Chief Executive Officer – Chinese Canadian Museum, British Columbia

The Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia was founded in March 2020 as an independent, non-profit society with a mandate to establish a museum honouring Chinese Canadian history, contributions, and living heritage across the province.  British Columbia is embarking on a powerful journey: to unite the past, present, and future of the Chinese Canadian experience in Canada’s first and only Chinese Canadian Museum. As a focal point for the community, the Museum will tell the authentic stories of BC’s Chinese Canadians, transforming the narrative and revealing the truths and identities that have built and continue to influence our province and our country.

This is a truly exciting prospect! Reporting and working closely with the Board, the inaugural Chief Executive Officer will build on the existing momentum achieved and execute strategic implementation, operational plans and the fundraising strategy. A key aspect of this will be to cultivating productive relationships with diverse stakeholders across a variety of sectors, nurturing relationships with a wide range of people including community representatives, government, businesses, donors, and the museum and heritage sector in BC and across Canada. Another priority will be securing a stable financial position to support operational costs and to fund the capital work of establishing a permanent base.

Success in this inaugural position will require a unique mix of experience, education, leadership and genuine passion for sharing the stories of Chinese Canadians. The ideal candidate will bring strong executive leadership as a CEO, operational competence, and a clear understanding and knowledge of successfully working with government entities and diverse communities. You will have a track record of effectively executing strategic plans, driving a process forward to the next level, and successful fundraising.  Superior human resources skills have allowed you to build strong leadership teams and create a motivated environment full of innovative ideas and excitement for this enlightening homage to Chinese Canadian history. You will possess cultural fluency and have demonstrated awareness, respect, understanding and a natural curiosity.

The Chinese Canadian Museum, the first of its kind in Canada, represents an exciting and truly unique opportunity to honour and celebrate the courageous contributions and sacrifice of BC’s Chinese Canadian communities, a tribute and transformative platform in Vancouver’s Chinatown with global and national significance.

The Chinese Canadian Museum is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Chinese Canadian Museum throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Alexis Trunks​ at Odgers Berndtson​ or submit your resume and letter of interest online to by 4 March 2022.

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