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  • Employer: Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Salary: $73,855 - $84,134
  • Posting Closes: September 13, 2023

The RBCM, is updating not only the facilities and infrastructure, it is creating a new Collections and Research Building in Colwood, BC. It is an exciting time to join the museum team as we rethink and modernize our methods and processes, and welcome the perspectives and stories of all British Columbians.

Registration is the main point of contact for loans, re-patriation for exhibits and for the registration of items/objects entering the collection to ensure clear documentation. The Senior Registrar leads this team to ensure high standards of care and conservation, and careful and accurate records are maintained, and that collections and related data are easily and rapidly retrievable for exhibit, conservation or research purposes. The position is accountable for identifying and developing improvements to the centralized information system to ensure the continuing integrity of the system that supports all of the disciplines and allows for ease of access. The Senior Registrar is instrumental in ensuring close collaborative relationships are maintained across all other departments and disciplines, creating opportunities for cross-collaboration and dialogue and contributing to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation and continuous improvement.

To qualify, candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in history, museum studies, public administration, or a closely related field. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience, including Indigenous knowledge systems, lived experience, and education, will be considered.

A minimum of three years’ registration experience within a collections management and object handling setting (e.g., archives, museum, art gallery) is required, encompassing proficiency with collection management systems and expertise in disciplines like natural or human history. Additionally, candidates should possess a minimum of two years’ leadership experience with professional staff teams and to include experience as a Registrar in a mid to large institution.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in pdf format by Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at 11:59 pm (PST) with the following subject line: Last Name, First Name, RB2023 – 55 via email to: [email protected]

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