Special Projects and Communications Coordinator
BCMA is searching for a driven and socially-conscious individual to join our team as Special Projects and Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Special Projects and Communications Coordinator will support key projects including sustainability and climate action initiatives, as well as lead BCMA communications and support the development of new standards for equitable and accessible communications.
We are looking for a candidate that brings a passion for BC’s cultural sector, enjoys making new connections, and has experience with technology and new media.
Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The BC Museums Association (BCMA) office is located on the traditional, unceded lands of the Lekwungen peoples (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations). We respect past, present, and future Indigenous stewards and recognize that we are uninvited guests on this territory. As a reflection of the provincial scope of our membership and organization, we recognize that our affiliates occupy the ceded, unceded, and sovereign territories of Nations across what is referred to as British Columbia.
We are committed to supporting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the museum and cultural sector and in our own organizational practices. If you are interested in working with us, but see something in this posting that excludes you, please reach out to us. We are committed to decolonizing our practices and creating an inclusive working environment that accommodates all backgrounds and abilities.
If you have questions about this role and potential accommodations, please reach out to BCMA’s Executive Director, Ryan Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the role
The candidate will work remotely as part of a small, passionate team and a large provincial network of members, stakeholders, partners, and volunteers. We offer a creative, inclusive, and flexible work environment and the chance to make a difference in a community dedicated to supporting BC’s museums, art galleries, Indigenous cultural centres, historic sites, and heritage institutions.
The Special Projects and Communications Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include: project management, coordinating BCMA communications, creating digital outreach materials and strategies, supporting the development of best practices and promoting the organization’s mission and values to external stakeholders.
The right candidate will have the opportunity to gain skills in project planning and budgeting, grant writing and reporting, digital communications, and will be involved in helping the BCMA create new standards and systems for engaging with stakeholders. Key projects include our Climate Action and Leadership initiative and supporting our partnership with the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network.
Relevant Skills, Experiences, and Interests
- Highly developed organizational, time management, and teamwork skills
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong digital literacy skills
- Flexibility and a willingness to engage with a variety of people and ideas
- Software Skills: Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Zoom, Slack, Adobe Creative Cloud
- Grant writing experience would be an asset
- Passion for arts, culture, heritage, diversity, and community
Due to the funding for this position, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a post-secondary graduate
Be 30 years of age or under at the start of employment
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Be legally entitled to work in Canada
Work environment and compensation
Work Week: Monday – Friday (Up to 35 hours per week). Part-time work and/or flexible scheduling may be possible.
$25 hr, plus statutory benefits.
This position begins on July 5, 2022 and continues until March 31, 2023.
The BCMA team is working remotely for the foreseeable future. We welcome applications from any location in British Columbia.
About the BCMA: The BC Museums Association, founded in 1957, represents over 400 members in 144 communities across British Columbia, including museums, art galleries, archives, historic sites, Indigenous cultural centres, science centres and related organizations located throughout BC. We are a provincially incorporated non-profit society and a registered charitable organization that works to create a bright future for BC’s museum, gallery and heritage sector through networking, advocacy, innovation and professional development.
Guiding Principle: We believe in the transformative power of museums.
Vision: The museum community is valued for providing cultural leadership, influence and knowledge to British Columbians.
Mission: We lead by supporting, empowering and advocating for the BC museum community.
How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Applications are due by 9:00 pm PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
If you have any questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position may be funded by the “Digital Skills for Youth Program”