Recruiting for Youth Programs Manager

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Recruiting for Youth Programs Manager

Term: One full-time position

Please apply no later than May 20, 2022 at 2:00pm.

The confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers has been a historical and cultural gathering place for time immemorial. From its origins as Mohkinsstsis (Blackfoot), Wîchîspa (Nakoda), and Guts’ists’i (Tsuut’ina), to its more recent history, Fort Calgary has a complex story to tell. As caretakers of a unique National Historic Site, Fort Calgary aims to present its history to connect people by deepening their understanding, enhancing their curiosity and informing their context for contemporary life.

Fort Calgary is recruiting for a permanent full-time youth programs manager. This exciting role will be responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of K-12 education programs, camps programs, and the activation of a youth advisory council at Fort Calgary. This position will also provide daily supervision for youth program staff and oversee all administrative capacities for youth programs.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please submit your resume to us!

What will you do?

  • Develop, implement, and champion educational frameworks and program development for on-site and outreach programs for K-12 and youth audiences.
  • Produce and manage innovative educational programs working with schools to meet curriculum and educator needs.
  • Responsible for the operations of all seasonal youth programming, including school workshops, summer camps, spring break camps and day camps.
  • Responsible for program development and updates, including research and consultation for new programs.
  • Work closely with educators, administrators, and community members to develop content, and work with consultants.
  • Identify community learning needs and trends and work with the content team and chief of creative experience to identify new opportunities to work with schools and community partners and develop education-based learning programs.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, coaching and supervision of museum educators and camp staff, providing ongoing feedback for best practices in workshop facilitation and customer service.
  • Lead the development of training modules for the team of Fort Calgary educators delivering learning content.
  • Develop relationships with educators to support revenue-generating activities and bookings.
  • Manage program budgets and resourcing for all programming needs.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop marketing materials.
  • Project management of grant-based work, including writing program narratives, program implementation, data collection and reporting.

What do I need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to museum work, humanities, education, cultural heritage, history, or similar lived experience.
  • Basic knowledge of local Indigenous communities and the history of settler-colonialism and Fort Calgary
  • Minimum 3 years experience supervising teams of informal learning educators, particularly in leading large groups of children in an informal learning environment.
  • Experience in research and development of innovative programs for all types of learners and for various settings and topics.
  • Knowledge and interest in local and Canadian history and Indigenous relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, be self-motivated and maintain an expected level of professionalism.
  • Ability to present to groups and influence relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of employees is critical.
  • Ability to collaborate with Indigenous people and communities and maintain these relationships between programs.

Fort Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. The Fort Calgary team is guided by a shared commitment to community, reconciliation, integrity, sustainability, inclusiveness, and respect. Fort Calgary welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Application instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Fort Calgary via email at with the job title in the subject of your email.

All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check.

Please apply no later than May 20, 2022 at 2:00pm.

Interviews will be scheduled on May 24, 2022. The target start date is early June 2022.

Salary range for this position is $50,000-$59,000 plus benefits.

Fort Calgary respectfully acknowledges that the traditional land in which it operates is the homeland of the Treaty 7 nations and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3.

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