A group of massage organizations working together to create a body of knowledge for the massage profession is seeking task force volunteers.

Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) member groups include the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA),  Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, Massage Therapy Foundation, AMTA Council of Schools and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. A report from the MTBOK’s second meeting was posted here in November. The group launched its website in February.

The MTBOK began accepting applications for task force volunteers yesterday, March 16. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

According to a MTBOK press release issued March 17:

“The MTBOK Stewards met in San Antonio, Texas in January to establish next steps in the MTBOK development process. Last month, the Stewards announced the establishment of a task force charged with defining a Body of Knowledge for the massage therapy profession, and posted a job description for the Project Manager position to guide the work of the task force. The job description and application guidelines for task force volunteers are available at www.mtbok.org. The task force will be seated in July, 2009. This volunteer position will require a nine-month commitment, with a projected completion date of April, 2010.

“Interested candidates should submit the following, contained in one electronic file (either Microsoft Word or PDF format):
 Resume/curriculum vitae
 Cover letter
 List of professional references

“Submit applications via email to mtboktf@gmail.com.”