The BCMA Mentorship Program pairs Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs – in the first 10 years of their career) with experienced museum professionals in mid- or senior-career positions for an eight-month (October-May) mentorship.

Are you passionate about museum work?  Are you interested in driving your career to the “next level”?  Are you curious about your field and what it takes to make be a success?  Are you willing to learn and get constructive feedback through open and honest communication with someone who was once in your shoes?  If you answered yes to these questions, you would be suitable for a mentorship with the BCMA.  EMPs must be Individual Members in good standing to participate in this program (note: if you are currently a Student Member in good standing but not returning to full time studies, you are still eligible for this program).


To participate in the BCMA Mentorship Program as an EMP, you must:

  1. Be an active BCMA Individual Member in good standing (or Student Member in good standing not returning to full time studies)
  2. Be within the first 10 years of your museum career
  3. Work at or volunteer regularly at a museum or related institution in BC (the institution does not need to be a member)
  4. Complete the following online application form
  5. Commit to meeting with your Mentor a minimum of once per month during the eight-month program


Applications are now open!

Deadline for applying to the BCMA Mentorship Program: August 25, 2017


BCMA Mentorship Program - EMP Application

There are 2 pages to this form, the first is information to determine your eligibility, and the second is short answer text questions to help us get to know you better. If you navigate away from the form your progress will not be saved.

Step 1 of 2

  • If you need assistance finding your BCMA membership number, please email
  • The BCMA Mentorship Program is open to Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs), generally defined as early-career professionals in the first 10 years of their career.
  • Please select up to three (3) areas of interest in which you are seeking mentorship. These should be areas in which you work, or in which you are seeking to gain knowledge in order to work in that area. Please note due to mentor availability, we may not be able to match you with more than one area of interest.
  • Please list any other professional development activities or education you are currently involved in.