The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collection, preservation and sharing of community memory of Jewish life in BC. A dynamic, creative and collaborative Director of Community Engagement (DCE) will contribute to the achievement of this objective by securing financial support for the institution, developing innovative public programs, building strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations, and recruiting volunteers to aid in this work.
This is a permanent, full-time position (35 hours weekly) reporting to the Executive Committee of the JMABC Board of Directors and providing a monthly written report to the Board of Directors. Expectation is that time will be divided 50:50 between Programming and Development. The DCE works in collaboration with the JMABC staff (comprised of the Administrator and Archivist) and the Board to guide the direction, growth and success of the organization. While JMABC staff work in a non-hierarchical arrangement, the DCE leads specific projects and supervises contract workers, interns, and volunteers and speaks publicly on behalf of the organization. As such, the DCE must be an effective and supportive leader and mentor and excellent communicator, as well as having fundraising and grant-writing skills and experience and database management capability.
Preferred educational qualification: Master’s degree in History, Museum Studies or related field
Desired skills and experience:
Salary range $55,000-65,000 plus benefits.
The DCE represents the JMABC externally within the local Jewish community, to the broader community, in the press, and on professional associations including:
The DCE leads the creation and delivery of all JMABC public programs, including but not limited to:
While all public programs should be designed to further the JMABC mandate and be in keeping with the aims of the JMABC Strategic Plan, the specific formats should evolve to suit the times, retain existing members and attract new members and supporters across the province.
The DCE is supported in this work by the Programming Committee, volunteers and temporary staff. The DCE should be in frequent communication with the JMABC Administrator and Archivist to ensure that public programs support the work being completed by other departments and enhances public awareness about the BC Jewish Community Archives and its holdings.
Further tasks include:
The JMABC is a registered charity committed to operating with financial stability. In 2012, the Board of Directors passed a resolution stating that the organization would only embark on new projects in cases where necessary funding was fully secured in advance. In adherence to this policy, the DCE is responsible for securing funding for all JMABC public programs.
While the JMABC Archivist is responsible for securing financial support for archival projects, the DCE provides assistance in these efforts as needed.
The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in the JMABC however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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