We believe in mining the entertainment value in every educational experience. It's just one way our talented professional management team and staff come together to create a world-class learning destination. Here are just a few of the many people behind the scenes at the Britannia Mine Museum:
Curator of Education & Collections
With a background in geology, Diane spent 12 years working for the National Museums of Scotland, before moving to BC to take up this position in 2007. Diane is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of school and education programs, including exhibits. She also oversees research initiatives and the Collections management of geology specimens, archives and mining artifacts. Within her team, Kevin David Meisner, Education Experience Designer considers himself an Imagineer for the Museum. His interest is the future of museums and their roles in our lives. While at the Museum, his focus is on conceptualizing, designing, and evaluating the experiences of our guests.
Deron has an extensive history working in non-profit organizations and facilities management, and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of a very unique and large site including historic buildings and equipment. Deron also oversees our vibrant Historic Interpreter team in the operating logics required to provide visitors with an exceptional, memorable, and safe experience at the Museum.
Sales and Development Manager
(Acting Marketing Manager)
Tamsyn oversees the Sales team, focusing on group and travel trade visitors as well as memberships and museum development. Originally from the UK, Tamsyn has a background in tourism and non-profit management, previously working for Club Med, The Westin Resort & Spa as well as non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Squamish Hospital Foundation.
Manager, People & Culture
Elissa believes that an organization’s most valuable asset – their people – are the heart of every successful operation. Elissa oversees our HR processes and employee engagement initiatives, with a focus on building and maintaining a fun, efficient, and engaging workplace culture. She comes from a diverse HR generalist background with an Honours BA in Communications, and has obtained her CPHR certification.
Finance & Accounting Manager
Jamie is a Chartered Accountant, with strong experience in various senior finance roles, including as an Auditor and Corporate Controller. She is passionate about strategic business management, and is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration. Jamie brings to the Museum her auditor-lens, combined with big-picture strategic thinking – highly valuable in managing our unique business model as a self-sustaining not-for-profit Museum.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.