Become a Volunteer
If you enjoy working with people and are interested in sharing Vancouver's history, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!
Roedde House Museum is run as a threefold facility:
- a bilingual museum with guided tours, including an active school program,
- an intimate community venue for music and other entertainment,
- a rental facility for small weddings and receptions.
Roedde House volunteers are asked to commit to 8-16 hours per month. Join our volunteer staff to lead individual or group tours. Our audience ranges from children to seniors, local and international. You can also choose to help host our special events (concerts, theatre, fashion shows, wedding rentals etc).
No historical background or knowledge necessary. All training is provided.
Knowledge of the French language is beneficial but not essential. We welcome any additional language skills.
Volunteer Treasurer – Roedde House Preservation Society Board Executive
Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a heritage house built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde. The Museum reflects the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century.
Since the Museum’s opening in May 1990, the Roedde House Preservation Society (RHPS) operates Roedde House as a threefold facility:
- A museum with guided tours, including an active schools program,
- A venue for music and other entertainment,
- A rental facility for small receptions.
The Treasurer oversees the financial aspects of the RHPS, including:
- Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting (online-based accounting system)
- Preparation of Board and Year-End financial statements
- Budget preparation and forecasting
- Reconciliation support (provides troubleshooting and guidance for data entry performed by House Manager)
- Grant application support (with Board & House Manager)
- CRA/GST/non-profit annual reporting and reconciliation
- Exploring different technologies to facilitate best accounting practices in the non-profit/cultural sector (mobile payment, etc.)
The Board of Directors and the Museum Manager conduct the planning, coordination and overall management. Financial support comes from the Provincial Government in the form of an annual Direct Access grant, revenue from rentals, donations, admission and membership fees. As well, specific projects have been possible with the help of Foundations and private sector funding.
Hours: Average two to four hours per month (will increase around annual reporting deadlines). Attends monthly Board Meetings (usually two hours long on the first Tuesday of each month, in the early evening).
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation (Accounting professionals with experience and in the CPA program will be considered)
- Two or more years of accounting experience required.
- Proficient in cash management, financial record keeping and reporting, managing expenses and finances, as well as budget management.
- Analytical approach, as well as accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Flexible, adaptable, and able to work productively and collaboratively with the Museum Manager and other Directors.
Benefits & Recognition
- Gaining valuable experience developing and managing a museum’s budget and forecasting
- Gain valuable experience on a Board of Directors.
- Work with a varied group of Directors with diverse fields of expertise.
- Be invited to special events and activities at Roedde House Museum.
Work Location: Remotely and at Roedde House Museum: 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, V6G 1J6