VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION | Textile Museum of Canada
For more than 17 years, Ann Posen has been a driving force as one of the Textile Museum of Canada’s dynamic volunteers. An inspiring and passionate teacher, Ann has been instrumental in shaping the Museum’s educational programs, focusing and advancing the contributions of the Volunteer Association, and supporting staff at every level and in all aspects of Museum activities.
Ann began her TMC volunteer career as a docent in 1996. Our docents and educators work closely with education, curatorial and administrative staff, providing insight, information and guidance to each other, to students and to members of the public. Ann has unfailingly shown strong leadership in this role, working passionately with her colleagues, advancing the capacity of the Museum’s educational outreach and enhancing integrated, interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
Ann has chaired the Docent, Education and the Volunteer Association Committees and in 2000 she joined the Board of Trustees, becoming Chair in 2008, a position she held for three years. Ann is enthusiastic about the importance of the people who are the institution – in roles from governance and fundraising to education and community outreach – and she demonstrates the importance of best practices in the not-for-profit sector in all that she does. She is an advocate for the respect, appreciation and value of volunteerism in the workplace, and can be relied upon to engage her colleagues with humour, compassion, professionalism and a sense of justice that has garnered the enthusiastic support and respect of staff and fellow volunteers for her positive attitude, focused energy and steadfast commitment.
We are indebted to all of our volunteers for their leadership as well as their love of the Museum. On behalf of the Textile Museum of Canada, congratulations Ann!
Textile Museum of Canada