Programs Coordinator

Alliance for Arts and Culture

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is dedicated to inspiring people with the stories of the Pacific and Arctic waters and the ways in which they shape human lives. Through our programs and exhibits, we cultivate views of maritime history informed by diverse perspectives, partners, and voices. We are one of the major maritime museums on the west coast of North America and one of Vancouver’s flagship cultural institutions. We seek to: • Create powerful experiences that are accessible and inclusive • Address racism, and colonialism in our work • Make learning fun by approaching all we do with a sense of play, interactivity, curiosity, and joy • Work collaboratively in all we do • Ensure respectful treatment of belongings and stories • Advance research through public access to archives and collections This is educational work in a museum involving researching, developing, implementing, evaluating, and administering educational programs for school and public groups and planning, organizing, and implementing annual public events. The work of this class also includes managing the program supervisor, program interpreters and assistants. As well as, coordinating the training of volunteers and the performance of a variety of administrative and professional duties. Duties are performed under minimal supervision and considerable independence of action and judgement is exercised in all aspects of the work. Matters of policy are referred to the Executive Director who evaluates work performance in terms of the accomplishment of desired objectives. Responsibilities: Illustrative Examples of Work • Evaluates programming resources and needs of the institution, the visitor and the community and plans and develops in person and virtual educational programs for school and public groups. Researches, develops and evaluates themes and concepts for school and public programs. • Coordinates and plans year-round events and workshops for the general public (e.g. holiday and day of note events, anniversaries, festival related programs, outreach) • Updates all program materials as needed (school and public programs, tours, birthday parties, workshops etc) and ensures that all school programming material meets current curriculum. • Conducts educational and public programming as required. • Performs administrative tasks such as preparing budget estimates and administering approved budget and grants. • Collaborates with the Director of Development on researching, preparing, and submitting new and pre-existing grants. • Attends and participates in conferences of a professional nature representing the Vancouver Maritime Museum. • Prepares materials for training and use by volunteers and program interpreters/assistants and coordinates training sessions and may conduct some training sessions. • Establishes and maintains liaison and communication with other internal staff and community groups, museums and other contacts on matters related to the work performed. • Collaborates with the Collections Department to create to support exhibitions and events with programming and provide advice in the area of educational policy and trends. • Researches, prepares, and writes educational and interpretive materials to accompany major temporary and travelling exhibitions. • Collaborates with the Marketing Department on the development and implementation of the Museum’s marketing and communications plan to promote and enhance school and public programs • Advises the Marketing Department with managing the museum’s booking system as it relates to programs and events. • Collaborates with the Operations Manager to schedule tech supervisors for virtual programming and oversees tech supervisors on program dates. • Participates in recruitment and recommends selection of new staff; assigns work and evaluates performance of staff, volunteers, contract employees, and temporary assistants when required. Qualifications: University graduation in a discipline related to education or museum studies plus considerable experience in museum program work and supervisory experience. Three or more years of experience in leading an active and growing educational and programs department in a museum setting. Mastering a second language such as French and/or another language in addition to English is a bonus. How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the email address below. Please write “Programs Coordinator Position” in the subject heading. No telephone calls please. Nicola Clur, Managing Director . Deadline: April 5, 2023 This is a Permanent Full-Time union position with benefits (extended health and dental care, pension, and employee savings plan), as laid out in the Collective Agreement between CUPE 15 and the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society. The position is five days (35 hours) a week, with some evening work required. Pay Grade 24, Step 1 ($28.03). Organization: Bell Performing Arts Centre – School District 36 (Surrey) Deadline: Mar. 24, 2023 Organization: Lattimer Gallery YVR Deadline: Apr. 15, 2023 Organization: Crystal Cabin Gallery Deadline: Apr. 30, 2023 Organization: The Polygon Gallery Deadline: Mar. 20, 2023 Organization: The ACT Arts Centre/Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council Deadline: Until Filled Organization: Theatre Under the Stars Deadline: Mar. 27, 2023 Organization: Victoria Conservatory of Music Deadline: Mar. 31, 2023 To see more postings, see the full list at the right. The BC Alliance for Arts Culture is honoured to work on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and 240 other Indigenous communities across BC.

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