Employment and Internship Opportunities


The Cumberland Museum and Archives tells the story of the people of Cumberland, a vibrant village with a rich history located on beautiful Vancouver Island. The museum focuses on Cumberland’s coal mining past and accompanying themes of labour organizing as well as Chinese and Japanese immigration, exclusion, and migration.  It provides a range of services to visitors including engaging exhibits, research services, after school programs, heritage events, guided walking tours, and a replica coal mine. Though small, this exceptional museum has achieved provincial and national recognition as an award-winning cultural institution.

The Cumberland and District Historical Society, which governs the Cumberland Museum and Archives, is seeking a dynamic and inspiring non-profit professional as its Executive Director. This position acts as the primary face of the Cumberland Museum and Archives, reporting directly to the Board of Directors, supervising staff, and working closely with community partners, government officials, members, funders, and sponsors. The Executive Director will support sound governance and an active Board of Directors. The Executive Director will also serve as a strong voice building strategic partnerships and supporting the diverse history of the community. The ideal candidate has a blended experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The successful candidate will have strong organizational abilities with excellent interpersonal, financial, governance, and strategic planning skills.


Executive Director Posting 2020

Executive Director Job Description 2020

To apply, send resume and cover letter to board@cumberlandmuseum.ca Deadline for applications is midnight (PST) on February 2nd, 2020. (This job will remain open until filled.)

Please note: Thank you for your interest, we will only be contacting short-listed candidates.