Chief Executive Officer (CEO) [Winnipeg]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


The Manitoba Museum

Job Type

Permanent, Full Time 

Language Required



Winnipeg, Manitoba

Application Deadline

Open til filled

Job Start Date

January 2021

Date Posted

Sept 15, 2020 




Between $170,000 to $200,000 commensurate with experience

Job Description

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. 
The Manitoba Museum is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next CEO. Partnering with the Board of Governors and the staff, the CEO will provide strategic direction, executive leadership, and administrative guidance.
The successful candidate will possess the experience, knowledge, and vision along with: A superb operational skillset; a record of success in marketing, audience growth, and fundraising; a demonstrated commitment to strengthening diversity and workplace culture; and a natural inclination towards collaboration and community engagement.

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Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume to:
This posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
The Manitoba Museum is strongly committed to employment equity and welcomes diversity in its community. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).”
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.
The Manitoba Museum is located on Treaty 1 land, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. These lands, occupied for thousands of years, are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, and Nakota Nations. The Museum is committed to collaborating with all Indigenous peoples of this province including the Dakota, Anishininiwak, Dene, and Inuit.
We acknowledge the harms of the past, are committed to improving relationships in the spirit of reconciliation and appreciate the opportunity to live and learn on these traditional lands in mutual respect.