Career Resources

Resources that can help you make a career change and find new jobs in the arts, culture, and heritage sector.

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Tools and Resources

Prepare your arts and cultural CV

This guide provides information to help artists and arts workers prepare a new CV or adapt an existing one. It focuses on presenting their arts and cultural training, activities, and experience to the Canada Council.

Resume & Interview Tips for Tourism Jobs

Practical tips and resources to help you brush up on your skills so you are confident when talking to employers about your next job opportunity in the tourism sector.

ACE-WIL | Talent MATCH Program

Helping Museums, Arts, Tourism, Culture, and Hospitality Organizations Hire Students

Jobs Round Up - Emerging Museum Professionals

Emerging Museum Professionals / Professionnels émergents des musées Canada

A Step Up the Career Ladder

Tips on how to write or read a job post.

Decoding The Job Post: The Salary Range Is Your Friend

The salary range is a good indication of whether the position suits your personal financial plans/budget and where you want to be in 1 year, 2 years, or even 5 years.

Decoding The Job Post: the Benefits of Benefits!

Have no doubts - a job’s benefits say a lot about the organization.

BCMA Job Board

BCMA can help you find your next career opportunity!

View Open Positions in BC’s Cultural Sector Now!

Networking Opportunities

2SLGBTQIA+ Cultural Professionals Network

Connect with arts, culture, and heritage 2SLGBTQIA+ professionals, students, and volunteers from across British Columbia.

Museum Manager Mondays

Being a museum manager is a challenging and often isolating role. Museum Manager Mondays is a new program to help professionals in leadership positions connect, network, and provide mutual support.

IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

Responding to the immediate needs identified by racially marginalized museum workers, the IBPOC Network will provide targeted support for IBPOC and equity-seeking members of our community through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development.

BCMA Mentorship Program

Connecting emerging museum professionals with experienced cultural professionals, helping to build lasting relationships and strengthen connections within the museum and gallery sector.

Learn more about mentorship!

BCMA Professional Development Bursaries

BCMA Grants & Bursaries

BCMA Conference Bursaries

The BCMA Conference Bursary helps off-set travel, accommodation and/or conference registration costs for delegates in need, students interested in the museum sector and emerging professionals.

BCMA Grants & Bursaries

Joe Nagel Technology Bursary

Supporting educational opportunities related to the innovative use of technology in the museum, gallery or heritage field for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.

BCMA Grants & Bursaries

Barrie Hardcastle Bursary

Supporting financial administration and management training for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.

Become a Member!

Becoming a member is the best way to be updated on all the new professional development opportunities BCMA offers and makes you eligible for bursaries and other exclusive opportunities

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