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The museum seeks individuals who can assume leadership positions to assure continuation of the museum's 40-plus year history as an all-volunteer organization. Board members should have experience, knowledge and associations that will help bring resources to the museum that are necessary for fulfilling its historic preservation and educational mission.
Current board members assume functional responsibilities in the management and operation of the museum, ranging from grounds and building maintenance to assuring compliance with our master zoning permit. We seek individuals who can help connect the museum to the community, attract support for its programs, help assure financial solvency, and recruit new volunteers.
Direct experience in, or knowledge of the historical themes the museum focuses on -- local history, the importance of railroads to Northern Virginia and the unique role played by the station during the Civil War -- is not essential but we seek individuals who share our passion for preserving local history.
Board terms are three-year commitments. Officers serve staggered, two-year terms. The board meets a minimum of eight times annually. Participants must be members in good standing of the Friends of the Fairfax Station ($25 annually for an individual membership). The museum provides liability insurance for all board members and officers.
About FRIENDS OF THE FAIRFAX STATION INC
PO BOX 7, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, FAIRFAX STA, VA 22039, US
Preserve and educate about local history through events, activities, exhibits and programs at what was the last operating railroad depot in Fairfax County.
The all-volunteer Friends of the Fairfax Station operate the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, dedicated in 1987, to preserve and educate about local history. A variety of events, programs and activities focus on local history, the importance of railroads to Fairfax County and Northern Virginia and the unique role of the station during the American Civil War.
All event planning and daily operations at Fairfax Station are the result of the commitment of our volunteers. We are in regular need for volunteers to assist with all aspects of museum operations, ranging from assisting with museum operations during open hours to fundraising, program development, facility maintenance and board leadership. We always are looking for dedicated individuals to help share the workload and increase the scope of the museum’s events and activities.
We'll work with your schedule.
11200 Fairfax Station RoadFairfax Station, VA 22039
- Resource Development / Management
- Business Planning
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Must be at least 21
- 10-15 hours/month.
- Submit resume. Meet with board executive committee after expression of interest.