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Join Rokeby Museum’s Board of Trustees

September 2022 — Opportunity for Service as a Trustee of Rokeby Museum

Rokeby Museum, a 90-acre NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK and UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SITE in Ferrisburgh, VT, has openings for new members of the Board of Trustees starting in January 2023. Each serves a 3-year term, with the possible addition of a second 3-year term.

We welcome people who live in Addison County as well as those who live elsewhere in Vermont and the nation. We will be meeting exclusively on Zoom until January 2023, at which time we will have an effective hybrid communication system in place for those who do not live nearby.

Rokeby is committed to the preservation and interpretation of the Robinson family’s homestead, an 18th-century farmhouse with nearly 200 years of domestic belongings and an archive of over 15,000 family letters. This commitment includes maintaining hiking trails and an educational center with an award-winning Underground Railroad exhibit and a space for changing exhibitions.

Rokeby’s long-range vision includes telling an inclusive and diverse history of Vermont and our nation, being a center for discussions of contemporary social and racial justice issues, and having a reputation for excellence in education, engagement, and programming. New trustees will aid us in realizing that vision.

Currently, we are looking for trustees with knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Financial Management, including accounting and/or non-profit fiscal policies  
  • Marketing, in the context of development and advancement
  • Fundraising/Development, with an emphasis on individuals who are excited about raising funds for restricted or unrestricted gifts in support of Rokeby Museum. Experience with building the case for support and doing outreach such as solicitations is desirable.
  • Donor Cultivation/Community Engagement, in the context of building relationships with current or prospective donors and strengthening community partnerships.

AND / OR

  • Historic Preservation/Building & Grounds Maintenance, processes for preserving, conserving and protecting buildings, objects, and landscapes of historical significance.

If you are interested in becoming part of a team of committed trustees, staff, volunteers, artists, and professionals, we’d like to hear from you.  Please submit a short resume or a synopsis of your relevant experiences and a letter of interest detailing your strengths and any other relevant information to the Executive Director, Lindsay Houpt-Varner, at director@rokeby.org by October 7, 2022.

The Rokeby Board of Trustees has the opportunity to guide real and lasting change in this historically dynamic institution as well as advance our social justice mission. Please consider joining us!

Employment

We are not seeking to fill any positions at this time, but welcome anyone wishing to volunteer.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to share your skills and talents with your community. At Rokeby Museum, volunteers are integral to helping us achieve our mission.

There are so many ways to get involved at Rokeby Museum. From tours, collections work, or trail maintenance, there is something for all interests.


Rokeby Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

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