Training. Evaluation. Advice. Mentorship.
For arts, culture, and heritage organizations.
For years, BCMA members have requested the development of a new province-wide assessment and training program and through the support of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), we are excited to announce the development of the TEAM Program! The Training, Evaluation, Advice, and Mentorship (TEAM) for Museums Program (TEAM) will build upon BCMA’s nearly 75-year history and look to museum training programs from across Canada to offer critical evaluation and support in key areas of museum operations.
The goal of TEAM is to determine where museums are falling short, but also to work collaboratively with members and partners across the province to build capacity, fix long-standing issues, and make meaningful steps forward in equity and inclusion.
This two-year project will result in a pilot evaluation and training program for BC museums, galleries, and other heritage organizations.
In the first year, the BCMA will:
- Assemble a working group of members to provide feedback and guidance
- Conduct a sector-wide analysis of similar programs
- Review and synthesize findings to develop evaluation systems/criteria
- Compile training materials
- Recruit pilot sites
In the second year, the BCMA will:
- Work with three to five organizations to pilot the TEAM Program
- Continue to refine evaluation systems
- Explore funding options to ensure the continuation of the program
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the TEAM Program, please contact Lorenda Calvert.
Call for TEAM Program Advisors | TEAM Mates
The BCMA is seeking museum professionals from all career backgrounds and specialties to join the BCMA as TEAM mates. The Training, Evaluation, & Advice for Museums (TEAM) program will build upon BCMA’s nearly 75-year history and look to museum training programs from across Canada to offer critical evaluation and support in a proposed seven key areas of museum operations:
- Collections/Facility Management
- Emergency Preparedness
- Community Engagement
- Marketing/Revenue Generation
TEAM mates will provide guidance and advice on the evaluation criteria, key areas and reporting process.
TEAM mates should be able to commit to one meeting per month during the advisory period of the TEAM program pilot. The BCMA encourages participation from across the province and meetings will be held over Zoom. Compensation will be provided at a rate of $50 per hour.
If you are passionate about being a TEAM mate please email Lorenda at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and indicate, using the seven key areas above, your top 3 areas of interest. The BCMA is seeking six to seven TEAM mates and hope you will consider applying.
Deadline for submissions will be December 5th 2022.