Volunteer as a Project Manager

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society – 2019 Business Case

Organisation: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society

Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver, BC.

Closing Date: 25th August 2019

Organization Mission

To educate, inspire, and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration.

Project Summary

Opened in 1968, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (HRMSC) has undergone several renovations in its history.  The last major renovation was in 1997 when the exhibit areas on the main floor were added to the Centre.  It is time to renew our exhibit areas and the planetarium theatre by creating a Business Case for the renovations.

Project Objectives

Building on previous inspections and construction analysis, the object of this project is to build an UpToDate Business Case for funding acquisition that details quantitative (cost/pricing) and qualitative (timeline for renovations etc.) analysis for renovations to Space Centre and Exhibits.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in developing Business Cases
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a project manager on facility renovation & construction projects
  • Strong background in Project Estimating
  • Experience in installation and removal of digital technology is desirable

Estimated Time Commitment

10 – 12 hrs/wk.

Start Date: September 1, 2019                                                   End Date: December 15, 2019

Scope of Work

The Volunteer Project Manager will work with Director of Finance to produce and Business plan that will include but not limited to budget estimation and scheduling for the following areas:

  • Star Theatre (projector/dome]
  • Start deck
  • Bathrooms (costs separately)
  • AV: Auditorium, lounge, studios, star theater
  • Cosmic Courtyard
  • 720 Immersive Experience (including SIM removal)
  • Main lobby
  • Auditorium
  • Lower lobby refresh


  • Business plan that includes latest estimates for budget and schedule for renovations.


The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to the Sam Badiei, Director of Finance.


Sam Badiei will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society on this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:

Director of Finance, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society

Email: finance@spacecentre.ca

Phone: (604) 738–7827 ext. 248

URL:  spacecentre.ca

Please copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:

David Nimmo PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager

Email: David.Nimmo@pmv.org

Organization may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.

NOTE: As this is a project that requires a lot of time commitment, we may consider a team approach of a senior/junior project manager. We encourage junior project managers who are interested in acquiring experience to apply. Any such arrangement will be contingent on agreement by the client and the applicants.