Available Board Chair Position

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Available Board Chair Position

Lougheed House National and Provincial Historic Site is operated by the Lougheed House Conservation Society, a charity and non-profit devoted to the restoration and public enjoyment of the historic house and gardens.

The Lougheed House Conservation Society is seeking a new board chair to steward our society in the achievement of our mission, to be a house of story.

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about the history of Calgary and Lougheed House, has a well established reputation as a leader with strong integrity, proven communication and planning skills, and robust interpersonal skills to represent the society effectively.

Our successful candidate will have experience in board level non-profit fundraising and experience on a governance board; this includes a strong understanding of effective Board structure and operations, bylaws, and meeting procedures.

Our next board chair has the interest, time, and commitment to volunteer a minimum of eight to 10 hours per month for a three-year term which is renewable once.

If this role is of interest to you, or if you wish to learn more, please contact alannah@salopekconsulting.com.

The recruitment process for this role is open for submissions until March 26, 2021.

In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot (Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai), the Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation of Alberta (Region 3) and the Métis Homeland.

Lougheed House is committed to diversity, inclusion, and we respect the visible and non-visible differences between all of us. We aim to be welcoming to everyone and, as such, encourage qualified candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

About Lougheed House

Lougheed House is a Victorian mansion with flower and vegetable gardens, museum, restaurant, and shop, all on the original 2.8 acres in Calgary’s Beltline community. We have been open as a National and Provincial Historic Site since 2005 and today we are energized by new purpose, energy, and progress as we continue to evolve into the place to which people come for a rich and immersive experience about our city’s past in ways that inform its future.

Our vision is to realize historic possibilities and our mission is to be a house of story, deeply connected to this city and the people who made it. With our collaborative partners we engage meaningfully to create, honour, and share our city’s diverse experiences. On our YouTube channel you will find videos of some of our award-winning community collaborations.

This sandstone prairie mansion was built in 1891 by Senator Sir James Alexander Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed. They raised their family here, made the home one of the finest residences in Canada’s west, and provided the political and social hub of fast-growing Calgary until 1936, the year of Lady Lougheed’s passing. Between 1939 – 1978 the House was variously used as a residence for a Provincial youth employment women’s training program, a WWII offices and barracks for the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, and a Red Cross headquarters.

Today Lougheed House offers a regular exhibition program, a venue rentals program, shop and a Restaurant by Chef Judy Wood. We feature community collaborations and host programs, events, tours and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Lougheed House is operated by the Lougheed House Conservation Society, a non-profit charity.

This is an exciting and important time for the Lougheed House. Throughout the pandemic, we have remained an active presenter of programming, exhibitions, and events, working in partnership with community collaborators to deliver programming in the House and Gardens, and online. View our 2019 Report to Community. We are poised to play a vital role in the recovery of the cultural sector in Calgary as we move forward with Lougheed House Re-Imagined, a new permanent exhibition that will showcase Lougheed House and Calgary history.

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