Volunteering for EdCom

Being a volunteer for an EdCom committee is a great way for you to become more involved in the professional field of museum education. It is also the best avenue for learning how the Board functions and eventually joining the Board yourself.

If you would like to be involved in the work of an EdCom committee, please let us know by filling out the form linked below. You may rank up to 3 committees on which you would like to serve, and there is space for you to describe any special credentials or experience that would be useful for us to know about.

You can sign up for your preferred committee placement at: http://bit.ly/edcomvolunteers

After you submit your committee preferences, an EdCom representative will inform you of your committee placement so you can get started!

The primary work of each committee is listed below:

Annual Conference Committee (Mark Osterman, Chair)

  • Reviews and recommends content for annual conference sessions and events
  • Identifies key trends and issues in museum education
  • Solicits session presenters and refines session proposals
  • Provides support to session organizers, both for presentations and in developing materials that can be included in the Alliance’s online professional resource library
  • Organizes networking events for conference attendees

Communications Committee (Heather Schneider, Chair)

  • Promotes EdCom’s activities, resources, and member opportunities for professional development and networking
  • Uses the network’s social media and web presence to share news updates and resources
  • Facilitates peer-to-peer networking
  • Prepares regular and timely correspondence for EdCom members with information to help support their day-to-day work

Leadership Development and Awards Committee (Claudia Ocello, Chair)

  • Oversees the ongoing development of EdCom’s Leadership Team and its functioning
  • Leads a periodic review of the purpose of EdCom, its policies, and its procedures
  • Manages Leadership Team orientation and recognition
  • Works to identify prospective Leadership Team and committee members, as well as helping find supporting volunteers for all committees
  • Oversees EdCom’s annual Awards of Excellence

Membership Committee (Russanne Hoff, Chair)

  • Oversees Regional Reps
  • Serves as liaison between EdCom membership and Leadership Team
  • Coordinates volunteers for EdCom committees
  • Helps connect EdCom membership with Alliance and regional resources

Museum Education Issues Committee (Dina Bailey, Chair)

  • Identifies and brings to EdCom’s attention areas of special concern to the field of museum education
  • Works with the Chair and Immediate Past Chair on strategic planning and tracking strategic framework goals
  • Supports special initiatives related to the field of museum education
  • Oversees the Marketplace of Ideas at the Annual Meeting

Professional Development Committee (Sheri Levinsky-Raskin, Chair)

  • Creates and organizes opportunities for professional development related to museum education
  • Works directly with the Alliance’s Professional Development staff on programming related to museum education

Questions? Concerns? Want to learn more? Let us know.

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