Get plugged into the musuem sector in the SW, enhance your CV, make new friends!
The Board of the SW Fed is up for election: some current post holders are elligible to stand again, but some are not - all are open for nominations and election annually.
Joining the Board of the SW Fed gives you unrivalled opportunities to develop new skills and be at the forefront of developments in the region. Whether you are a new entrant to the profession or an experienced practitioner, there is something for you. It will give you a new perspective, which in turn enriches and benefits your museum.
Gemma Brace, Bristol County Rep 2012/2013 writes:
“Joining the Fed as a County Rep is a great opportunity to widen your professional network and engage with a variety of different individuals within the industry, including independent practitioners. As well as building regional relationships with other board members, it is also a chance to get to know professionals within your county, forging new links that can benefit both you and your organisation. As a member of the board you are often the first to hear about new funding and development schemes in the region, a great asset for your organisation. As a personal development opportunity it also provides a chance to widen your understanding about the variety of different funding and partnership schemes on both a local, regional and national level, with opportunities to meet representatives from key stakeholders such as Arts Council England. Having served my first year on the board I am looking forward to taking a more active role and promoting the Fed to more members within my county.”