[BCMA] Job Post: VMPA Museum Director

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*Vancouver Police Museum & Archives - *Museum Director

Housed in Vancouver’s most intriguing heritage building, the Vancouver
Police Museum & Archives (VPMA) provides a unique lens through which to
explore Vancouver’s history.

The VMPA is an independent museum run by the Vancouver Police Historical
Society, a registered charity. Its vision is to foster a community that is
dedicated to open dialogue on the topic of law enforcement and crime in
Vancouver's past and present by:

·      Providing a rounded perspective and an open and safe place to
discuss topics of law enforcement and the science of criminal and death

·      Engaging visitors with intriguing contextual information that places
the choices and practices of local law enforcement within a wider scope the
city’s history and changing needs of Vancouver’s citizens

*Job Summary*

Reporting to the Vancouver Police Historical Society Board of Directors,
the Museum Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and
day-to-day operations of the VPMA. With a solid understanding of museum
management, they motivate staff to reach high standards of museum and
archival practices. The Museum Director is the spokesperson and public
representative of the museum, with proven relationship management skills
and a community-minded approach to all civic engagement and public exhibit

*Roles & Responsibilities*

*Project Management* – The Museum Director is the museum’s strategic
leader, directing operations, programs, and activities on a day-to-day
basis. They provide forward thinking ideas and inspire staff and
stakeholders to engage in new programs and exhibits that keep the museum
fresh and relevant. They also set the pace and lay the groundwork for
success for staff by ensuring necessary timelines, budgets, and resources
are in place.

*Financial Management and Fundraising* - All aspects of museum finances -
daily account balances, revenue and expenditures, payables and receivables,
special and long-term financial needs - is the responsibility of the Museum
Director. Setting a positive course for financial well-being by analyzing
and explaining budget performance is an important component to the
position. As a self-funded organization, the Museum Director is required to
identify fundraising needs and best sources for funds, and to write
fundraising requests, grants, and develop sponsorship opportunities.

*Community Engagement* - Supporting the growth and development of new
audiences on site and online through captivating marketing strategies is
essential for success of the position. As the public representative of the
museum, it is the Museums Director’s responsibility to develop strategic
plans to encourage and maintain memberships and community relationships.
They will liaise directly with persons from executive and operational
levels of the Vancouver Police Department.

*Board of Directors Relations* - The Museum Director acts as a professional
advisor and guide to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the
organization’s activities and works closely with them to shape and maintain
the vision and strategic plan. State-of-the-museum summary reports are
delivered quarterly and comprehensive reports are prepared for the Annual
General Meeting: financial statements, operational and curatorial reports,
strategic plans, and financial forecasts.

*Human Resources -* The VPMA provides the opportunity for the Museum
Director to be a leader and mentor to young professionals in the early
stages of career development. They are responsible for recruitment and
management of staff and volunteers in a positive, inclusive atmosphere.

*Heritage Building Maintenance* - The VPMA is housed in a City of Vancouver
owned building with designation in the Vancouver Heritage Register. The
care and maintenance of the building falls to the Society and is managed by
the Museum Director. It is important to be able to develop positive
relationships with municipal staff to ensure proper care of the building.

*Knowledge and Competencies*

·      University degree in Museum Studies, Education, History,
Business/Marketing, or related field

·      Minimum 3 years of experience working in a professional arts &
cultural administrative supervisory role

·      Experience in and/or knowledge of the museum/heritage sector

·      A proven record of working effectively with a Board of Directors

·      Experience in and knowledge of private fundraising and grant writing
is essential

·      Experience in planning and managing cash flow forecasts, operating
budgets and financial reporting

·      Skills in building and managing relationships involving a variety of
stakeholder groups

·      Ability to develop and implement planning processes and marketing

·      Proven skills as a clear and dynamic communicator who is passionate
about leading

·      Critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills with a high
level of self-motivation

·      Valid driver’s license with access to a car

·      Proficient in Microsoft applications, Google Workspace, and online
meeting platforms

*Work Expectations*

This position is at 80% full-time comprising 30 hours per week over 4 days.
Schedule flexibility is required for seasonal evening and special event
programming. Remuneration is between $41,000-$44,000

*Application Deadline*

January 31, 2022 at 5pm

Please submit your resume by email to: apply at vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

No phone calls please
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