Help shape our programs and advocacy work – join a BCMA 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. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to learn more about how the BCMA works, share their 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 committees:

Professional Development & Education Committee: The Professional Development and Education Committee provides input and guidance on training, peer networking, and educational programs to the BCMA including online resources, the annual conference, workshops, and other educational opportunities.

By participating on this committee you can suggest ideas for BCMA workshops, webinars, and online courses and ensure that we continue to offer training and professional development opportunities that actively address the needs of our members.

This committee meets quarterly via Zoom and committee members serve two-year, renewable terms.

Review the Terms of Reference

 

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 government stakeholders.

This committee meets quarterly via Zoom and committee members serve two-year, renewable terms.

Review the Terms of Reference

Contact us!

If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact us at bcma@museum.bc.ca before Feb 4, 2022. While other BCMA committees are currently at capacity and are not recruiting, 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.