Getting Involved with ARCS

Interesting in volunteering with ARCS?

Members of ARCS can volunteer in two different ways by joining an ARCS Committee or via nomination to the Board of Directors. In both cases we encourage candidates who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ to apply to strengthen our cognitive diversity and meet the needs of a global community.

The affairs of ARCS are managed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists officers of the association, the Immediate Past-President of the association, and not less than seven or more than fifteen directors. All members of the Board must be an ARCS member in good standing. A call for new board members goes out in early Winter of each year and is issued by the Nominations/Leadership Development Committee.

ARCS Committees, sub-committes, and task forces consist of board and non-board members to accomplish the work of the organization. In the spring of each year the Nominations/Leadership Development Committee issues a call out for volunteers. 


ARCS is seeking interested collections professionals to serve as volunteers on ARCS committees and task forces as we continue to take on more projects and provide new opportunities to benefit our members. ARCS is committed to broadening representation and diversifying the profession, and it is through the work of volunteer committees that ARCS is able to create and offer various programs and resources to its members . We welcome all members interested in contributing their time and effort to advance our mission and broadening the programs offered to every member of ARCS.  We encourage anyone who is interested to apply, including:

- professionals who steward culturally specific and community based collections
- emerging collections professionals
- professionals outside of the US
- professionals in small galleries and private collections
- professionals in history, science, and children’s museums
- professionals in adjacent fields, e. g. conservation, preparation, archives, and libraries

Committee and task force members must be current ARCS members. The current available positions are:

Use the Google form below to select your committee and/or task force of interest and submit your contact information, explanation of interest and resume to the Nominations Committee. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 22, 2022.
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The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collection specialists, to educate the profession in best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking.

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