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

December 9, 2020


Philanthropy Research Officer and Database Specialist, Research Officer 18  

Salary: $54,934 per year Term of assignment: Immediately to November 1, 2021 

We are looking for a high-performing, research-focused, database-savvy individual to join our small, fun, over-achieving team!  You will research donor prospects (individuals, foundations, academic and government granting agencies, etc.), write and steward donation/grant proposals, prepare analyses and reports to support the Philanthropy Department, and serve as the primary administrator of the Raiser’s Edge donor database. 

The ideal candidate has a university degree supplemented with 3+ years of related experience.  You have proven experience writing grants and performing research for charitable organizations.  You have extensive experience administering a database, preferably Raiser’s Edge, to support the development of grant and donor solicitation pipelines.

An eligibility list may be created to fill this position, or similar, on a permanent basis.

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December 13, 2020

The story is familiar to so many Indigenous people - their sacred objects removed from their communities to be held in storage or on display in museums all over the world.  The Royal British Columbia Museum’s Repatriation Program exists to provide support, research, and resources to First Nations who have identified and wish to facilitate a return of sacred objects that are of importance to them.  We are considering applications from Indigenous people, to advance this important work.

Reporting to the Head of Indigenous Collections and Repatriation, the Repatriation and Community Liaison facilitates and manages consultations with various Nations by developing the consultation framework and decision-making processes, establishing working relationships with Indigenous communities, organizing consultation sessions and providing advice. The position maintains an inventory of BC Indigenous artifacts located outside of their source communities and helps facilitate the transfer of important cultural property from other museums where requested by the source community.

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