Call for Committee Members

Current ARCS Committee and Task Force Openings

ARCS is seeking interested and motivated collections professionals to serve as volunteers on ARCS committees and task forces as we continue to 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 to further the development of the collections profession to apply, including:

  • professionals who steward culturally specific and community based collections
  • professionals in adjacent fields, e. g. conservation, preparation, archives, and libraries
  • professionals in history, science, and children’s museums
  • professionals in small galleries and private collections
  • emerging collections professionals
  • professionals outside of the US
  • professionals with experience or interest in IDEA??
Want to find out the perks to being an ARCS Committee Member?

The current available positions are: 

Member Advocacy Committee
Volunteers Needed - 2 | Chairs Needed - 1
ARCS Advocacy Committee wants you! We're seeking ARCS members to join us in our work to articulate the centrality of collections specialists. We do so by advocating through education, outreach and elevating best practices, while also working to ensure that diverse voices are supported and strengthened in the collections industry. From the committee that brought you the Show me the Money Webinar and the Pay Equity Statement, we now turn our focus toward decreasing ableism--starting with an upcoming webinar on how to better support our colleagues from the disabled community. We invite you to join us in our work.

Membership Engagement Committee

Volunteers Needed - 3

The Member Engagement Committee promotes ARCS membership growth, and increases membership participation in all ARCS areas.  They assist all other committees and subcommittees with their work to identify valuable benefits and resources for ARCS members, and to conduct regular membership research to recognize trends within the field and the needs of ARCS’ membership.

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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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