MCN is looking to add Program Co-Chairs for 2016-2017
Position Title: Program Co-Chair (2 positions)
Period: 1 year, with the possibility of a 2nd term
Start: Mid-December 2015
Commitment: 1-3 hours/week throughout the year, increasing as the conference nears; full time during the conference. The 2016 Co-Chair must be available one weekend in January for a site visit to New Orleans (paid for by MCN).
Fee: Program Co-Chair is a volunteer role and is not compensated. MCN does however offer complimentary registration to the annual conference during the year(s) you serve.
Location: MCN’s Annual Conference is a North American based-conference that supports global involvement and has an emerging international following. The successful candidate is required to attend the Conference in person, as well as participating in regular phone or online meetings.
MCN2016 will take place in New Orleans, November 1-4, 2016.
MCN is looking for two thoughtful, motivated and dynamic museum professionals to join us as MCN Program Co-Chairs. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of a major museum technology conference, immerse yourself in cutting edge developments in the sector, broaden your networks on a national level, and to gain experience and professional development in event programming.
Program Co-Chairs provide leadership for the annual MCN Conference, creating the program through the conception and organisation of panels, presentations, paper sessions, readings, performances, exhibitions, installations, workshops, and special events. With current Co-Chair Suse Cairns, the newly appointed Co-Chairs will work together to develop an innovative conference program that serves the evolving needs of the MCN community as it approaches its 50th anniversary in 2017, with one Appointee focussed on the 2016 conference with the current Co-Chair, and one looking forward to the 2017 conference.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about the intersection of museums and technology, and interested in developing an innovative conference program, ideally having attended MCN at least once in the previous five years. They will have existing networks within the sector, and a strong understanding of the issues facing museums with regards to technology. They will be active in the museum or cultural technology community (museums, archives, libraries, etc.) and knowledgeable of trusted sources of information; a proactive self-starter; have excellent oral and written communication skills; be a creative, big thinker; and be diplomatic under pressure.
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.
For further information and a full overview of responsibilities, please email [email protected]
To apply, please send an email articulating why you think you’d be a good fit for this position, and noting any relevant experience to: [email protected] Please include a CV or link to your LinkedIn profile. DEADLINE – DECEMBER 4th