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Call for ACO NextGen Executives: 2020-2022

Applications must be submitted before 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2020


ACO NextGen is currently seeking several students, recent graduates or emerging professionals with an interest in heritage to join us on the ACO Executive Board until 2022. All activities will be virtual until otherwise safe to do so. The following positions are available (details below):

  1. ACO NextGen Vice Chair
  2. Director of Public Outreach
  3. Director of Social Media
  4. Program & Event Coordinator

Previous experience sitting on a board is not necessary, however applicants should provide examples of taking initiative or acting in a leadership role. Demonstrated experience relevant to the roles outlined below is preferred, but not required.

Members of the board will be responsible for attending meetings (approximately once per month) and taking the lead on their respective duties, which require a varying time commitment throughout the year. These are volunteer positions and therefore unpaid. However, this is an opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills, take ownership over projects and build a professional network within the heritage industry.

In each case, the requirements a candidate must fulfill to become a NextGen executive are as follows:

  • Be interested in heritage and in creating opportunities for people to engage with it
  • Self-identifying as a student or emerging professional (need not be in the heritage field)
  • Have or will have an up-to-date ACO membership (easily acquired, if they don’t have one)

Architectural conservation requires the skills and knowledge of many fields, including architecture, history, cultural studies, urban planning, photography, interior design, landscape architecture, art history, sustainable design,  archaeology, civil engineering, museum studies, geography, architectural theory, conservation studies, and more. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ACO NextGen also strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all genders and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

To apply, submit your resume, position(s) of choice and a 200-300 word statement of interest to aconextgens@gmail.com before 11:59pm on Sunday, September 20th.