[BCMA] Contribute to the renewal of the CMA

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*Ottawa, * *October 4, 2021 *

* Contribute to the renewal of the CMA *

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is seeking qualified candidates to
fill three (3) vacancies on its Board of Directors. As an association with
a diverse membership and representing a diverse community, the CMA is
committed to ensuring that its Board is inclusive and reflects this
diversity in all its forms.

This year, In order to encourage the broadest possible representation, the
CMA is innovating by launching an open call for expressions of interest
from the entire CMA membership.

Following an evaluation of all expressions of interest (this could include
an interview) received, the new Directors will be appointed by the Board to
serve until the next Annual General Meeting (likely next April), at which
time they may choose to run for the same position in a succeeding term.

Serving as a member of the Board at this pivotal moment in the CMA’s
history, will provide an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the
renewal of an organization that has been the voice of Canada’s museum and
heritage communities for more than 70 years.

As a Board Director, you will provide fiduciary oversight, strategic
direction, and act as a champion and advocate for the CMA and its mission.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring experience in governance, finance,
human resources and organizational development as well as an understanding
of the diverse nature of Canada’s museum sector and the challenges and
opportunities it faces. You are a consensus-builder and a strategic,
big-picture thinker who knows you need a destination before setting out on
a journey.

Most importantly, as a key member of a team of dedicated Board volunteers
and professional staff committed to modernizing the CMA’s value
proposition, you will bring your creativity, innovative ideas and passion
for museums and heritage institutions to help drive positive change.

The CMA is strongly committed to removing barriers in hiring and board
selection processes for historically marginalized people, including those
who self-identify as belonging to the diverse Indigenous communities or who
self-identify as Black, Racialized, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+
persons, people with lived and living experience of mental health problems
and illnesses, women or those belonging to the many equity-deserving

All Regular Individual Members and designated representatives of
Institutional Members in good standing are eligible for nomination to the
Board of Directors.

The Board role is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, expenses incurred
as a member of the Board (e.g., travel to Board meetings) will be
reimbursed by the CMA.

If the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of the CMA intrigues
you, please send a brief letter outlining your interest along with a copy
of your resume to the Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee by
emailing governance at museums.ca.

Expressions of interest must be received no later than *October 14, 2021*.

For more information on this opportunity or the work of the CMA, please
contact our CEO, Massimo Bergamini at mbergamini at museums.ca.

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