Hit Save! is a community-built non-profit, and as such we are looking for a passionate individual to join our board of directors. We invite all of our community members to apply, we would love to get to know you better. As a board member, you'll play a vital role in shaping the future of our organization and ensuring we can continue our important work.

Board member responsibilities are varied and we try to focus on each person's strengths, including:

Financial Planning and Oversight

  • Review and approve annual budgets, financial statements, and fiscal policies
  • Ensure proper management and allocation of financial resources
  • Identify opportunities for fundraising initiatives

Event Planning and Execution

  • Assist in organizing fundraising events, exhibits, and community gatherings
  • Help promote Hit Save! events to engage new audiences
  • Provide on-site support to ensure seamless event operations

Preservation Efforts

  • Advise on strategies to acquire, catalog, and preserve video game hardware, software, and memorabilia
  • Explore partnerships with developers, publishers, industry leaders, museums, and archives
  • Advocate for the importance of video game preservation

Ambassador and Spokesperson

  • Represent Hit Save! at events, meetings, and speaking engagements
  • Effectively communicate the organization's mission and initiatives
  • Build relationships with sponsors, donors, and community partners

Ideal candidates should have a passion for video games and their role in culture and history. Prior non-profit board experience is preferred, but not required. We welcome applicants from diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

Chief Technology Officer Role Available

In addition to seeking a new board member, Hit Save! is also looking to bring on a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to oversee and maintain our various online services and technical infrastructure. This key leadership role will be responsible for:

  • Managing our digital archives and preservation systems, including our Omeka collections database and storage solutions
  • Administering our services, mostly built on Docker
  • Implementing security best practices and data protection measures
  • Planning and executing technology upgrades and migrations as needed
  • Potentially exploring new digital preservation tools and technologies

The ideal CTO candidate will have a strong background in IT, system administration, and web services management. Experience with open source/nonprofit technology is a major plus. Outstanding problem-solving abilities and project management skills are essential.

By ensuring Hit Save!'s online and digital capabilities run smoothly, you'll play an integral role in our mission of preserving video game history for future generations.

To apply, please submit your application with your name, prior experience and knowledge, and current interest in video game preservation to applications@hitsave.org by June 5, 2024. Please bear in mind these are unpaid volunteer positions. Join us in keeping video game history alive for future generations!