IBPOC Museum Professionals Network Coordinator

What is the IBPOC Museum Professionals Network?

The BCMA Mentorship Program delivers mentorship opportunities and career development resources to students and emerging professionals in BC’s arts, culture and heritage sector. This year, the BCMA will expand this program by introducing a new network that will provide targeted support for  Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC).

Responding to the immediate needs identified by racially marginalized museum workers, the new IBPOC/BIPOC Museum Professionals Network will enable access to practical resources, professional development, networking opportunities, and peer support.

What are we looking for? 

BCMA encourages proposals from individuals and groups from anywhere in BC that are interested in building connections and supporting diversity in museums. Proposals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Your vision for the network. (How is it structured? What are any key themes you’d like to explore? How regularly will networking opportunities be available throughout the year?)
  • Your target audience for the network.
  • Realistic deliverables for the year (Examples: virtual networking sessions, webinars, workshops, resources, etc.).
  • Any non-monetary support requested from the BCMA (Examples: staffing time, software access, contacts, etc.).
  • An estimation of your time commitment.
  • Any qualifications or experiences you would like to share.

What is RBC’s involvement?

The Royal Bank of Canada is supporting this initiative through its Future Launch Program. It is with their support that BCMA is able to compensate artists and professionals for their expertise and contributions to the program. This includes contractor fees and honoraria for any presenters and workshop facilitators which we hope will ensure that the program generates opportunities and caters to the interests and specific needs of racially marginalized arts, culture, and heritage professionals.

Funding Available

The Association has allocated $20,000.00 to support the creation of the new IBPOC/BIPOC Museum Professionals Network.

  • $15,000.00 are available to support the position of the IBPOC/BIPOC Museum Professionals Network Coordinator.
    • The Coordinator will receive $1,250 per month to meet agreed-upon deliverables.
    • Estimated 10 hours of work per week.
  • $5,000.00 are available to the Coordinator to be distributed as honoraria or professional fees in support of the IBPOC/BIPOC Museum Professionals Network.


Proposals will be accepted from October 22, 2020 until November 20, 2020.

Once accepted, proposals must be carried out before September 30, 2021.

Online Form

If you have questions about the position, please contact Ryan Hunt, BCMA’s Executive Director at executivedirector@museumsassn.bc.ca.

If you have questions about the form or how to submit a proposal, please contact us at bcma@museumsassn.bc.ca

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