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Digital Exhibit Coordinator

Our upcoming digital exhibition is an exploration of the individual stories of members of the Hardisty family, as well as looking at their collective impact on the country, and the conflicting loyalties they may have experienced as a prominent family of Métis descent. Telling these stores is particularly important to Lougheed House as we work towards reconciliation. Please review the complete job posting to see if you are a fit for this unique contract opportunity.

About the Project

Counted among the many Anglo-Métis, or Countryborn, descendants of Scottish or English fur traders and local First Nations women, the Hardisty family rose to prominence as fur traders and officers at some of the earliest Hudson’s Bay Company forts established throughout Canada.

Geographically, politically, and economically, the influence of several generations of Hardistys reached incredibly far. Lougheed House plans to develop a virtual exhibit exploring the legacy of the Hardisty family as it relates to different aspects of Canadian history, including the fur trade, settlement in the West, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and Métis history.

The exhibition will explore the individual stories of members of the Hardisty family, as well as look at their collective impact on the country, and the conflicting loyalties they may have experienced as a prominent family of Métis descent. Telling these stories is particularly important to Lougheed House, as we work towards reconciliation.

Goals:

  • To explore the various alternate and parallel narratives that relate to the history of Lougheed House.
  • To explore the history of the fur trade through a social, environmental, economic, geographical, and familial lens.
  • To grow our understanding of Indigenous perspectives on Canada’s early history.
  • To promote a greater understanding of Canada of today though interrogations of our history and the long-term impacts of actions from the past.

About Lougheed House

It is an exciting time to join Lougheed House as we continue to grow as a cultural hub for Calgary. We are evolving our organization and are looking for an individual interested in being a part of this journey.

Lougheed House was built in 1891 and is a Provincial and National Historic Site. Designed by Ottawa architect James R. Bowes for Senator James and Isabella Lougheed, it is one of the earliest surviving mansions of its kind on the Canadian prairies today.

Located in the Beltline district of Calgary amid several acres of heritage gardens and green space, the House is also an accredited museum and significant Calgary landmark. It features a regular exhibition program, and hosts events, tours, and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration: This is a part-time contract position for 420 hours over 10 to 12-month period. The intensity of work over this time period will vary. Days and hours worked are highly flexible with some specific dates that may be required.

Compensation: $18/hour

Please submit your resume and cover letter including an answer to the following question:

What role can heritage sites play in explorations of Canada’s history as it relates to contemporary
issues?

Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous with the required combination of education and experience. Lougheed House is committed to, and values, diversity in the workplace.

For more information on the Lougheed House, please visit lougheedhouse.com or drop by at 707, 13 Ave. SW.

Application Closing Date: May 31, 2018, at 5:00pm MST

To apply email Amanda Foote, Visitor Experience Coordinator at afoote@lougheedhouse.com or phone 403.244.6333 ext. 102.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those who most closely match the Lougheed House’s requirements will be contacted.

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