Friday, June 1, 2018

Career Opportunity: Executive Director, Lacombe & District Historical Society


Position Title:                                    Executive Director

Reports to:                 This full-time position reports to the Board of the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

Positions Supervised:                        Finance and Sales Coordinator
                                                            Museum Program Coordinator
                                                            Museum Assistant
Summer Students
Interns
                                                            Volunteer Positions

Location and Hours of Position:     Michener House Museum & Archives
                                                            5036 - 51 Street Lacombe, AB T4L 1W2

Regular Working Hours:
35 hrs/ week: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
With additional or alternative hours as necessary
                       
Position Type:                                   Permanent, Full-Time

Function:        This full-time position reports to the Board of the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Directs, oversees and manages the operations of the historical society and the Museums located in Lacombe, AB.
· Assists the Board with long-term Financial and Strategic Planning.
· Develops and implements a balanced annual operating budget and provides monthly financial reporting.
· Responsible for Curatorial work, Exhibits, Programming, Collections Management, Communications, Publications, Marketing, Events and Fundraising.
· Responsible for Fund Development, Grant Writing and Government reporting.
· Prepares and presents annual reports and funding requests to the elected Councils of the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County.
· Represents the Lacombe Region at Provincial and Federal Conferences.
· Builds and maintains relationships with stakeholders and partners.
· Responsible for hiring, training and supervising all staff and volunteers.
· Responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, content of the museum website and social media platforms.
· Responsible for fostering and growing institution’s impact and public engagement
· Responsible for maintaining and/or renewing museum accreditation (AMA) and heritage designations
· Supervises all projects for the organization
· Represents the historical society on the Lacombe Regional Tourism Board and City of Lacombe Heritage Resources Committee
· Represents the historical society at industry meetings and events

Qualifications:
                                                           
  • Degree/ Diploma in Museum Studies, History, Fine Arts, Humanities or related field
  • Ability to develop and work within a budget
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Museum Association’s Standards and Guidelines for Museum Practices
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect 5.0 Collections Management Software
  • Experience in a management and supervisory role
  • Experience in planning (long term and short term)
  • Customer Service, public relations and communications experience
  • Experience working with non-profits, community and/or government organizations
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience with social media and websites
  • Comfortable learning new technologies
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications
  • Minimum three years’ work experience at a Museum, Cultural Organization and/or Archives


Special Conditions of Employment:
           
  • No Criminal Record. Consent to a Police Record Check
  • Can climb stairs
  • Can lift up to 50 lbs

Performance Review:                      After 3 months of employment and every 12 months thereafter.

Remuneration:                                  $62,953 - $78,678
Commensurate with experience. The Lacombe & District Historical Society provides a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application via email in a pdf document with your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kirchner, President, Lacombe & District Historical Society at: jenniferkirchner@hotmail.com

Application Deadline:

Monday, June 18th at 5:00pm.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Only shortlisted applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted.







Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Summer Student Job - Archives Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

NEW POSTING:


Archives Assistants (Summer Students)


OPPORTUNITY #1: Records and Archives

Job Description

The Archives Assistant will undertake work that assists the Lacombe and District Historical Society in meeting its mission to collect, preserve and interpret the culture and heritage of the Lacombe region.

The Archives Assistant will work with the Lacombe and District Historical Society and the City of Lacombe grow and advance the mutually beneficial Archival Program as part of the Records Management Program. 

Typical duties include:
·         Arrangement, description and indexing of municipal records including photographic collections and cemetery records
·         Re-house historic municipal records into archival grade storage supplies, including rearranging shelving, and boxing items for transfer to offsite storage
·         Assess the historic value of municipal records within the City’s records management program in preparation of dispositioning records to the Lacombe & District Historical Society Archives
·         Assist City’s Records Management & FOIP Coordinator as needed and other duties related to the furthering and advancing of the Society’s mission

The Archives Assistant will also help deliver programs and events at the Museums for special events such as Canada Day and Lacombe Days.

Requirements Include

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs program.
·        Physically fit and able to manipulate and move items weighing up to 40 lbs, ability to climb stairs, and ability to sit and work at a computer for longer periods of time is required
·         Preference may be given to those with previous archives work experience or education/training, library science education/training, or records management work experience/training
·         Familiarity with municipal government and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is considered an asset
·         Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Possess excellent attention to detail
·         Excellent organization skills are required
·         Ability to represent the Society in a professional, competent manner
·         Work in a multiple task environment
·         Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Access
·         Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
Wage is $15/hour, the term is between June 28th and August 30th for a total of 240 hours.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Lacombe & District Historical society electronically to info@lacombemuseum.com  or in person/ by mail to the Michener House Museum at 5036 - 51 Street Lacombe, T4L 1W2.
Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We thank all interested applicants!



