Dunedin Historical Museum Seeks New Board Members
- Organization: Dunedin Historical Museum
- Causes: Civic, Educational
- Date(s): Applications are due to the Museum by Friday, Sept. 7. Upon approval by the Nominating Committee, candidates will be voted on at the Membership Annual Meeting on Oct. 16, 2012. Those elected will serve a term of 3 years ending Oct. 2015.
- Contact person: Dunedin Historical Museum
- Phone: 727-736-1176
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dunedin Historical Museum is seeking new candidates for election to the Board of Directors for a term beginning October 2012 and running through October 2015. A total of five positions are available. Board members will be formally elected by the membership in attendance at the Annual Meeting on Oct. 16, 2012.
What does a board member do?
- Acts as a governing trustee of the Museum on behalf of the community at large and contributors.
- Actively participates in the planning and execution of the Museum’s mission.
- Attends monthly meetings of the Board of Directors.
- Acts as an ambassador to the community on behalf of the Museum and its constituencies.
- Follows through on commitments and responsibilities made to the Museum.
- Regularly reviews and analyzes long-term financial trends in the non-profit sector.
What qualifications is the organization looking for?
- Passion for our town and its history!
- Experience, which may include things like general board experience, skills in a defined area such as finance or museum management, or practical experience in a field related to our mission, such as education or non-profit fundraising.
- Personal attributes, such as “team player,” “results-oriented,” “decision maker.”
- Experience in the fields of education, marketing, or communication are preferred, along with basic computer skills.
- Previous volunteer community involvement is preferred.
How do I become a board member?
- Submit a letter of intent explaining why you are interested in the position.
- Include a resume of your work experience including volunteer and community experience.
- Be sure to include what qualities you can bring to the Board and why you would make a good candidate for the position.
- Applications are due to the Museum by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
What is the nomination process?
- Applications received by the Museum by the due date will be turned over to the Nomination Committee for review.
- The Nomination Committee will select and approve those candidates that fit the requirements to be a successful Board Member.
- These candidates are placed on the voting slate for the Annual Membership Meeting in October.
- The voting slate is announced publicly to the Membership along with recommended Executive positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary).
- Members who attend the Annual Meeting can vote on the Board’s selections. They can also nominate individuals from the floor to be voted on immediately, but the nominee must be present to qualify.
For further information or any questions, please contact the Dunedin Historical Museum at 727-736-1176 or email@example.com