be part of a team of talented museum professionals who, together, shape the strategic direction of the organization and constantly think about new ways to better serve the needs of our community.

WHY APPLY NOW?

In 2017, MCN will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, so this is an exciting time to join our Board. Not only are we looking for board candidates who will be able to help MCN plan this unique milestone but also to execute a new set of strategic priorities currently being finalized. While all members of the community with an interest in serving MCN can certainly apply, we are particularly interested in candidates who bring specific expertise and experience in at least two or more of the following key areas:

  • Conference programming and professional development
  • Business development (fundraising & sponsorships) and strategic partnerships
  • Marketing, branding, public relations, and community engagement
  • Management of volunteer programs
  • Nonprofit management and/or governance


WHAT’S EXPECTED OF MCN BOARD MEMBERS?

MCN’s Board of Directors is both a governance and a working board. In addition to the fiduciary duties expected from Directors of a 503(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, MCN Directors are also expected to volunteer some of their time and efforts in managing the organization according to MCN’s mission as well as the needs and interests of our community.

As a working board, MCN Directors are expected to dedicate between 3-4 hours a month (often more) working on MCN business, including attending  a monthly conference-call board meeting and other committee meetings. Additionally, they are also expected to attend two (2) annual board meetings in person: one the week of MCN’s Annual Conference (typically in November), and another, generally in the spring, the week of the Museums and the Web conference wherever that location may be. Directors cannot be compensated and MCN does not pay Directors for travel or other related expenses.

Once appointed, MCN Directors serve a three-year term . For reference,  MCN’s By-Laws are posted on our website: http://mcn.edu/about/governance/

WHAT’S THE NOMINATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS?

If you’re interested in putting your hat in the ring, all you have to do is fill out this Application Form. If you believe someone you know would be a qualified candidate, that person will need to apply for themselves if they’d like to pursue.

HOW DO I APPLY?

For the Nominating Committee to consider your candidacy as a Board candidate, kindly complete the following Application Form by Friday October 9, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

We will let you know if additional information about your application is required

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. MCN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression and identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO HEAR BACK?

The Nominating Committee will review all applications the week of October 13, 2015 and prepare a slate of the top four candidates that it believes are best suited to serve the needs of MCN in the next 3 years. That slate will be then shared with the full Board of Directors to vote on the individual appointment of each proposed candidate for Director. We anticipate notifying successful candidates the week of October 19, 2015. The newly appointed Directors will also be announced on this page and shared with the MCN community on MCN-L.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any additional questions, please contact Eric Longo, Executive Director, MCN at eric@mcn.edu.

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We encourage all qualified candidates to apply or hope that you will refer someone you think would be a qualified candidate.

Thank you for being a part of MCN. #MCNLove

The 2015 MCN’s Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals:

   Liz Neely, President
   Loic Tallon, VP-President Elect
   Scott Sayre, Director
   Amy Heibel, Director
   Eric Longo, Executive Director

 

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Job Opening: MCN Digital Content & Community Manager

This position has been filled.

This announcement is for a part-time position (approximately 15 hrs/week) which may be extended to full-time in the future.

Start date: July 1
Term: Up to 1 year, may be extended
Pay: Up to $30/hr
Benefits: None, paid by incumbent
Location: Telecommute
Reports to: Executive Director
Consults with: Marketing Committee (primary), Other MCN Committees

About MCN
MCN is a nonprofit organization whose core purpose is to foster innovation and excellence by supporting professionals who seek to transform the way their cultural organizations reach, engage, and educate their audiences using digital technologies. We do this by building a community that attracts, nurtures, inspires and sustains exceptional professionals. Learn more.

Position Description
The Digital Content & Community Manager is a newly created position designed to improve the reach and engagement of MCN with the digital cultural heritage community. The primary goals of this position are to increase conference registration, to increase the number of people we reach online, and to deepen digital engagement between MCN and the community it aims to serve.

As the Digital Content & Community Manager, you will create, edit, coordinate, post, and manage content for MCN.edu and official online platforms, including social media. You will craft content to promote MCN offerings, announcements, and events including the annual conference (held in November), MCN Pro events, membership. You will coordinate a group of volunteers to assist with distribution of content on digital platforms. You will act as the point person for editorial policy and content management of mcn.edu, e-newsletters, MCN-L (listserv), social media channels, and mobile applications. You will also ensure consistent messaging and representation of the MCN brand across platforms.

Specific Duties:

  • Manage and maintain content on MCN.edu and other platforms, regularly review and update website with new or revised content, and respond quickly to content editing needs
  • Manage editorial process and content preparation for all public-facing content whether on MCN or external platforms
  • Hosts regular calls with individual Board committees to gather information about what needs to be marketed
  • Coordinate with marketing committee and social media volunteers regarding posts needed to promote conference, MCN Pro, etc.
  • Maintain an editorial calendar and produce content plans for upcoming events and activities.
  • Craft content for MCN-L to promote MCN activities and offerings
  • Produce regular e-mail newsletter
  • Proactively research content of value to the community for continuous distribution on all platforms, especially social media
  • Produce regular analytics reports about digital outreach performance
  • Identify trends and opportunities to increase reach and engagement

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Content writing/editing for website and social media engagement
  • Ability to manage and maintain a WordPress website, including layout and installation/configuration of new plugins
  • Ability to create and edit visual media assets (e.g., using Photoshop, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with social media and community management on behalf of a brand or organization (i.e., post/share content, moderate/respond to comments, facilitate community discussion/interaction, etc.)
  • Knowledge of digital analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics) and ability to set goals, interpret/present findings, and make recommendations
  • Active in the cultural heritage community (museums, archives, libraries, etc.) and knowledgeable of trusted sources of information
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

This is a part-time telecommuting position requiring approximately 15 hours per week, plus on-site attendance at the annual conference in November. Substantial telephone and online availability during weekday business hours in North American time zones is expected. Salary is up to $30/hour, commensurate with experience, plus pre-approved expenses; no benefits. Cumulative salary shall not exceed $25k in 12 consecutive months. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of continuation (and/or increase in hours per week) if funding allows.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@mcn.edu.

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MCN Pro – March 17th – Video Recording Booths

MCN Pro Workshop, “Just Push Record: Video Recording Booths for Visitors” on Tues, March 17, 2015 at 2pm EST (11am PST)

Over the past ten years, booths have become popular for encouraging visitors to record their own responses to museum experiences and have taken a variety of forms in museum galleries across the country. This one-hour workshop will explore a few different styles of video recording booths and their application to the gallery experience.  Learn more about this workshop and join the Google Hangout on Air.  #MCNpro

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