Museum Council

Join the Board

Join the Board


 Looking to gain unique leadership experience?

Museum Council is looking for cultural professionals to join our Board of Directors and Committees!

As the largest museum-focused, membership organization in Greater Philadelphia, Museum Council is leading the charge with innovative programs, events and networking opportunities for the museum community and the individuals who support it.

Apply today to join a diverse group of people dedicated to building connections between and among the museum and cultural community in Philadelphia. Grow with us as you develop leadership skills, serve the mission of Museum Council, and make professional connections. 


  • Board members should have experience working (either paid or through service) with museums.

  • Applicants do not need to be currently working in the specific area they apply for, but should have baseline knowledge and a willingness to learn. 


  • Maintain your Museum Council membership

  • Attend board and/or committee meetings held 6 times per year 

  • Attend Museum Council events — volunteer when possible

  • Promote Museum Council through their networks

  • Bear any costs of board participation – Museum Council does not reimburse personal expenses incurred

Selection Process

  • Complete the application below by September 6, 2019 

  • Applicants should also submit their cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications to 

  • All applicants will be notified of their status by September 30, 2019

For more information, contact: 

Michael Madeja
Chair, Nomination Committee, Museum Council 
Museum Education Coordinator, American Philosophical Society