Board Member

(Burlington Museum Foundation)

Position ID: V-HVC0577
Last Full Update: 16 Feb 2024

Opportunity Details: Board Member


The Burlington Museums Foundation Board consists of up to 11 members and meets up to 12 times a year. Foundation Directors have responsibilities overseeing and supporting the general operations of the Burlington Museums Foundation. This includes ensuring a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing counsel, and actively participating in philanthropy and advocacy initiatives.

Contact Cheryl Jorritsma, Development Officer, Burlington Museums Foundation; Phone: 289-983-8141; Email:

Roles and Responsibilities

●      Serve as an ambassador for the Burlington Museums Foundation (BMF) and the Museums of Burlington.

●      Support the annual objectives of the Burlington Museums Foundation.

●      Actively participate in decision-making at Board meetings

●      Promote the Museums of Burlington in the community and actively seek opportunities to partner with businesses and other community initiatives.

●     Assist with the design and execution of a new signature event 

●      Steward donors and prospective donors, build relationships and cultivate funding. opportunities, emphasizing diversity in donor engagement.

●      Assist personally in soliciting gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations and other resources, fostering a diverse range of supporters.

●      Use personal expertise and abilities to benefit the BMF (when applicable)

●      Recruit and elect new Directors with an interest in heritage, culture and philanthropy, ensuring diverse representation in leadership.

●      Volunteer and serve on committees (when applicable)

●      Commit to up to 3-5 hours a month in supporting BMF including meetings, events and Board meeting preparation.

●      Attend Board meetings regularly (1 per month)

●      Promote and participate in events held by the BMF

●      Admit annually members of the BMF Board

●      Commit to a two-year term minimum, ensuring diversity and equitable continuity.



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Benefits Help inspire minds for years to come.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of Interest Board of Directors ; Culture & Heritage
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term - 2 year commitment
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 4 / Month
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Number of Positions Burlington 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024
Police Check Not Required
Start Date On or after 01 Mar 2024

Agency Details: Burlington Museum Foundation

Office Phone 905-332-9888
Fax 905-332-1714
Address & Map
Ireland House
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7P 5A8
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