Programs Officer

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Programs Officer

The Canmore Museum is seeking a gifted storyteller to develop and deliver a variety of museum programs, services and experiences which connect visitors and residents to the culture, arts, heritage and landscapes of Canmore and the Bow Valley. Programs may be delivered onsite at the Canmore Museum, the Canmore NWMP Barracks or offsite within the community, surrounding mountain landscapes or at schools.


  • Education Programming – 50%
  • Public Programming – 25%
  • Events – 10 to 15%
  • Administration/Communication – 10 to 15%

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts research projects for the development of educational and interpretive programming.
  • Creates, promotes and delivers robust and appealing programming for students, families, adults and seniors, both at the museum and off-site, either standalone or with the participation of partner organizations.
  • Builds strong, long-term relationships and partnerships with the Town of Canmore Cultural department, schools, school boards, community groups, service clubs, Tourism Canmore and Kananaskis, the Downtown Canmore Business Revitalization Zone, and Indigenous groups among others to develop a keen understanding of needs and opportunities within the larger community.
  • Ensures focused management and administration of programming, to achieve seamless delivery and high rates of audience satisfaction, within established budgets and resource availability.
  • Participates in organizational planning. Develops an annual program plan and budget, ensuring alignment with the museum’s strategic plan and other museum departments’ annual plans and budgets.
  • Proactively recommends adjustments in the programming strategy to ensure annual attendance and revenue targets are met.
  • Provides site security and emergency planning/management for all onsite and offsite programming.

How to Apply

Join the team at the Canmore Museum at an exciting point in the organization’s history. Together, the board of directors and staff at the Canmore Museum are forging the path to redefine what it means to be a museum and cultural space in today’s world. Our focus is authenticity and relevance, through innovative methods of storytelling, collaborating and sharing. This includes planning for a new space for the community to gather and learn.

The Canmore Museum offers a benefits and vacation/personal time- off package, flexible work schedules, competitive salary, and a collaborative work environment.

Closing date is August 6, 2021, at 4:00pm.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to Ron Ulrich, Executive Officer,  at

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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