The BC Museums Association is looking for a creative, passionate, and knowledgeable individual to support members’ professional development, networking, and training needs.
The BC Museums Association, founded in 1957, represents over 400 members across British Columbia, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, Indigenous cultural centres, science centres and related organizations located throughout B.C. We are a provincially incorporated non-profit society and a registered charitable organization that works to create a bright future for B.C.’s museum, gallery and heritage sector through networking, advocacy, innovation and professional development.
Reporting to the Executive Director and liaising with the BCMA’s Professional Development & Education Committee, the Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services which work toward the advancement of BC museums and museum professionals as outlined in the BCMA’s strategic and operational plans.
The Program Coordinator shares responsibility for addressing stakeholders’ needs within established priorities by: collaborating with BCMA staff, partners, and stakeholders to ensure the overall goals of the BCMA are achieved; remaining current on professional development and learning trends and issues affecting museums; addressing the broad trends and issues affecting museums through program/service development; consulting and communicating regularly with staff, members, and stakeholders; and planning and evaluating programs and services
Areas of Responsibility General
- Participate in organizational planning/evaluation processes
- Develop an annual work plan in consultation with the Executive Director
- Collaborate with stakeholders in the planning and development of professional development programs and services
- Coordinate new and existing grant, bursary and awards programs as needed
- Design and develop professional development and learning programs, services, and resources
- Oversee development of resources, including online and print tools, webinars, workshops, etc.
- Design and conduct program and services evaluation
- Ensure the application of professional standards and practices
- Other duties as assigned
- Liaise with BCMA partners in the Provincial Government
- Work with existing partners in the museum sector
- Create new partnerships with organizations in the educator sector, other not-for-profit organizations, and Indigenous cultural heritage organizations
Coordination and Delivery
- Recruit trainers, hire consultants and instructors, negotiate contracts
- Manage promotional aspects of professional development and education activities (web and print-based materials)
- Coordinate professional development events, including scheduling, facility arrangements, equipment, and supplies
- Ensure efficient registration, confirmation and record-keeping procedures are in place
Administration & Development
- Participate in the research and writing of funding/grant applications and follow-up reports
- Draft and track program budgets
- Participate in the planning and administration of the professional development budget
- Write reports, as necessary, for internal use and to communicate with stakeholders – especially members
The BCMA is a small team that works in close communication and collaboration. The successful candidate must be a team player who is open, creative, and dedicated to supporting BC’s museum sector.
- University degree/equivalent post-secondary education and/or demonstrated relevant experience
- Sound knowledge of adult education theories and practices
- Sound knowledge of current museological theories and practices
- Strong interpersonal skills, experience collaborating with partners
- Strong critical thinking skills with an emphasis on ‘thinking outside the box’
- Familiarity with the BC museum, gallery, archives, heritage and general non-profit community sector (especially the challenges facing small museums in remote communities)
- Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
- Demonstrated self-starter
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work well independently and as a member of a team
- Experience working with Indigenous stakeholders
- Experience with online learning an asset
- Strong digital literacy skills and knowledge of platforms like Zoom, Google Suite, MS Office, Slack, and Adobe Creative Cloud an asset
- Valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required
Compensation & Working Conditions
The BCMA is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in BC’s museum sector. Applications are supported from individuals from diverse backgrounds including women, visible minorities, trans and queer persons, people of Indigenous ancestry, and persons with disabilities.
Annual salary for this position ranges between $43,000-49,000 depending on the candidate’s experience, skills, and work history.
The BCMA is happy to offer a flexible work environment (including support for remote work), a small monthly benefits stipend, and ten vacation days per year. Additional hours may be required during events and heavy deadlines, including evenings and weekends, in which case a banked time system is in effect.
Application deadline: January 11, 2020 by 7:00 pm. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Interviews: Interviews will ideally be scheduled January 16 and 17, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: We would like the candidate to start as soon as they are able.
How to apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Program Coordinator Application.”