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Programming and Curatorial Assistant

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

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

Position Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Assist with install and deinstall of exhibits.
  • Assist with exhibit preparation (labels, framing, logistics, etc.).
  • Curatorial Assistance:
    • Research assistance.
    • Collaborating on exhibit planning.
    • Editing exhibit text.
    • General curatorial and exhibits support.
  • Collections Management:
    • Accessioning and cataloguing incoming artifacts.
    • Data entry into PastPerfect collections management database.
    • General collections and archives support.
  • School Programs:
    • Set up and take down of school program materials.
    • Assist and deliver inquiry-based schools programs focused around the K-6 Social Studies Curriculum.
    • Assist in the development of new school programs including outreach programming.
  • Public Programming:
    • Assist with the development and delivery of public programming including:
      • Adult workshops, talks, panel discussions, team builders, etc.
    • Drop in or ticketed programming for families and children.
  • Assist in volunteer engagement, training and development.
  • Provide interpretive tours to visitors to the house.
  • Be available to greet visitors to the museum, process admissions, shop sales, and memberships.
  • Support the museum’s mission, values, vision, priorities and strategic plan.
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in museums studies, history, or similar discipline; or a combination of equivalent education and experience related to museums, programming, education, and collections.
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning models and experience developing programs for a diverse range of ages or skill levels.
  • Experience presenting to members of the public, including diverse audiences and children.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) a must.
  • Familiarity with PastPerfect Museum Software an asset.
  • Experience with POS and payment processor systems an asset.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Job Location: Calgary, Alberta
Start Date: September 10, 2018
Duration: This is a contract position for 15 weeks, four days a week (Monday to Thursday), 28 hours a week, with a possibility of extension. Flexibility of schedule, into evenings and weekend may be occasionally required during our Christmas season (mid-November to end of December).
Compensation: $18/hour

Submissions should be sent by email to:
Holleay Rohm, Programs Manager

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

Application Closing Date: August 24, 2018, at 5:00pm MST

A security clearance check is required for this role.

For more information on the Lougheed House, please go to or visit us at 707 13th Ave. SW.

See attached PDF for more information.