Joining the Board

MAEA recently elected and appointed positions for the 2021-2022 terms. We do have a number of open positions we are looking to fill. We are also always looking for members to join committees, which is where the majority of MAEA work is completed. 

MAEA is currently looking to fill the following open positions:
  • President-Elect, now – Dec 31, 2021
    • The position of President-Elect transitions to a two year term as President and a two year term as Past President
  • Retired Representative, now – Dec 31, 2021
  • Preservice Division Director, now – Dec 31, 2022
  • Awards Committee Chair, now – Dec 31, 2022
  • Exhibitions Committee Chair, now – Dec 31, 2021
  • Webmaster, now – Dec 31, 2021 – not a voting position

If you are interested in the position of President-elect please submit your resume and/or CV and a short biography (250 words) to secretary@massarted.comThe deadline for applying for this position is June 30, 2021.

More information about the positions of Retired Representative, Preservice Division Director, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Webmaster can be found here. If you are interested in any of these positions please submit a resume/CV and letter/email of intent to Jaimee Taborda at secretary@massarted.com.

President-Elect Responsibilities

  • The President-Elect of the Association shall serve under the guidance and direction of the President. In the absence of the President, the President-Elect shall have all the powers and prerogatives of the President.
  • Attend meetings as required by the Board of Directors.
  • Chair the Public Relations Committee.
  • Facilitate policy review and make recommendations for inclusion in the Policy Manual as in the best interest of the Association and its members.
  • Work closely with committee chairs and meet with committees as necessary.
  • Serve as delegate to the NAEA Delegate Assembly, Regional Leadership Meetings, and National Leadership Conferences, and other leadership councils as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. MAEA reimburses for travel expenses incurred for Delegates Assembly, Eastern Region Leadership Conference, and the National Leadership Conference. Delegates Assembly is typical one day prior to the NAEA Convention, which is typically four days long total. The Eastern Region Leadership Conference happens in the summer of odd years and is three – four days long. The National Leadership Conference happens in the summer of even years and is three – four days long. Leader to Leader meetings are scheduled quarterly and are typically one hour long. 
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as designated by the Board of Directors.

President Responsibilities

  • It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors and to perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office of the president. 
  • Provide visionary and strategic leadership for the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to develop the policies and direction of the organization.
  • Provide adequate and timely information to the Board of Directors to enable it to effectively execute its role.
  • Ensure that the organization’s guidelines and bylaws are properly implemented.
  • Ensure that each board member agrees to and maintains the Code of Ethics.
  • Support the organization’s capacity building strategies to support increased membership.
  • May speak to the press and other interested parties on behalf of the organization
  • Facilitate monthly board meetings and oversee all organization activities.
  • Set agenda at least four days prior to the scheduled Board meeting. 
  • Work closely with committee chairs and meet with committees as necessary.  
  • Oversee budgets with the Treasurer, and ensure that an annual audit/review of the Treasurer’s books is conducted.
  • Provide the second authorized signature on all Association accounts.
  • Serve as delegate to the NAEA Delegate Assembly, Regional Leadership Meetings, and National Leadership Conferences, and other leadership councils as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. MAEA reimburses for travel expenses incurred for Delegates Assembly, Eastern Region Leadership Conference, and the National Leadership Conference. Delegates Assembly is typical one day prior to the NAEA Convention, which is typically four days long total. The Eastern Region Leadership Conference happens in the summer of odd years and is three – four days long. The National Leadership Conference happens in the summer of even years and is three – four days long. Leader to Leader meetings are scheduled quarterly and are typically one hour long. 
Join a Committee

Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position? Consider joining one of our active committees like awards, exhibitions, public relations, professional development, student recognitions, or youth art month.

Email the Committee Chairs via the emails linked above for more information about upcoming meetings, and how you can join the committee.

General Elections & Appointment Information

Board positions are two year terms, unless otherwise noted. Please see the schedule below for each position. Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents are encouraged to apply in October of each year.

For more information regarding elections and appointments please see Article V, Section 1 and 2 of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Constitution.

Elections for President-Elect and appointments for Special Interest Representatives, and Exhibitions Committee Chair, Publications Editor, Webmaster, and Liaisons will happen in the fall of odd number years. Terms will begin on January 1 following the election and appointments.

Elections for Treasurer, Secretary, and ED&I Director-Elect, and appointments for Division Directors, Conference, Youth Art Month, Awards and Student Recognition Committee Chairs will happen in the fall of even number years. Terms will begin on January 1 following the election and appointments.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Mastrolia at president@massarted.com.