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BC Public Service

HRO 18R - Collection Manager, Ppm, Ornithology And Mammalogy**Amended

Victoria, BC
3 days ago
62,255 to 70,557 per year
Posting Title
HRO 18R - Collection Manager, Ppm, Ornithology And Mammalogy**Amended

Position Classification
Heritage Resources Officer R18


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Royal BC Museum

Ministry Branch / Division
Archives, Collections and Research Division

Job Summary

Collections Manager, PPM, Ornithology and Mammalogy
Research and collections Management
Archives, Collections and Research Division
Full Time 2 Year Auxiliary Appointment
HRO 18
Annual Salary Range - $ 62,255 to $ 70,557

*Amended, May 19, 2023: Posting close date extended toJune 5th at 11PM.

***Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on this BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the following directions below.***

The Royal BC Museum (RBCM) was established in 1886, making it one of the oldest continually operating museums in Canada. Since its inception the museum has changed and evolved alongside the rest of the province. Today's RBCM is committed to creating community connections, gathering spaces and educational programs, and to providing opportunities for critical thinking, self-reflection, and thought-provoking experiences to people across BC and around the world.

The BC Archives were founded in 1894 and in 2003, both organizations joined together to become BC's combined provincial museum and archives, with its purpose being to broaden the understanding about our province. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and wonder, while sharing BC's story with millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our website each year.

IMAX® Victoria is also part of the RBCM and provides incredible immersive cinematic experiences and work in tandem to deliver inspiring educational and entertaining experiences.

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.

The Research and Collections Management department of the Royal BC Museum provides for the acquisition, documentation, preventative conservation, preparation, and management of the human history and natural history collections. The department plays a central role in preparations for packing and moving the Royal BC Museum collections to a new Collections and Research Building in 2026. Staff plan, execute and track progress, and evaluate collection management of the collections in consultation with respective Curators, Collection Managers and Researchers, Sr. Lead, PPM and Strategic Collections Management, and Director, Research and Collections Management, towards prep, pack and move goals. Staff support educational and research access to the collections, information and curatorial expertise as required.
Under the general direction of the Director of Research and Collection Management, this position is responsible for supporting and maintaining the vertebrate collection with a specific focus on birds and mammals. In consultation with the Curator, other Collection Managers and Sr. Lead, Pack, Prep and Move, the collection manager plans and conducts collections management projects and activities related to the discipline. The incumbent is expected to keep current with information related to best practices in collection management and support the packing and documenting of collections for safe transit to a new, purpose-built Collections and Research Building in Colwood.
Requirements for this position include a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in one of the biological sciences or a certificate or diploma in Museum Studies and three or more years recent and relevant experience in vertebrate collections. Additionally, three years of related and progressively responsible work experience in natural history museum collections preparation, documentation, care and supervision. The successful candidate will have proven experience rehousing and preserving in the archival maintenance of dry and wet preserved vertebrate specimen collections.

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed with the job profile.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in pdf format by Monday, June 5th 2023 at 11:59 pm (PST) with the following subject line: Last Name, First Name, RB2023-27: via email to:

Additional Information:
This position requires a Criminal Records Check under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e., have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) person seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview, please contact or call #778-405-3452.

DO NOT submit your application for this position through the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications submitted through the BC Government Hiring Centre will not be considered.

Job Category
Administrative Services
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians