The Small Museum Association annually seeks self-nominations from qualified board candidates who share the can-do attitude that has always fueled the Association’s work while bringing new perspectives to its leadership.
Board members should have substantive experience working for and/or with small museums. This can be paid experience (staff or consultant) or service as a board member or volunteer. Other professional skills and knowledge, such as legal or financial expertise, may also be deemed relevant.
While SMA has historically been rooted in the mid-Atlantic region, we welcome board members from outside that area who are willing to meet the expectations below.
SMA board members are asked to:
We are currently between nomination cycles, but once the next cycle begins, candidates will be asked to complete an online self-nomination form and submit a resume or CV and a reference contact.
The Nominating Committee then selects candidates, who should plan to attend the annual conference in February, where their candidacy will be formally voted on by the SMA membership.