Museum Collections Manager
Museums and Collections Services

Competition No. – A106624368
Closing Date – Will remain open until filled. Review of applications will commence November 17, 2014.

The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic museum professional for the leadership position of Museum Collections Manager, University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta located in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. There are 29 academic museum collections that comprise the University of Alberta Museums which are integral to the University’s teaching, research, discovery learning and access programs. Museums and Collections Services leads the development and implementation of a campus-wide operational, administrative (policy) and exhibition/program delivery framework for the University of Alberta Museums.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Museums and Collections Services/University of Alberta Museums, the Museum Collections Manager is accountable for leading and shaping the U of A Museums Collections Management area including:

• Leading, planning and managing the Collections Management Program for the U of A Museums
• Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating collections management services and policies in compliance with legislation, and in accordance with established museum standards
• Ensuring the Collections Management Program and the U of A Museum’s collections management system and web strategies are aligned and integrated
• Ensuring the University of Alberta Museums are compliant with regulatory areas such as the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, CITES (endangered species legislation) and Copyright legislation
• Identifying and securing significant new resources to support the Collections Management Program and strategies
• Lead the development and implementation of a museum emergency/disaster preparedness and prevention strategy for the U of A Museums
• As a member of the U of A Museums leadership team contributes to planning major strategic initiatives within the University of Alberta Museums vision

The successful candidate will have:

• A graduate degree in a discipline familiar with object-based research and/or museum collections management
• Five years progressively responsible leadership experience in a museum/university museum setting or museum management and advisory settings
• Excellent writing, planning, research, communication, organizational and project management skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of the museum community, not-for-profit sector and government services, locally, nationally and internationally including funding sources available for museums and related projects.
• Evidence of ability to interact effectively with all levels of campus personnel and especially academic curators, faculty, and senior administrators
• Comprehensive and current knowledge of museum theory and practice
• Core competencies including: achievement orientation, analytical thinking, conceptual thinking, flexibility, impact and influence, organizational awareness, business insight, planning and initiative, self-confidence, self-development, sense of urgency, and team leadership and team cooperation

This regular continuing position is in accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at and an annual salary of $63,683 to $106,147.

Review of applications will commence November 17, 2014; however, this position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and a list of 3 professional references.

Applications can be submitted online at:

Mailing Address:

University of Alberta Museums
Attn: Christina Marocco, Administrative Team Lead
University of Alberta
Ring House #1
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


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