Association of Manitoba Museums: Executive Director, Application Deadline September 24

Executive Director

Association of Manitoba Museums

Are you passionate about museums? Do you write impeccable grant proposals? Do you understand some of the unique challenges faced by museums? Are you interested in supporting this vital sector? The Association of Manitoba Museums is looking for a full-time Executive Director to help guide the Association and the museums in Manitoba as we enter a new, exciting, and challenging era.


The Executive Director provides leadership and directs policymaking, planning, organization, staff, and operations for the Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM). The Executive Director works closely with the AMM Council to refine, develop, and implement progressive programs for its museum members. This top-level position communicates with all levels of government, and liaises with other regional, provincial, and national organizations with compatible mandates. They oversee the delivery of all programs and services; human and resource management; events coordination and communications; all other related duties as required. The successful candidate will possess solid leadership and problem-solving skills, be visionary, creative, forward-thinking, and passionate about museums.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Demonstrated leadership ability, including involvement within the museum community, engagement in consultative and outreach activities, and the successful management of complex, multi-year stakeholder projects.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to speak effectively in public.

Knowledge of museum program and curricula development, promotion, delivery, and evaluation.

Ability to work effectively in large and small groups as well as independently, in a congenial, professional, timely, and organized manner.

Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.

Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.

Knowledge of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), databases (FileMaker Pro, Collective Access), and automated accounting systems (Simply Accounting).

Education, Training and Experience

University degree, preferably at a graduate level, or an equivalent amount of education and experience, plus demonstrated museum management ability and experience working with volunteer boards, etc.

Ability to represent the AMM with a high level of professionalism mixed with a passion for the job.

Strong knowledge of fiscal management and responsibility in the not-for-profit sector, business finance (budget preparation and accounting), strategic/long range planning, contracts, partnerships.

Knowledge of public and private programs and funding sources related to the AMM's mandate.

Demonstrated track record in writing and managing grants.

Knowledge of personnel policies, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage, etc.

Location: Winnipeg, with some travel
Telework: Yes
Salary: $58,000-$60,000
Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

How to Apply

Send a copy of your cover letter and résumé to:
Randy James, President
Association Manitoba Museums
president (at) museumsmanitoba (dot) com

We recognize the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self declare in the cover letter if they are members of groups that have been marginalized on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, religion, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Association of Manitoba Museums

The Association of Manitoba Museums provides innovative training, advocacy, resources, and responsive leadership to its members and promotes Manitoba museums to the wider community.

The Association of Manitoba Museums, as the voice of our museum community, is dedicated to promoting excellence in preserving and presenting the cultural and natural heritage of Manitoba.

The Association of Manitoba Museums supports, promotes, and adheres to the following core values:


Respect for diversity

Reconciliation and decolonization



Lifelong learning

Pride and professionalism

If you would like to learn more about the Association of Manitoba Museums please explore our website:

The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that our offices are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.