Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors

Maryland Humanities is seeking nominations for new members to join its dynamic volunteer Board of Directors.  The ideal nominee will be a Maryland resident with a passion for the humanities and the capacity to advance our mission.

Nominees should be able to make a significant commitment of time and resources to the governance of Maryland Humanities and our many public programs, including One Maryland One Book, Maryland History Day, and Museum on Main Street, among others.

Nominees should have deep community connections and a willingness to activate them with the Executive Director and staff. Maryland Humanities also seeks to add members who reflect the demographic and racial diversity of the state, as well as those who offer a broad geographical representation. Currently, we are prioritizing nominees who reside in Frederick County, Prince George’s County, Washington County, the Upper Shore counties of Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s, and the Lower Shore counties of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester. In addition, we are interested in candidates with backgrounds in human resources, the law, entrepreneurship, graphic design, or leadership experience in a changing workplace. Finally a commitment to racial equity principles with experience in implementation and/or an affinity for learning are a necessity for consideration.

Board members’ primary responsibilities include strengthening and monitoring the organization’s programs and services, ensuring effective fiscal management, fundraising, strategic planning, selecting and orienting new board members, allocating grant funds, hiring and evaluating the Executive Director, and promoting Maryland Humanities activities. Nominees must be available to attend a mix of in-person and virtual quarterly board meetings, quarterly committee meetings, and Maryland Humanities events. Candidates are expected to make Maryland Humanities a philanthropic priority, with the capacity to contribute or secure from private or public sources the minimum board contribution or possess the availability and willingness for active solicitation. Members serve without pay and are eligible to serve for as many as three three-year terms.

Both self-nominations and those of others are welcome. Please complete the Board Nomination Form below to nominate yourself or someone you know. All nominations must be received by July 31 to be considered for election in September.

If you are interested in making a nomination, please complete the information requested in the form below. Thank you for your interest in supporting Maryland Humanities!