We know you're looking for the whole package in an organization—ours offers strong ties to the community and a solid reputation. At the Royal BC Museum we take our corporate social responsibility seriously and are progressive in our green initiatives, work schedules and work tasks. We have a pretty awesome physical workplace (where else could you see all of British Columbia in one place?), and we offer a creative and unique work atmosphere, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and pension. Our culture is built on our Values and our Vision of a place in which all people respect each other and the environment in which they live.

The Royal BC Museum is very proud of our community involvement, ensuring that more than 25,000 of BC’s school kids get free access to the galleries every year and supporting the fundraising activities of other organizations, such as non-profits and parent advisory councils (PACs).

Browse our website to find out more about us. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status).

Opportunities during COVID-19

The Royal BC Museum is committed to a safe and healthy hiring process for all positions during this period of uncertainty. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference to ensure social distancing as long as such measures are advisable by health officials. The timing for new employees to commence positions may be impacted, as the museum is currently closed pending developments in the pandemic. The Royal BC Museum will discuss options with all prospective employees.

Opportunities at the Royal BC Museum

September 30, 2020

The Royal BC Museum and Archives is one of Canada’s great cultural icons attracting millions of visitors each year, onsite and online.  We are a significant provincial and national institution charged with researching, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the historical evidence of British Columbia.  As an educational institution, the museum looks to strengthen society through cultural and scientific understanding – helping to create the society of the future.   And what a future we have! 

The BC Archives is the provincial archives; preserving and making accessible government and private records including historical photographs, documents, sound recordings, films, maps and publications. The stories these records tell chronicle the experiences of some of the individuals, businesses, families, communities and governments that helped shape the province.

The Royal BC Museum is committed to on-going and true community collaboration, building on existing partnerships and developing new relationships to help communities preserve their own stories, facilitate dialogue, and bring forth voices often silenced in historical accounts.  We are working to meet crucial goals outlined in BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report.

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic, creative, collaborative archivist to lead the Archives and represent the Province at the national archival level. This position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and strategies to facilitate access to their content.  The position implements and refines the long term strategy for the Archives, keeping current on trends, standards and technologies that will impact archival work and the future of the archives.  This position has leadership responsibilities throughout the organization and works to ensure a culture of equity and high performance.

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