27 March 2022

MEG Events Officer – Committee Vacancy!

 Museum Ethnographers Group are a UK-based, but international collective, whose members include:

Museum professionals, academics, researchers & students
artists, activists & enthusiasts

Originally established in 1975, MEG has a long history of bringing individuals, institutions and museum collections together to build knowledge and understanding.

MEG believes that our museums have an important role to play in building understanding, foregrounding respect, and caring for each other. However, this is predicated on institutional and practical changes that we all have a responsibility to work towards. We cannot do this work alone and so we use our platform to support each other, share best practice, and collectively imagine a different future.

MEG is an active interface between museum professionals and university-based researchers and is recognised in the UK museums sector as a key subject-specialist network.

MEG is a volunteer run organisation and we are currently looking for an Events Officer to join our Committee from April 2022. The Committee currently consists of:

-          Chair

-          Secretary

-          Treasurer

-          Individual Membership Officer

-          Journal Membership Officer

-          Digital/Web co-ordinator

As Events officer, you will lead on MEG’s program of events and gatherings aimed principally at our membership. This includes our bi-annual Keeping Connected events held online, as well as co-ordinating around 1-2 UK-based visits a year. Primary responsibilities include:

-          Being informed about key projects and exhibitions that are leading best practice within the sector, or can provide inspiration from outside it, and reaching out to organisations/individuals to host MEG events.

-          Consulting with the membership about the kinds of events or best practice that they feel would most develop and support their work.

-          Leading on the co-ordination of events/workshops/study days, online and in person, including developing content, scheduling and sharing information with the MEG committee for distribution.

-          Corresponding with members who are attending to share details about the day.

The role would suit someone who:

-          Is excited about following the most recent developments in conversations, projects and professional practice concerning global collections.

-          Would like the opportunity to network and build relationships with people and organisations in the sector.

-          Has existing, or would like to develop, experience co-ordinating events.

-          Enjoys thinking through and holding conversations about the questions facing the sector, in particular around ethics, justice and future change.

We welcome expressions of interest from across the membership, including early career and graduate students, who can commit for a minimum of 2 years.

This can be a job share/joint role.

To apply, or ask any questions, please contact Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp at chair@museumethnographersgroup.org.uk



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