OrganizationThe Manitoba Museum
Job Start DateJanuary 2021
SalaryBetween $170,000 to $200,000 commensurate with experience
The Manitoba Museum (TMM) is the province’s largest centre for heritage and science learning, renowned for its vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and diverse history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits. The Museum is also charged with being the recipient of and safe keeper of all Province of Manitoba artifacts as well as the internationally significant HBC Collection. Deeply rooted in the history of the province of Manitoba, the Museum aspires to reflect and engage the communities it serves. Our Vision is to shape Manitoba’s future by expanding knowledge, sharing stories, and encouraging discovery.
Our Mission is to preserve the heritage of Manitoba for present and future generations; to seek, acquire, and share knowledge of Manitoba’s history, culture and natural world with Manitobans and others; and to inspire personal discovery, appreciation, and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and our universe.
The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries. Highlights include the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920s. Along-side the Urban Gallery, the new Winnipeg Gallery shows the city’s history up to the present day. Opened in November 2019, as part of the “Bringing Our Stories Forward” capital project, this is the first new gallery in the Museum since 2003.
The Planetarium features interactive multimedia shows that recreate the current night sky, explore topical developments in astronomy, and highlight the latest space discoveries. In the Science Gallery, push the limits of your imagination, put your senses to the test and explore science, technology and the world around you in an exciting, high-energy environment. Due to the number of students who annually visit the Museum as part of their academic learning, the Manitoba Museum is referred to as the largest classroom in the Province of Manitoba.
The Manitoba Museum is proud to be one of more than 100 organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to join the City of Winnipeg in their commitment to reconciliation by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord in 2018.
In 2017, TMM became the first museum, and is still the only museum in Canada, to achieve prestigious full accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. The accreditation certifies that TMM meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.
Following 28 years of balanced budgets, with more than 400,000 annual on-site visitors and over 10,000 individual supporting members, this highly respected cultural institution is well positioned to propel itself towards a bold, inclusive, and sustainable future.