Current Board of Directors

Michael HerronBoard member
Megan Lallier-Barron – Vice President
Brenda Jones – City Liaison
Kathryn Rifenburg  President
Erin Selvey  Board member
Liz Butterfield   Treasurer
Kasia Mlynski  Secretary

Board of Directors

The Springfield Museum seeks business, academic and civic leaders who are passionate about investing time in our local museum. The Springfield Museum’s mission is to preserve the City of Springfield’s historical artifacts and provide historical and cultural exhibits for the citizens and visitors to Downtown Springfield. Well-connected individuals are needed who can help the Museum build its internal capacity to support growth and stability.

The following is a list of skill sets needed for our  board.

Researcher who can help document the impact of museum programs utilizing strategic partnerships at schools and universities. Expert who can provide testimonials about the benefits of museum programs and can guide the development of services  provided.

Individual who can oversee financial operations

Community Builder
Well-­‐connected  liaison  to  potential  partners  among  elected  or  appointed  government officials,  foundations,  service  agencies,  non-­‐profits,  churches  and  family  networks.

Small business owner who has addressed the challenges of growth while remaining financially stable. Creative individuals who can help develop the museum’s existing or potential earned revenue streams.

Individual[s] who enjoy creating fundraising events or soliciting others for worthy causes.

Professional who can support the museum’s branding and marketing efforts, or who can garner publicity in print or other  media.

Attorney  who  can  oversee  compliance  with  organizational  standards  and  regulations,  and advise  on  employment  law,  intellectual  property,  contracts,  landlord-­‐lease,  and  other legal  matters  that  arise.

Join our Board of Directors

Authority and Responsibility
The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Springfield Museum, a nonprofit organization. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the  organization.
Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of  Board
governance: academic, accountant, community builder, entrepreneur, PR/marketing, and legal.

Directors  are  elected  by  the  board.  Directors  serve  for  a  two–year  term.

Commitment to the mission and work of the organization
Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: academic, accountant, community builder, entrepreneur, PR/marketing, and legal.
Willingness to serve on at least one committee and actively participate; attendance at monthly board meetings, one annual meeting, and periodic committee conference calls or meetings.
An estimated time commitment of ten hours per month, (includes Board preparation, meeting and committee meeting time).
Stay informed on the programs and services provided by the Springfield Museum and publicly support them. Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
Lead by example with Springfield Museum’s fundraising efforts. Make an annual monetary contribution that is your most significant charitable giving while on the board.

Major Duties
Governing Springfield Museum in accordance with the museum’s bylaws.
Promote Springfield Museum’s mission and help grow audience and membership through community networking.
Cultivate and/or initiate relationships with prospective donors and supporters.
Establish  overall  strategic  direction,  long  and  short-­‐term  goals,  annual  objectives and  priorities  for  the  Museum.
Demonstrate leadership and commitment to organizational values.
Be aware of and disclose any personal and/or professional conflict of  interest.

The pleasure and satisfaction of helping to preserve the city’s historic artifacts and culture for citizens and visitors to learn about for years to come.
The joys of new friendships among like minded individuals.
The fun and excitement of building a world class museum for Springfield.

How to Apply

By email:
Send an email to detailing the reason for your interest in the position. Be sure to attach your resumé with a detailed job / work history.

Application deadline: Open until filled