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Membership Announcement : Appointment of Executive Director

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Meaghan Patterson as the AMA's new Executive Director / CEO, effective September 1, 2014. Meaghan has served as Acting Executive Director / CEO since March 1, 2014.

AMA Board President Barry Finkelman states, "Meaghan's background in team-based leadership, combined with her experience in almost every facet of the AMA's operations and programs, provide her with strong insight into the needs of the membership and museum community, and make her an excellent choice for this position. We know that Meaghan will provide continued strong leadership for the organization."

The search for a new Executive Director was conducted with the Calgary-based human resource and management consulting firm, Cenera Inc. "This exhaustive hiring process was both open and transparent, and on behalf of the Board I want to say that we are absolutely delighted with the result," adds Finkelman. "We are confident that Meaghan's leadership will guide the AMA in continuing to lead, facilitate, and support our museums in the vital role we play within our communities."

Posted on behalf of the AMA Board of Directors.

Employment Opportunity: Flood Recovery Technician

The AMA is seeking three technicians to assist member institutions affected by the floods of June 2013. The successful candidates will serve as regional conservation advisors in areas around Alberta. Two will be stationed in southern Alberta, and one in Fort McMurray. The successful candidates will be integrated into the disaster planning and recovery projects being funded by the AMA Flood Funding Program. Projects revolve around collections management, disaster planning, and preventative conservation. This position involves travel; a vehicle and valid driver's license are required.

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