AIC Collection Care Network Leadership Opportunities

By Colleen Grant posted 13 days ago


Are you passionate about preventive conservation and collection care? Have you been looking for a way to get more involved in a leadership role in AIC? The Collection Care Network (CCN) is currently looking to fill three Officer positions with terms from May 2021-May 2024.

Programming Chair
The Programming Chair is responsible for the management of activities that develop CCN programming for the Annual Meeting. This includes identifying themes, developing calls for papers, supervising the review of abstracts, attendance on AIC Annual Meeting planning sessions, and identifying officers or members to manage and/or moderate CCN programming at the Annual Meeting. The Programming Chair may also spearhead joint sessions and/or workshops.

The Editor will be responsible for providing oversight on content produced by the CCN. The CCN Editor will work with AIC's Editors (JAIC, AIC News and e-Editor) to ensure appropriate dissemination on AIC's print and/or electronic platforms. The Editor contributes regular update reports to AIC News and leads the effort to write the lead article when the publication cycles mandates (every few years).

Liaison Officer
The Liaison Officer will be the point of contact for CCN efforts to build connections within AIC including reaching out to specialty groups, committees, networks, and pertinent task forces to foster collaboration with CCN.  A core duty will be to maintain connections to relevant initiatives such as the Materials Working Group (MWG) and Promoting Exhibit Access and Security (PEAS).  The Officer will work on establishing external partnerships as appropriate to foster collection care efforts among allied professional groups and work with other CCN officers to grow those relationships such as through programming at the Annual Meeting and through resources posted in print, on the web, and through social media.  

All applicants should have a strong interest in furthering preventive conservation and collection care. The CCN Officers meet once a month via online conferencing tools, as well as during the Annual Meeting.

For further information or to apply, email CCN Chair Mary Coughlin at Applicants should include a letter of interest and C.V. by April 1, 2021. Also, those interested should stay tuned for a call for volunteer leaders in the March AIC News.

As an AIC board-appointed network, CCN leadership selections must be approved by the AIC Board. Every effort is made to ensure that the CCN Officers are diverse including with respect to geographic locations and representation of various professional roles as conservators and allied preservation professionals at large and small museums and in private practice.

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