Join Our Board

Thank you for your interest in joining the PA Humanities’ Board of Directors! This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a committed team putting the humanities into action to build community, educate, inspire, and make lasting change across the state.

The purpose of our Board is to provide thoughtful leadership that advances PA Humanities’ strategic plan through the talent, service, advocacy, networks, and ongoing financial contributions of its members.

Who we're looking for

We are seeking energized volunteers who are passionate about our mission and can work collaboratively with our team to help us build our networks, share tools, innovate, grow and put people first. We value a diverse and representative group who are advocates for equity and inclusiveness, adding to our team’s range of identities, perspectives, experiences, and knowledge. 

Listen to Abbi Peters, COO of the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, on why she joined the board.


Board membership is limited to individuals who at the time of their election or appointment are either residents in Pennsylvania or employed full-time in Pennsylvania.

Selection Process

After you review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and complete the online application, it will be reviewed by the Governance Committee. Candidates who look to be a good fit will be contacted for an interview to be put in the pipeline for board membership.

Upon recommendation by the Governance Committee, the candidate’s name will be placed on the slate for election by the Board at the next Board Meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Thomas at

Apply Now Online

The first step to starting the selection process is reviewing our FAQs and filling out the online application.
The application may take up to 15-30 minutes.

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