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Founded in 1991, the American Independence Museum will celebrate 30 years as a nonprofit and the 300th anniversary of its Ladd-Gilman House, milestones that are leading to an expansion of its Board in 2021.

“The Board provides leadership and governance to a dedicated team of staff and volunteers,” said Emma Stratton, museum executive director. “They are integral to our success through their work on various committees, spreading the word about our museum and securing support for our important work.”

Citing the museum as in a period of rapid growth, Ozzie Ayscue, president of the museum’s Board of Governors, said they are looking for “energetic team players.”

“We need individuals who are able to provide seasoned strategic leadership and governance and, at the same time, action-minded and willing to roll up their sleeves when needed,” he said . 

Specific needs for the museum’s Board include expertise in facilities and collections management, digital/virtual learning and exhibits, fundraising and legal.

“Even if you don’t fall neatly into one of those buckets, we encourage you to apply and let’s have a conversation,” he added. “We also have a robust ambassador program that can be a lighter commitment and sometimes a stepping stone to board roles.” 

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.