CEO Recruitment


The Barkerville Historic Town and Park is a world-renowned historic site located on 457 hectares of land in the Cariboo Region of Central British Columbia.  The town site has 107 heritage buildings and 62 Heritage Replication buildings.   The park has 161 campsites in three locations, offers onsite B & B accommodation and cottage accommodation.  It is located 8 km east of the District of Wells and about a one-hour drive from the City of Quesnel.

Our strategic plan is developed around four pillars of Protection and Infrastructure; Preservation; Presentation and Commerce; and Partnerships and Giving.


This unique and challenging opportunity will appeal to someone who can put their extensive leadership skills, their passion and commitment to work in managing and enhancing one of British Columbia’s prime heritage sites.

Reporting to the Chair of the Barkerville Heritage Trust Board of Directors, you will utilize a wide range of demonstrated skills in providing leadership to a diverse Not-for-Profit corporation in a stimulating and rewarding environment.  You will be responsible for providing leadership across all aspects of the organization through facilitating the achievement of the Board’s overall strategy, goals and objectives.  You will be accountable for effective budget and fiscal management of the organization’s resources including substantial annual operating and capital project budgets. You will develop and recommend strategic direction to the Board that supports current and future development of the organization consistent with the vision and mission.

You will have the choice of residing in the community of Wells or the City of Quesnel.


We are looking for someone who will put sincere passion and commitment into the success of our organization, our employees and stakeholders.

Your degree in business, heritage/cultural resource management and/or tourism will be supplemented by demonstrated management and supervisory experience preferably within a unionized environment.  Your experience in developing marketing proposals, negotiations with government bodies and superior communications skills are key elements that you bring to this position. Experience working within the Not-for-Profit sector is essential.   Familiarity with the heritage business is a definite asset.

The ability to develop and maintain positive, ongoing relationships with the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development of the Province of BC; and maintain a positive work culture with staff, merchants and contractors that fosters teamwork, collaboration and open communications are key attributes to your success in this position.

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

We offer a competitive compensation and incentive package consistent with the Not-for-Profit sector.

The Application

For more information on Barkerville and the position, download the posting:  Barkerville CEO Job Description

You may forward your application in full confidence via e-mail to: All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

This competition will remain open until filled.  It is anticipated that interviews will occur early 2020.

News and Other Resources

Media Release: Barkerville CEO Ed Coleman set to retire

Barkerville Heritage Trust Annual Report 2018/19:


Call 1-888-994-3332 ext. 23 or email for additional information.