Program Stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Job Title: Museum Coordinator
Organization Name: Fort Calgary Preservation Society
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta
Length of Assignment: 12 weeks
Hourly Wage: $18/hr for 30hrs/week
Tentative Start Date: May 31, 2021
Applications accepted until May 10, 2021
Applications must be submitted through the Young Canada Works website at: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca
Fort Calgary is looking for one (1) Museum Coordinator as part of the 2021 Young Canada Works Program in Heritage Organizations. This role is a perfect summer job opportunity for students with an interest in the history of Calgary and Canada; museums and heritage; or the arts and culture sector who want to gain wide-ranging experience working at a non-profit.
This is a multifaceted role working with the team at Fort Calgary. The core responsibilities will be working in public programs, to contribute to developing and executing our program offering for the summer.
Programs guide Fort Calgary’s strategic plan, and are essential to the work that we do to share the significance of the lands on which the museum currently sits.
Candidates must be eligible as per the Young Canada Works guidelines.
A strong understanding of Indigenous relations in this region and Treaty 7, and a familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the relevant Calls to Action for Museums is a significant asset. This knowledge can be through lived or worked experience, or education (or both).
• Contribute to the development and execution of public programs as directed by the Programs Officer for our summer offering, including the Walk for Reconciliation, Canada Day, and Heritage Day/Historic Calgary Week
• Support the development of digital content for website and social media platforms
• Deliver or assist in the delivering of on-site and/or virtual public programs as required (interpretation, tours, workshops etc.)
• Assist with visitor experience and cultural development tasks as required
• Other museum-related duties as they are assigned
The ideal candidate will:
• Be a current, full-time post-secondary student in History, Museum Studies, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Art History, Archaeology, Education, or another relevant program
• Have a general knowledge and passion for Canadian history and/or Calgary-specific history
• Have strong and respectful interpersonal and communication skills with people from all backgrounds and cultures
• Have experience in, or an interest in public history, community engagement/outreach, and/or visitor experience in a museum setting
• Have exceptional planning and time management skills; experience in event planning or project management is an asset
• Have experience in research and writing
• Have a good knowledge of all MS Office software, including MS Teams; a solid understanding of social media platforms is an asset
• Be well-rounded and keen to take on a variety of museum roles and responsibilities
• Be able to work independently with minimal supervision, on-site and remotely if necessary
• Be able to provide your own laptop, phone, and internet connection (if remote work required)
• Be flexible with their work schedule hours
About Fort Calgary
Fort Calgary is located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, a site which has been a historical and cultural gathering place from the first Indigenous people thousands of years ago to the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police in 1875. From its origins as Mohkinsstsis (Blackfoot), Wîchîspa (Nakoda), and Guts’ists’i (Tsuut’ina), to its more recent history as a national, provincial and municipal historic site, Fort Calgary has a complex story to tell.
The Fort Calgary team is guided by a shared commitment to community, reconciliation, integrity, sustainability, inclusiveness and respect. People with diverse experience and backgrounds are valued.