Call for MCG Committee members

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MCG Committee strategy day, 2012

The Museums Computer Group is an independent not-for-profit organisation. The MCG Committee consists of nine members working across operational areas including admin and membership support, events, communications and special projects, and an Executive group consisting of a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Our goal is to help our members and the wider cultural heritage sector by connecting, supporting and inspiring people involved with museum technologies. We do this through our events, discussion list and social media, and through partnerships with other organisations. Joining the MCG Committee is a great way to support your peers and help the sector. It’s also an opportunity to meet people, gain valuable skills and experience, and enhance your CV.

This year we are seeking candidates for five vacancies on the Committee ahead of the election at our Annual General Meeting on 7 November 2014. Terms are for three years, with an option to seek re-election for a second term. Two of these roles, Treasurer and Secretary, are part of the Executive and works closely with the Chair. The other areas of responsibility we’re recruiting for include:

  • Administration and Membership support – working closely with the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, you’ll get an overview of all the Committee’s work.
  • Marketing – working with the Events and Communications teams, you’ll help plan and run the marketing and outreach campaigns for our events and other work
  • Event organisation – ideal for someone who wants to take the lead as event manager, or learn the ropes by helping put on our next events
  • Sponsorship and fundraising – liaise with past and potential sponsors, work with the Events team to manage our sponsorship offers or establish partnerships

We’d love to see nominations from people with ideas and energy. There’s more information on volunteering for the Committee and a summary of the roles at Volunteering as an MCG Committeee Member. In each role you’d be working with established committee members, with a wealth of existing material and experience to draw upon, and will work with past post holders to handover information about the roles. If you have any questions about committee work or nominations, please contact the Chair, Mia Ridge.

Nominations should be sent to secretary@museumscomputergroup.org.uk by midday on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Please include your contact details, an indication of which role you’re interested in, and a brief biography (for previous examples, check out the current Committee bios). Self-nominations are welcome.

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