Do you believe in the transformational power of museums? Do you want to help museums across British Columbia decolonize and build stronger partnerships with Indigenous communities? We are looking for an emerging professional with a passion for museums and Indigenous culture to join our team as an Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator.
This flexible temporary position is available from November 2020 until Fall 2021 with the possibility of extension.
Compensation & Working Conditions:
The BCMA office is located in Victoria on the Traditional Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Peoples, however, we welcome candidates from all areas of BC, and we have systems in place to accommodate remote work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire BCMA team is working remotely until January 1, 2021 at the earliest.
The BCMA offers a flexible working environment. The Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator position offers up to 35 hours per week, with the exact schedule and number of hours being determined by the successful applicant.
This position has an hourly salary of $25 for a maximum of 35 hours per week. In addition to standard statutory benefits, the Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator will also receive modest contributions for health benefits and professional development. The coordinator will also be responsible for managing a small budget to hire speakers, webinar leaders, and resource contributors.
The BCMA team is small (currently 4 full-time team members) and works closely together on a daily basis. Slack is used for daily in-office communication and we hold regular team meetings over Zoom. We pride ourselves on building a welcoming and trusting team environment in which all members feel supported and able to make their voice heard.
Position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works and would be an excellent opportunity for an emerging professional who is interested in building a province-wide network and gaining experience in a variety of areas.
To be eligible, the candidate must meet the Young Canada Works funding criteria, and must:
*Please note that international students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
The successful applicant will have the ability to make this position their own, bringing their unique ideas, talents, and passion to the role. Working with the BCMA staff, Council, and BCMA’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, responsibilities may include, but may not be limited to:
Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:
We encourage eligible applicants with diverse ranges and forms of experience to apply for this position. The BCMA wishes to empower success in this role and is happy to provide the successful candidate with training and mentorship opportunities to support them in their role.
Relevant experience and skills could include, but are not limited to:
Preference will be given to a qualified individual of Indigenous descent.
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm (PST) Saturday, November 14, 2020 with a subject line containing the words “Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator Application.”
Anticipated Start Date:
We would like to enable the successful candidate to start as early as possible, but depending on candidate availability, can accommodate a start date as late as mid-December 2020.