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.