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Call for Nominations to the MANY Board of Directors

September 17, 2020 1:34 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will have open seats on its Board of Directors and invites nominations for those interested in serving a three-year term beginning in April of 2021 and ending in April of 2024.

MANY Board members engage with the New York museum community and work with colleagues to address the challenges and opportunities for museums in the state. MANY is committed to diversifying its Board by geographic region, museum discipline and budget size, disabilities, skills, race, gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, and age.

MANY staff and board members meet at various locations around the state at least five times a year with one mandatory meeting during the annual conference. Terms are renewable for a second three years and the length of service may change if nominated to serve in an executive committee capacity. The governance of MANY is vested in a duly-elected Board of Directors with responsibilities and obligations for the custody, control, and direction of MANY property and assets under the auspices of New York State statutes, organizational bylaws, and appropriate federal rules and regulations.

Members of the Board of Directors

  • Embrace MANY’s mission and advocate for the work of the field and for the organization
  • Promote diversity in programming, membership, staffing, and board representation.
  • Contribute financially to the organization and/or secure donations through a variety of fund development efforts.
  • Join MANY as Organizational Members

MANY welcomes applications from people who can bring a range of skills and expertise to our statewide association, especially in advocacy, facilities, finance, marketing, and strategic planning. MANY is committed to recruiting and developing board members to sustain a dynamic, innovative, and responsive organization that serves nearly 1,700 museums and heritage organizations in the state’s 62 counties.

Applicants must be:

  • passionate about MANY’s mission
  • comfortable in leadership positions
  • known for innovation and creativity
  • constructive problem solvers
  • happy to share their expertise with their peers

Organizational membership, familiarity with MANY programs, and the ways in which the organization serves the field will strengthen a nominee’s application, but are not required.


To nominate a colleague or yourself, send an application to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Dr. Georgette Grier-Key via hdesmeules@nysmuseums.org by November 1, 2020


Click here to access the nomination form as a PDF

Click here to access the nomination form as a Word Doc

Applications will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee.


Selected candidates should expect to participate in an informational discussion with the committee as part of the application review. It is expected that applicants will be familiar with board roles and responsibilities by the time of this discussion.

The committee will bring nominations for a full board vote at the December 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors and applicants will be notified soon after.

Nominees approved by the board will put to a vote by the membership in February 2021 in accordance with MANY by-laws.


We look forward to welcoming new members to MANY's Board of Directors.



The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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