SAM Centre Project Manager

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SAM Centre Project Manager

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline for submissions is October 10, 2019.

Seeded by one of Canada’s most generous philanthropists Don Taylor, the SAM Centre (SAM) is envisioned as a must-see and must-do attraction which showcases the authentic, extraordinary experience of the Calgary Stampede—and what that experience has meant to generations of Calgarians and southern Albertans, year-round.

SAM will offer an immersive experience of the Stampede story fueled by technology, storytelling, and 21st-century progressive museum practices. This means co-creating community-facing programs, rich content development, and delivering an attraction that serves both our local markets and the travel tourism sector. SAM will meet the Stampede’s global reputation for values-driven hospitality, through learning spaces, access to archives and collections, and active welcoming public spaces.

SAM will be a platform for story-making, offering a collection of experiences that connect people by sharing the history, culture and spirit of the Stampede. SAM will be as much about the future as it will be about the past—always remaining relevant and relatable—no matter who you are or where you come from.

Awesome Project Manager Opportunity – A Summary

Reporting to, and working closely with, the director of youth campus, and working in close collaboration with Calgary Stampede Park Development, the SAM Centre project manager is responsible for the internal coordination, scheduling, program scoping and business deliverables for the project. They will serve as an essential bridge between the key Sam Centre partners—the Calgary Stampede Foundation (CSF), the Calgary Stampede Park Development (CSPD) team, the Exhibition and Experience Design (EED) team, and the Prime Design Consultant (PDC) while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

In addition, the SAM project manager will lead the engagement processes for internal CS and CSF stakeholders and service providers key to achieving the goals for the SAM Centre. This position is responsible for all phases of project planning, coordination and project completion as it relates to the SAM Centre operating model.

To be considered for this role, you should be obsessed with creating high-quality experiences, while also being highly operational, detail-oriented, cost-conscious and kind.

NB. This is not a construction project management role—it is project management of a new product offering that liaises with CSPD project management.

Contract Position: 40 months starting October 2019

Submit a letter of interest with CV/resume, no later than October 10, 2019, to Angie Gélinas, Director Youth Campus by email to

Questions or inquiries regarding this unique position are welcome; please direct any to the contact information, or call 403.589.8981.

Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

  • Five years experience in project management or equivalent in leading new endeavours.
  • Live event and museum exhibit experience is an asset.
  • Proven experience in business and operations planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Outstanding troubleshooting and problem management skills.
  • You are a process-builder by nature and are extremely detail-oriented.
  • You have the necessary skills to build out and manage comprehensive timelines.
  • You have the ability to communicate clearly and with respect.
  • You have the drive to build the most amazing, engaging and unique environment that will showcase the vision or the SAM Centre.
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