Current Board of Directors
Michael Herron – Board 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 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
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.
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
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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