Help shape the BCMA’s advocacy efforts and join the Advocacy Committee!


The BC Museums Association works with a number of volunteer committees and working groups to help ensure the voices of our members are reflected in our programs, advocacy, and events. Volunteering for a BCMA Committee is a great opportunity to learn more about how the BCMA works, share your ideas and passions, and help support colleagues from across the province.

The BCMA is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the museum and cultural sector and in our own organizational practices. We strive to work with committees that reflect the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and geographic representations of members.

We highly encourage members from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups to join a BCMA committee or working group. If you are interested in learning about the work the BCMA is doing and our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, check out our quarterly updates.


We currently have openings on the following committee:

Advocacy Committee: The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to advance the BCMA’s advocacy plan and to support advocacy to local, provincial, and federal levels of government to increase awareness and understanding of British Columbia’s cultural sector, and champion stable funding.

By participating on this committee you can help the BCMA develop advocacy campaigns with all levels of government while gaining valuable experience working with all levels of government.

This committee has quarterly virtual meetings.

Review the Terms of Reference

Contact us!

If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact us at before January 13, 2023.

In addition to the Advocacy Committee, the BCMA also has an Indigenous Advisory Committee, Financial Sustainability & Governance Committee, Professional Development & Education Committee, and several ad hoc working groups. While these committees are currently at capacity, we always like to hear from members who would like to become involved. If you are interested in a different opportunity, we encourage you to reach out.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) Staff, Council and Committees agree to uphold the BCMA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through its work by creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. We support diversity (including, but not limited to, diversity in age, sex, identity, geography, ethnicity, orientation, and resources) in all programs, policies, initiatives, and decisions created by the Association.