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Board Members Wanted

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking creative and energetic Board Members.

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Do you believe museums can profoundly impact people and make a difference in the world? Are you a leader who likes building sustainable organizations? Do you enjoy solving core organizational challenges (i.e. limited resources, defining mission, governance structures, and risk management processes)?

We believe that the Museum has tremendous potential to become a place of inspiration where people can experience the excitement of discovery, come to a greater understanding of archaeology and First Nations history, and connect through shared experiences. We recognize that the Museum has some challenges to overcome, but we believe with perseverance and hard work our potential can be realized.

Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, MOA is a registered charity that must raise 70% of its operating revenue annually. MOA is a small organization governed by a 13 member Board of Directors. Daily operations are managed by 5 staff.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA) is looking for Board Members to strengthen our community involvement and improve our governance. We need people capable of providing leadership in fundraising, board development, strategic management, and risk management.

If this sounds like you and you want to help the Museum of Ontario Archaeology become a place where archaeology and First Nations history connects, where shared understanding and respect grows, and where meaning and community is created, we’d like to hear from you.

To receive a detailed Board Recruitment Package or get more information about MOA, please contact:

Joan Kanigan – Executive Director

Museum of Ontario Archaeology
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, ON N6G 3M6
519-473-1360
www.archaeologymuseum.ca

Mission Statement Review

Mission Statements are important because they articulate why a museum is relevant and the difference we are trying to make in the world.    That is why the Museum of Ontario Archaeology is conducting a mission statement review. MOA is currently reviewing its three mission statements in order to develop a single core statement that reflects why we do what we do.

Defining why we do what we do is not as easy as it sounds.  Many mission statements focus on what museums do rather than on why they do it.  One of the best presentations I’ve seen that clearly differentiates between what we do and why we do it is by Simon Sinek.  His How great leaders inspire action TEDx talk really makes you think about the importance of defining why instead of talking about what.

We’ve been gathering feedback from people about what the Museum of Ontario Archaeology does and why they think it is important.  Three questions we are currently asking people to think about are:



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Please consider contributing to out discussions by sharing your thoughts to the above questions.