Manager, Heritage Programs and Services
Management Band 3
An eligibility list may be established.
For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions stated below.
BC’s Cultural Heritage Sector needs you!
Seldom does an opportunity as unique and exceptional as this arise in the BC Public Service. This job asks more of its incumbent than to apply and manage the regulatory structures which define many areas public policy; this role also requires a passion that honours BC’s cultural heritage identity—its historic places, cultural landscapes, sites of memory, palaeontological heritage and its geographical names. This opportunity is offered within the highly operational context of natural resource and land management at a time of reconciliation with indigenous peoples and recognition of diverse cultures. It offers an opportunity to collaborate with a multitude of stakeholders to ensure that British Columbia’s cultural heritage is sustained and enriched for future generations.
The “nuts and bolts” of the this role include: providing leadership and management of the design, development and delivery of programs, policies, strategies and initiatives defined within the vision and goals of the ministry’s Heritage Branch in support of broader ministry strategic goals; providing expert counsel to the Government executive and senior management as well as problem solving and issues management advice; and leading and supervising a highly motivated, client-focused work team in a manner that reflects the vision and values of the BC Government’s heritage objectives.
More than this, however, are the intrinsic, intellectually stimulating and altruistic elements of a position such as this. To accomplish expectations, you will have keen insight which, when combined with your related education and experience in cultural heritage management, will prepare you to assume responsibility for capacity building in government, sector, and community for heritage conservation. Good business focus and people skills are essential to succeed as a heritage manager, as you endeavour to balance the sometimes conflicting needs of conservation, public interest and commercial necessity.
To embrace, and be successful in this role, you will have seasoned management skills and can direct a team to deliver innovative programs and services in a government agency setting; you are politically astute and have experience identifying and managing complex issues; you affirm, promote and demonstrate commitment to diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness; you have superior consultation, negotiation, mediation and consensus-building skills and a proven track record in developing and implementing policy and large scale programs, coordinating multiple service provider roles and functions, and managing competing stakeholder needs.
If you have a background in cultural heritage management, and a desire to make a difference in the wealth and diversity of BC’s historic environment, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply to this competition you must complete the Applicant Questionnaire which is attached to this posting. Details for submission are clearly stated on Page 1 of the Applicant Questionnaire. You may choose to include a resume; however a resume, without an accompanying completed Applicant Questionnaire, will not be considered.
Do not click on “Submit Your Profile”.
- Applicants must agree to completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a Criminal records check, and/or Criminal records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry.
- Along with a detailed summary of the position’s accountabilities, the Job Profile provides a complete listing of job requirements.
- In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the position’s education and experience as outlined in the Job Profile and in the Applicant Questionnaire.
- Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the Job Profile