OPPORTUNITY #2: Heritage Resources

Job Description

The Archives Assistant will undertake work that assists the Lacombe and District Historical Society in meeting its mission to collect, preserve and interpret the culture and heritage of the Lacombe region.
The Archives Assistant will work with the Lacombe and District Historical Society and the City of Lacombe to grow and advance the mutually beneficial Municipal Heritage Resources program.

Typical duties include:
·         Updating records and creating a database for Heritage Homes in the City of Lacombe.
·         Researching heritage homes and heritage home maintenance best practices
·         Assist City of Lacombe's Heritage resources committee as needed and other duties related to the furthering and advancing of the Society’s mission
The Archives Assistant will also help deliver programs and events at the Museums for special events such as Canada Day and Lacombe Days.

Requirements Include

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs program.
·        Physically fit and able to manipulate and move items weighing up to 40 lbs, ability to climb stairs, and ability to sit and work at a computer for longer periods of time is required
·         Preference may be given to those with previous heritage work experience or education/training, museum education/training, planning or records management work experience/training
·         Familiarity with municipal government and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is considered an asset
·         Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Possess excellent attention to detail
·         Excellent organization skills are required
·         Ability to represent the Society in a professional, competent manner
·         Work in a multiple task environment
·         Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Access
·         Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
Wage is $15/hour, the term is between June 28th and August 30th for a total of 240 hours.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Lacombe & District Historical society electronically to info@lacombemuseum.com  or in person/ by mail to the Michener House Museum at 5036 - 51 Street Lacombe, T4L 1W2.
Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We thank all interested applicants!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

2018 Summer Job Opportunities

CURRENT POSITION(S) AVAILABLE

Website Development Intern


Start Date
May 1, 2018
Category
Local In-Office at the Lacombe Museum
Interns Needed
1
Organization
Contact Name
Marie Peron
Contact Phone
(403) 782-3933
Contact Email
info@lacombemuseum.com
The Website Development Intern will assist with the final stages of development 
of a new website for the Lacombe museums including finalizing design, content, 
layout, and site navigation. Specifically, they will assist with finishing the design 
of www.lacombemuseum.com and adding content about the museum's programs, 
collections and virtual exhibits. Using common Wordpress and sitebuilder templates, 
the intern will assist the museum in sharing the history and heritage of the Lacombe 
region online -helping the museum in its mission to raise awareness and provide 
access to Lacombe's history.

The successful candidate will work an average of 5-10 hours a week for a total of 
70 hours. Hours are flexible.

This is an unpaid position. A certificate is provided to the candidate upon successful 
completion of the internship.

Ideal for someone with course work in: 
Web Design and Development 
Communications 
Arts and Cultural Studies 
Digital Arts 
Design 

Some specialized skills required: 
Good Writing skills 
Knowledge of wordpress/ site builders 
Strong computer skills, 

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship: 
Finalize design, content, layout, and site navigation 
Publish the website for a soft launch

Monday, February 12, 2018

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING



ARE YOU LOOKING TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY?

JOIN THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY!


We invite anyone interested in history and supporting their local Museum to attend our Annual General Meeting on March 1, 2018 at 6 pm. Come and learn about the Society’s plans for the coming year.  Learn how you can support our committee to build a new Museum and Archives. $20/ person membership fee supports the operation of the Museums in Lacombe. For more information please call (403) 782-3933
or visit us online www.mhma3.blogspot.ca

The Lacombe & District Historical Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
6 PM on Thursday March 1, 2018
FLATIRON BUILDING
5005 – 50 AVE Lacombe, AB

Monday, November 6, 2017

REFLECTIONS ON VIMY - NEW EXHIBIT


The Lacombe & District Historical Society's newest exhibit Reflections on Vimy can be viewed at the Lacombe Memorial Centre September 30 to November 13, 2017 and is also available online as a virtual exhibit at: http://virtualexhibits.blogspot.ca/2017/09/reflections-on-vimy.html.

For more virtual exhibits by the Lacombe & District Historical Society visit the Virtual Exhibit Page on this site.