Board Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the RJD. Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to the Museum. They welcome visitors, provide quality educational programming, and help keep the grounds looking beautiful. We hope you will join us!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Gardening
  • Docent Tours
  • Special Event Assistance
  • Administrative Assistance / Marketing Assistance
  • Visitor Services

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Volunteer hours are flexible according to the time commitment and interest of each volunteer. Most positions require weekday  hours.

For more information please email the volunteer coordinator. 

Prospective Volunteer Profile 

We can’t wait to hear from you! Seeking Nominations for the RJD Board of Trustees

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum is seeking nominations for its class of 2021 Board of Trustees. Trustees have the primary responsibility of governing the organization. In partnership with the Executive Director, they promote the museum and work to achieve established strategic goals.

2021 is an exciting year at the RJD. A strategic plan focused on community outreach, diversity and inclusion, and growth of programming and resources is under development and will be launched by the time this new class of Trustees takes office. The Museum itself has weathered the storm of the pandemic, emerging with a razor-sharp focus on priorities, increased digital capacity, greater visibility in the community and solid financial standing.

Individuals with some combination of the following skills are sought: Fundraising, Legal, Strategic planning, Marketing, Financial management, Human resources, Governance and Community outreach.  In addition, those with experience in higher education, non-profit management, public history, museums, public gardens, preservation and community and cultural organizations are appropriate candidates.

Trustees serve a minimum of three years, and a maximum of nine. The RJD Board meets every other month, and all trustees serve on at least one committee.

Nominations are vetted by the Governance Committee and approved by vote at the RJD’s annual meeting in September. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume or similar biographical information to the Executive Director, Dawn Salerno: 508-997-1401.The deadline for expressing interest is June 7.

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