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ORGANIZATION: Cupertino Historical Society & Museum


The mission of the Cupertino Historical Society and Museum is to preserve and share Cupertino’s past, strengthen the sense of community, and make Cupertino history available for all.

Expectations and Responsibilities of a Board Member
Distinct responsibilities come with being a member of the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization. In this position, there is an obligation to act in the best interests of the organization. All members are expected to adhere carefully to the policies, goals, and principles of the organization and to set an example of civic volunteerism.

Expectations of a Board Member:
* Must Be a Member in Good Standing of the Cupertino Historical Society + Museum.
* Serve a three-year term.
* Attend annual membership meetings and actively participate in Board and committee meetings by being
prepared and informed.
* Financially support the organization with personal resources and attend CHSM fundraising events.
* Make an annual personal fund contribution of $250 in cash or its equivalent in event ticket sales or
solicited contributions and donations.
* Participate and act as a volunteer for administrative and fundraising activities.
* Actively participate on at least two standing committees.

Responsibilities of a Board Member:
* Create and expand public awareness of the mission, vision, programs, and activities of CHSM.
* Develop and review plans, policies, practices, and procedures that are consistent with the mission,
vision, and values of our organization.
* Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services.
* Help develop funding adequate for the organization’s needs.
* Provide resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
* Meet fiduciary responsibilities:
o Review and approve the annual budget.
o Monitor cash flow.
o Monitor investments and capital reserves.
o Assure maintenance of the physical plants.
* Monitor the impact of the organization on the community both internally (membership) and externally
* Ensure the strength of the organization, by:
o Acting as a mentor to new Board Members.
o Identifying potential Board Members to the Nominating Committee.
o Helping to grow our membership base.
* Ensure ethical and legal integrity by maintaining accountability:
o Protect the public image of our organization.
o Maintain confidentiality of Board discussions.
o Maintain a professional code of conduct.
* Ensure that CHSM staff have the moral and professional support to further the goals of the organization.
* Establish written policies for hiring, evaluating, and supervising the staff.

It is not necessary to live in Cupertino to apply for this position; however, once it is safe, we will resume in-person Board Meetings (once a month) at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino, California.

Access the Online Prospective Board Membership Application Here:

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About Cupertino Historical Society & Museum


Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum is to create a passion for lifelong learning, preserve a vanishing past, and serve as a bridge to a shared future. We believe that reflecting a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, and cultures encourages stewardship and interaction, honoring the past and enhancing the lives of current and future citizens.


The Cupertino Historical Society was founded in 1966 to research and document Cupertino's heritage. In 1990 a museum was opened in the Quinlan Community Center to share that heritage with the community. In addition to offering rotating exhibits, the Society offers children's educational programs, a quarterly lecture series, and an informative newsletter. We are a 501(c)3 organization and are not affiliated with the city of Cupertino.


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Education & Literacy
Board Development, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Cupertino Historical MuseumQuinlan Community Center10185 N. Stelling Rd.Cupertino, CA 95014


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • History
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monthly Board Meeting, Committee Meetings (as needed), 0-10 Hours/Week
  • Must be able to serve a 3-year term. Have a commitment to diversity and inclusion and an interest in the history (and future) of Cupertino, California.

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